Fort Ticonderoga is a remarkable place with a history that spans many centuries. Tens of thousands of soldiers served at the Fort over the course of its military occupation spanning 1755-1777. A great many of these men died here – disease, not warfare, was the number one killer. The people who served here left an indellible mark on its landscape. Numerous redoubts, earthworks, and of course, the Fort itself are vivid visual reminders of Ticonderoga’s epic past. Some people say that some of the soldiers who served at the Fort still walk its ramparts and inhabit its barracks buildings.
Even before the restoration of the Fort began more than a century ago, visitors to the site claimed to have had experiences that are mysterious in nature. By the mid 1800s it was said that the spirit of a young Indian girl could occasionally be seen walking the eroded walls of the Fort. According to legend, she leapt from the ramparts of the Fort in the 1750s rather than acquiesce to the demands of a man she did not love. In more recent decades reports of footsteps being heard in otherwise empty buildings or mysterious lights being observed in the early morning hours beg the question of whether or not the past is still present at Fort Ticonderoga.
Today, through Fort Ticonderoga’s Garrison Ghost Tours, we present the stories of unusual experiences reported by staff and visitors over many years through a nighttime exploration of the Fort. Venture into the darkness to decide for yourself whether or not these experiences are connected to the Fort’s remarkable past. A museum staff person will serve as your guide on this 90-minute exploration of the Fort’s darkest and most active areas and provide rare insight into a unique and not well understood aspect of Ticonderoga’s history. Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final. There are no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine tour.
The entrance gate opens at 7:30 pm and the tour begins promptly at 8:00 pm. It is recommended that guest arrive by 7:45. Tour duration is 1 ½ to 2 hours.
Tour are scheduled for: July 23 and 30, August 6, 13 and 27, October 10 and 24