Whether you are interested in a self-guided exploration of Fort Ticonderoga and its surrounding landscape or you are looking for a more in-depth experience for your students, Fort Ticonderoga welcomes student groups throughout the 2014-15 school year.
Fort Ticonderoga is open for general self-guided field trips from May 9 to October 18, 2015. Learn more.
New this Year! Fort Ticonderoga offers a discounted rate for school groups interested in exploring Fort Ticonderoga's history by water aboard the Carillon, our 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat. Learn more.
Fort Ticonderoga offers a number of special, in-depth programs for students throughout the 2014-15 school year. Learn more.
Bring the Fort Ticonderoga experience into the classroom for your students. Learn more.
Fort Ticonderoga welcomes homeschool families throughout the open season May-October, but also presents a day specifically designed for homeschool families on Friday, September 18, 2015. Learn more
Exclusive Souvenir Packages for Schools
Don't have time in your schedule for visiting the Museum Store? You can pre-order a souvenir package for each of your students. A variety of options are available. Learn more
National History Day Program
National History Day encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics' significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators.
Fort Ticonderoga coordinates North Country History Day, serving students in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Warren counties in New York State. The North Country History Day Regional Contest will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2016, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga. The theme for the 2015-16 school year is "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History."
Teacher Resources for Planning a Visit to Fort Ticonderoga and the Classroom
These are updated regularly to reflect our new exhibits and interpretive programs, so check them out before you visit!
- Planning Your 2015 Visit Black and White PDF
- Fort Ticonderoga Student Scavenger Hunt 2015 Black & White PDF
- Lesson Plans created by teachers in our NEH Workshop.
- Building a Soldier's Hut (math activities ) Black and White PDF
- Persifor Frazer's Letters (primary sources) Black and White PDF
- Using Art to Learn About History Color PDF
- Introduction to Using Primary Sources Black & White PDF
- Feeding the Continental Army (math activities) Black & White PDF
- Colonial Currencies at Fort Ticonderoga (math activities) Black & White PDF
- The Capture of Fort Ticonderoga (document analysis) Black & White PDF
- Document-Based Questions related to 19th-Century Fort Ticonderoga Color PDF
- Ezra Tilden -Carrying the Weight of a Soldier- ELA 4-5th grade Word Document