Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization, museum, and major cultural destination, is ready to set sail on Lake Champlain aboard its new Vessel Carillon. Boat tours begin May 27th aboard Vessel Carillon, a 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat. Tours, sunset cruises, and charters will be offered on the Carillon through October. 90 minute Daily tours are offered Tuesday through Sunday at 11am, 1:30 pm, and 4 pm. Sunset cruises are available on Wednesdays evening at 6:30 pm in July and August. Tickets for the boat cruise can be purchased at Fort Ticonderoga or in advance by calling 518-585-2821. For more information visit www.fortticonderoga.org.
“Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to have the opportunity to expand its cultural destination experience to the internationally significant waters of Lake Champlain. The lake is a tremendous asset for our North Country region and with Fort Ticonderoga’s 2 miles of shoreline and story that is intricately linked to Lake Champlain, the development of a water experience is an obvious next step in our program development,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Thanks in part to a New York Empire State Development grant and other generous supporters, Fort Ticonderoga’s waterway experience expands our tourism demographic, increase the length of stay of our guests, connect our historic properties on both sides of Lake Champlain, and highlight Ticonderoga’s epic story in a new and exciting way. We are particularly enthusiastic about this project as it is directly linked with a Town of Ticonderoga priority to increase access and waterway experiences through tourism development.”
Fort Ticonderoga acquired the Carillon in 2015 thanks to generous donor support. Funding was also received in 2015 through the New York State Regional Economic Development grant awards to support the first phase of development in a waterway transportation and recreation system including the installation of a dock.