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Experience America’s First Victory at Fort Ticonderoga! “No Quarter” Re-enactment May 10-11

Apr 14, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga kicks off the 2014 season May 10-11 with its “No Quarter” event recreating the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long recreation visitors will experience “America’s First Victory.” Throughout the weekend, visitors will explore this dramatic story from the perspectives of both the British garrison and the Green Mountain Boys and come face-to-face with the historical characters including Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Award for Interpretive Programs

Apr 8, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga recently received an Innovation in Interpretation Award from the Museum Association of New York (MANY) which recognized Fort Ticonderoga as a leader in historic interpretation. The award was presented at MANY’s annual meeting in Albany, NY. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships for Upcoming War College

Mar 31, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the recipients of teacher scholarships to attend the Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 16-18, 2014. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute Seeks Applications

Mar 18, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga is now accepting applications from teachers to participate in the 2014 Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute July 13-17, 2014. The focus of this year’s institute is “1776 at Ticonderoga” and will accommodate 14 teachers for a week-long exploration of the critical year of Independence as it unfolded at Fort Ticonderoga. Applications are due April 15. Read more »

Area Students Compete at North Country History Day

Mar 13, 2014
Thirty middle and high school students from the North Country won top prizes at North Country History Day on Saturday, March 8, at Fort Ticonderoga’s Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. These students will advance to compete at New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 28. “What a great day!” said Rich Strum, the Fort’s Director of Education who also serves as North Country Regional Coordinator for New York State History Day. “Not only was it exciting to see student projects, but it was great to see students from throughout the region sharing with each other their common interest in history and what history can teach us about ourselves. Each and every student participant invested a great deal of time and energy in historical research and creating compelling projects reflecting this year’s theme of Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Read more »

“Ordered to Join the Northern Army in Canada” Living History Event March 15-16

Mar 5, 2014
Event Brings to Life the Remarkable Story of a Fledging Army Fighting for Independence in March 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships for Upcoming War College

Mar 1, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the recipients of teacher scholarships to attend the Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 16-18, 2014. Read more »

Regional Students to Compete at North Country History Day

Feb 26, 2014
Sixty-six students from across the North Country will compete in the regional New York State History Day contest held at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, March 8. Students placing first and second in their categories will advance to the New York State History Day Contest in Cooperstown on April 28. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Offers Teacher Scholarships

Feb 21, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga offers four middle or high school teachers the opportunity to attend the Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years War May 16-18, 2014 on scholarships. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The scholarships are available for educators who are first-time attendees at the War College. Read more »

“A Day Longer in the Field” Explores Lives of Provincial Soldiers - Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga February 15-16

Feb 6, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga will once again be alive with its premier interpretive programming during its next living history weekend, Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16 from 10 am until 4pm each day. The event will highlight the lives of Massachusetts provincial soldiers garrisoned at Fort Ticonderoga in 1759. The cost for the event is $10 per person and payable at the gate. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children 4 years old and under are free. For more details visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual Colonial America Conference

Feb 4, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga will host the Sixth Annual Colonial America Conference for Educators on Friday, May 16, 2014, in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. This day-long conference, while intended for educators, is open to anyone with an interest in helping connect students with history. The conference focuses on the period 1609-1783 and features presentations by classroom teachers, museum educators, and archivists. Read more »

Using Tree Rings to Answer Questions:Fort Ticonderoga Receives a Grant from The Perkin Fund to Conduct Dendrochronological Research

Jan 28, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga is proud to announce that it has received a grant from The Perkin Fund which will support dendrochronological research on the 19th-century Pell house located on the Fort Ticonderoga peninsula. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Third Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

Jan 22, 2014
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Third Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium “New Garden Visions” on Saturday, April 12. This day-long symposium, geared for both beginning and experienced gardeners, provides helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in upstate New York and northern New England. This springtime event takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open by pre-registration only. Read more »

New Scholarship to Be Presented at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

Jan 15, 2014
Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 16-18, 2014. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. “Begun in 1996, the War College of the Seven Years’ War has become one of the premier seminars on the French & Indian War in the country. It features a mix of new and established scholars in an informal setting for a weekend of presentations related to the military, social, and cultural history of the French & Indian War,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Program features Snowshoe Hike

