Bring Home a Piece of Fort Ticonderoga

The Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store offers a wide variety of specialty products for children, youths, and adults and is considered the best history book store in the region. There is no better way to end your Fort Ticonderoga visit than by browsing through our Museum store and taking your epic historical experience home with you with a unique piece of memorabilia. If you find that your day has flown by with all of the great activities and programs Fort Ticonderoga has to offer, and you just don’t have time to stop by our store, have no fear! Now, you can shop in our online store which features selected products from the Museum Store (www.fortticonderoga/shop). Keep in mind, however, that not every item that is sold in our Museum Store is available online – you may just have to plan another visit to fully take advantage! General admission tickets to Fort Ticonderoga can be purchased online or on site at the admissions booth upon entry. Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Resident Ambassadors Pass Holders are admitted free of charge.

Enjoy fabulous gifts for yourself and others and support America’s Fort! All proceeds support Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.

Below are just a few examples of what you can find online and in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store:

A FAVORITE PLACE OF RESORT FOR STRANGERS: THE KING’S GARDEN AT FORT TICONDEROGA

A-Favorite-Place-of-Resort-for-StrangersThe Pavilion grounds are most significant for their long, continuous history as a well-documented, cultivated landscape. Follow the evolution of the garden and grounds through the 19th and 20th century, whose power is in the intertwining of landscape and history. Lucinda Brockway thoroughly documents the changing landscape through historical accounts, on-site studies, and oral history, including the contributions of the Pell family who began a legacy of preservation and stewardship at Fort Ticonderoga. Early tourism, the Pavilion, the King’s Garden and the roles of landscape architect Marian Coffin and others are presented in a lively social and historical context.

This book is a perfect way to develop an in-depth understanding of the layers of history incorporated into the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga. Read this, then enjoy a peaceful morning stroll in the garden where you’ll enjoy the fragrant and vibrant beauty of the walled colonial revival garden built in the 1920’s. Explore our Discovery Gardens including our newest cut flower garden and roll up your sleeves to discover Fort Ticonderoga’s centuries of horticulture history! Take time to relax in our gazebo located on the lawn in front of the historic Pavilion, the 19th-century Pell family home, to enjoy the pristine landscape and stunning lake views overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains and Mount Independence.

LIMITED EDITION REPRODUCTION 18TH-CENTURY PUNCH BOWL

Bowl-outsideThis special punch bowl commemorates General Jeffrey Amherst’s successes in North America during the French & Indian War and is based on fragments found at Fort Ticonderoga during its restoration a century ago. Made by master potter Michele Erikson and decorated in the Fazackerly pattern, this special number reproduction is limited to only six bowls.

This special collection item will be even more appreciated after a visit to our unique museum exhibit, Pottery, Pork, and Pigeon: The 18th-Century Menu at Fort Ticonderoga.  This exhibit highlights artifacts recovered from the site during the Fort’s reconstruction in the 20th century. Fragments of glassware, shattered ceramics, bones and shells shed light on the diet of colonial and Revolutionary soldiers. Imported plates were not just for the officers, the range of objects uncovered at Fort Ticonderoga shows that even common soldiers had access to goods made in Europe, Asia, and North America. Likewise their diets, although monotonous could range from salted beef, to wild pigeon, to shellfish from Lake Champlain.

HANDMADE MAPLE FIFE

maplefifeEnjoy playing a fun tune on this handmade maple fife created by Cooperman Fifes. The fife is a simple, high-pitched member of the flute family, which came to the New World as a military instrument with European soldiers and a folk instrument with settlers.

After touring through over 10,000 square feet of gallery space, listen to stirring tunes of Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife and Drum Corps. Explore how drumbeats, trilling fifes and songs created an 18th-century world of military music. By the end of the performance, it will be difficult to pass up the opportunity to purchase a Fife of your own!

KEEP MONTCALM TEE

SONY DSC“Keep Montcalm and Carillon” is our creative version of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” slogan in honor of Fort Ticonderoga’s General Montcalm and the Carillon battlefield.

Sport this T-shirt during Fort Ticonderoga’s July 18 – 19 re-enactment, Montcalm’s Cross: the 1758 Battle of Carillon, and stand with the loyal and courageous French soldiers that defended the French lines against all odds. Discover how 257 years ago, the Battle of Carillon sealed the reputation of Ticonderoga for generations to come, and meet the British and Provincial soldiers who gave their all to drive the French from the rocky peninsula and fortress of Ticonderoga.

GUNPOWDER TIGHTLY ROLLED GREEN TEA

large_Loose-Tea-1In 18th-century British America, tea was an expensive, exotic import, first popular with more wealthy colonists, then with the middle classes as well. According to mercantile records, various grades of gunpowder tea were a common import to America.

This fine tea is full of refreshing lemon and light vegetable flavors, an excellent tea for everyday brewing. Its strong visual resemblance to the gun powder used for soldier’s ammunition will serve as a reminder of Fort Ticonderoga’s one-of-a-kind musket demonstrations. Museum interpretative staff members portray professional French soldiers that keep a cool head to load, aim, and fire muskets to hold this strategic ground. Though the tea pearls do unfurl on immersion in water, it’s unlikely that a cup will cause you any friendly fire.

FORT TICONDEROGA: KEY TO A CONTINENT

SONY DSCFort Ticonderoga recently reprinted Fort Ticonderoga: Key to a Continent by Edward P. Hamilton in a 50th-anniversary edition. This classic history of Fort Ticonderoga was first published in 1964, and is the first publication from Ticonderoga Press, Fort Ticonderoga’s new publishing venture.

Hamilton’s Fort Ticonderoga, though somewhat dated, still brings the history of the Ticonderoga peninsula to life. The book spans from Samuel de Champlain’s arrival on the peninsula in 1609 through the restoration of the Fort by Stephen and Sarah Pell. Colonel Hamilton served as Director of the Fort Ticonderoga Museum from 1957 through his death in 1972.

Whether by Samuel de Champlain in 1609 or Ethan Allen in 1775, Ticonderoga was explored, ascended, and defended by water. Now it’s your chance to be a part of this experience! After reading Fort Ticonderoga: Key to a Continent, hop on board Fort Ticonderoga’s 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat, the Carillon, and explore the perimeter of the Ticonderoga peninsula for yourself! In 90 minutes you can enjoy centuries of stories that floated across this ancient lake. Set between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, tours on the Carillon explore not only the epic 18th-century military stories, but also the maritime heritage of the 19th and 20th century. From the 1777 American bridge piers to remains of railroads, side-scanning sonar will allow you to literally get a picture of the archaeological wealth that surrounds Ticonderoga.

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