Whether you are interested in a self-guided exploration of Fort Ticonderoga and it's surrounding landscape or you are looking for a more in-depth experience for your students, Fort Ticonderoga welcomes student groups throughout the 2012-2013 school year. Download the School Programs brochure here.
Fort Ticonderoga opens for general self-guided field trips beginning May 17, 2013. The cost is $6 per students with one teacher chaperone / parent chaperone admitted free for every five students. Additional chaperones pay $12 each. To make a reservation for a self-guided field trip or for a special program, please call Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator, at (518) 585-2821, or email
Fort Ticonderoga offers a number of special, in-depth programs for students during the 2012-13 school year. Your students can take part in the "To Act as One United Body" immersive program, learn about geography and history through art, or explore our six-acre corn maze in the fall. For more information
Fort Ticonderoga welcomes homeschool families throughout the open season May-October, but also presents a day specifically designed for homeschool families on Friday, September 6, 2013. For more information
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. Shop here
Immerse your students in 1775 as a Connecticut soldier garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga comes to your classroom. Students learn about the experiences of a soldier on the Lake Champlain frontier during the American Revolution. Students learn about the daily life of soldiers through hands-on experiences with high-quality reproductions of items that Connecticut soldiers carried during the Revolution. Students gain an understanding of the purpose and function of each item and the larger concepts related to service in America’s War for Independence. Students learn about equipping and feeding an army in a remote location while incorporating geography, math, and language arts skills.
Cost is $200 plus mileage and programs are designed for 30 students or less. Additional programs in the same school on the same day are $100 per program. Grants from the Walter Cerf Community Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation enable schools in Vermont’s Addison County and within New York’s Adirondack Park to bring a Historic Interpreter from Fort Ticonderoga into the classroom at a greatly reduced fee. Funding from Champlain National Bank enables 4th grade classrooms at Crown Point, Elizabethtown, Keene, Lake Placid, Westport, and Willsboro also to have this program at a greatly reduced rate.
For more information contact Rich Strum, Director of Education at
Outreach programs are supported in part by the Walter Cerf Community Fund, the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation and
Champlain National Bank.
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 8, 2014, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga.The theme for the 2013-14 school year is "Rights and Responsibilities in History."