Jan 13, 2014
Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, February 2 at 2 pm. with a “Winter Woods Snowshoe Exploration” led by Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Tour the historic hiking trail leading from the Fort and through the forested landscape on the Heights of Carillon where the most intact 18th-century earthworks remain today. Karkoski will talk about the landscape history and its uses in the time after military occupation. In addition, she will discuss forest succession and provide an opportunity to learn about the trees, shrubs, and other visible plant life along the way. The group will likely encounter animal tracks and other signs of nature on this two-mile excursion highlighting the beauty of the winter landscape. Read more »

Amazing Things!

Dec 18, 2013
Fort Fever Series Program Jan 12th Focuses on Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s World Renown Museum Collections Read more »

Discover the story of French soldiers in the winter of 1756

Dec 17, 2013
Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga January 11 Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Scholarship for Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Weekend Seminar

Dec 16, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that Paula Freeman, a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at Bay Trail Middle School in Penfield, New York, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar at Fort Ticonderoga to be held January 25 & 26, 2014. Read more »

Catch Fort Fever Series This Winter at Fort Ticonderoga!

Dec 10, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” returns this winter with monthly programs January through April 2014. Programs take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. The cost for each program is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

“The Noble Train Begins” at Fort Ticonderoga December 7

Nov 20, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga brings to life Henry Knox’s Epic Feat that Began at Ticonderoga in 1775 Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga presents Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Weekend Seminar

Nov 19, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga will present its Fourth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Seminar the weekend of January 25 & 26, 2014. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th century and is intended for people with an interest in learning more about objects of the 18th century and what they can tell us about history. “Material Matters” takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga and is open by pre-registration only. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Names Three Members to the Board of Trustees

Nov 4, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga named three members to its Board of Trustees: Thomas L. Hoy of Queensbury, NY; John Lawson of Warren, NJ; and Robert Morette of Winnetka, IL. "Adding talented and dedicated people such as these to our Board is critical to the bright future which we have in store for Fort Ticonderoga," said Sanford W. Morhouse, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Read more »

The First Call of Duty: Nov 9th Event Honors Veterans from 1775 and Beyond at Fort Ticonderoga

Oct 30, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga, America’s Fort™, honors veterans on Saturday, November 9 from 10 am - 4 pm! The First Call of Duty, Honoring Veterans from 1775 and Beyond living history event will feature Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps at 12:30 pm performing patriotic songs honoring more than two centuries of American soldiers’ sacrifice. Other activities will include special guided tours, musket demonstrations, and soldier’s life programs highlighting the stories of soldiers at Fort Ticonderoga in 1775, the year that ignited a rebellion into revolution. Veterans, Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children 4 years old and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets are $10 and payable at the gate. For event details visit www.FortTiconderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

French Heritage Society Supports Restoration Project

Oct 25, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga has received a grant from the French Heritage Society to underwrite restoration work on the Fort’s Soldiers’ Barracks. The grant was given to Fort Ticonderoga, originally named Fort Carillon in 1755, because of its historic significance as a French heritage site. The project will replace 80 year old windows and sills on the third floor of the Soldiers’ Barracks. Restoration work is currently underway with the windows expected to be installed by the spring of 2014. Read more »

Maze by Moonlight & Treats without Tricks! Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze features family-fun fall activities Oct 19 & 26!

Oct 9, 2013
What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga’s history surrounded by beautiful autumn foliage and two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! This fall the Heroic Maze features new and fun ways to celebrate the fall season. Join Fort Ticonderoga for Maze by Moonlight on October 19 and Treats without Tricks October 26 for family fun, celebrating Fort Ticonderoga’s agriculture history in one of America’s most beautiful settings! The Heroic Maze is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and open weekends (including Columbus Day) through October 20. Other fees apply for evening and special event programs on October 19 and October 26. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Grant Supports New School Program at Fort Ticonderoga

Oct 2, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga launches a new program for schools later this fall with support from the Lake Placid Education Foundation. In “The Artificer’s Apprentice,” student groups learn about trades and mechanical arts that helped support the armies at Fort Ticonderoga during the 18th century. Utilizing the Fort’s historic trades program, “The Artificer’s Apprentice” gives students a hands-on, immersive opportunity to learn about the local and global economy that supplied the raw materials necessary to adequately supply the soldiers at a frontier fortification like Ticonderoga. Rotating through four stations, students learn about the origins of the various leathers and cloths required to make shoes and clothing for the soldiers. Picking up needle and thread, students work alongside Fort Ticonderoga’s artificers as they produce the clothing and shoes worn by the Continental soldiers during the early years of the American Revolution. Read more »

Volunteer of the Year Named at Fort Ticonderoga

Sep 24, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga recently announced that Betty Rettig of Ticonderoga, NY, has received the Fort’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Ms. Rettig earned the honor for her work in Fort Ticonderoga’s Horticulture Department, giving nearly 300 hours of volunteer service since 2009. Read more »

Celebrate Fall at Fort Ticonderoga's Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival Sep 28th!

Sep 17, 2013
Join Fort Ticonderoga to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 28. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the King’s Garden’s heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports; take part in family-fun activities including horse drawn wagon rides and sack races; and explore the splendor of the King’s Garden at the harvest market. Admission to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival is included with Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. Fort Ticonderoga is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily. For a complete event schedule visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious Education Grant

Sep 9, 2013
The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of $173,000 to Fort Ticonderoga to host two week-long Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers in the summer of 2014. The workshops will focus on “The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga.” Fort Ticonderoga was one of only two institutions in New York State to receive grant funding for NEH Landmarks Workshops in 2014. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships

Sep 3, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the recipients of teacher scholarships to attend the Tenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution Sept 20-22, 2013. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series focuses on Ticonderoga’s Role during Burgoyne’s Saratoga Campaign of 1777

Aug 30, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2013 Author Series continues on Saturday, September 14, with Theodore Corbett, author of No Turning Point: The Saratoga Campaign in Perspective. The program takes place at 11:30 am in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is followed by a book signing in the Museum Store at 12:30 pm. The program is included in the cost of admission and takes place during the Fort’s “Brown’s Raid” reenactment weekend. Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders are admitted at no cost. Read more »

A Real-Life Action Adventure! Fort Ticonderoga Presents the Brown’s Raid 1777 Battle Re-enactment Sept 14-15

Aug 22, 2013
An attack led by patriot Colonel John Brown will take British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga by surprise (again) 236 years later during the upcoming real life action adventure at Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 14-15, from 9:30am- 5pm. Read more »

Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga September 7th

Aug 14, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York to host Girl Scout Day on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 9:30 am-5 pm. Girl Scout troops will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs highlighting Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history and natural beauty through interdisciplinary and hands-on programming developed especially for their learning and exploratory goals. Read more »

Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga September 6th

Aug 7, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s next Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents will be on Friday, September 6, 2013, from 9:30am - 5pm. Homeschool families will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs while learning about life on the colonial frontier during the early days of the French & Indian War, centuries of horticulture history, and historic trades. Additional self-guided activities will highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s world-known museum collections and include exploration in Fort Ticonderoga’s six-acre corn maze, a life-size puzzle featuring the popular Archaeology Quest activity. Read more »

From Farm Field to Land Art: Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze Adventure Opens August 15!

Aug 1, 2013
What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! Beginning August 15, test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s new six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden. The Heroic Maze is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and will be open August 15 through October 20. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features “Memories of War” in the Years following the American Revolution

Jul 17, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2013 Author Series continues on Sunday, July 21, with Thomas A. Chambers, author of Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic. The program takes place at 11:30 am in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is followed by a book signing in the Museum Store at 12:30 pm. The program is included in the cost of admission and takes place during the Fort’s “Montcalm’s Cross” battle re-enactment event weekend. Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders are admitted at no cost. Read more »

Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps Muster July 27th

Jul 16, 2013
Experience Martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga - America’s Fort™ July 27 during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. A special evening Twilight Fife & Drum Corps performance will be presented at 7 pm on the Fort parade ground. Tickets for the evening program are $10, children 4 years and younger are free and Friends of Fort Ticonderoga are free. Admission to the Twilight Concert is included in a Clambake ticket which will also take place at Fort Ticonderoga from 3 pm-6 pm, July 27. To learn more about the event visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

3rd Annual America’s Fort™ Clambake at Fort Ticonderoga! Enjoy a fun afternoon of great food, family enjoyment, music, and history Saturday, July 27th

Jul 11, 2013
Bring your whole family to Fort Ticonderoga for a celebration of America’s Fort™ on July 27 and enjoy a fun afternoon filled with delicious food, family fun, and patriotic music set against the backdrop of the imposing walls of Fort Ticonderoga and the majestic Lake Champlain- Adirondack beauty. America’s Fort Clambake™ will be held from 3pm-6pm, July 27, followed by a Twilight Fife & Drum Corps Concert at 7pm. Ongoing entertainment will be featured throughout the Clambake. Tickets are $30 for adults and children 10 yrs and under are $22. Clambake tickets include the Twilight Fife & Drum Corps concert. Tickets can also be purchased separately at the gate for the concert-only option for $10. Clambake tickets are available at Fort Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 518-585-2821 for more information or visit www.fortticonderoga.org for more details. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Scholarship for Conference on Lakes

Jul 9, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the winner of a teacher scholarship to attend the Second Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain August 10 & 11, 2013. The scholarship goes to Robert J. Dornfried, a teacher at East Catholic High School in Manchester, Connecticut. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Recreates the Epic 1758 Battle of Carillon: Montcalm’s Cross Battle Re-enactment Presented July 20-21

Jul 8, 2013
Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1758 Battle of Carillon! Witness how the British amassed the largest army in North American history to date yet was stunningly defeated by a French army a quarter of its size. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, 9:30am to 5 pm. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Pavilion Exploration Tour Provides Rare Look Inside Historic Pell Family Home

Jul 1, 2013
For the first time ever, join Fort staff for a rare look at the Pavilion from the inside! The Exploration Tour examines the history and use of the Pavilion, the grand Pell summer home and one-time hotel and looks at the preservation and restoration opportunities it presents for Fort Ticonderoga as it plans the future use of the structure. Tours begin at 11am and will be offered on the following Tuesdays: July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; August 6, 13 and 27. Tickets are $35 per person. Tour duration is approximately an hour and a half. Limited space is available for this rare experience and advanced reservations are required. To learn more visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/what-to-see/living_history/evening or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Learn the Secrets Beneath the Walls at Fort Ticonderoga

Jun 27, 2013
Premium Tour Offered Thursdays at 1pm in July and August Read more »

Immerse Yourself this Summer in Beauty, Family Fun, and Discovery in Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden!

Jun 26, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden is alive with an amazing variety of trees, shrubs, flowering plants and vegetables all displayed in a beautiful setting that encourages relaxation and exploration. Several new learning opportunities are available this summer for adults and children. Read more »

Discover The Place Between the Great Waters!

Jun 25, 2013
New Evening Guided Waterway Tour Offered this Summer at Fort Ticonderoga Read more »

Celebrate Independence at America’s Fort™!

Jun 24, 2013
Special Living History Event July 4-7 Highlights America’s Greatest Triumph in 1776! Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Program Focuses on British Soldiers during the American Revolution

Jun 21, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2013 Author Series gets underway on Sunday, July 14, with Don N. Hagist, author of British Soldiers, American War: Voices of the American Revolution. The program takes place at 2 pm in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is followed by a book signing in the Museum Store at 3 pm. The program is included in the cost of admission. Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders are admitted at no cost. Read more »

Explore Fort Ticonderoga on Land and Water!

Jun 19, 2013
2013 Season Experience Includes New Battlefield Hiking Trail and Canoe Rentals Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga 2013 Author Series Announced

Jun 13, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga announces its 2013 Author Series, featuring authors of recent works related to the 18th- and 19th-century history of the Fort. The programs takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and are followed by a book signing in the Museum Store. The programs are included in the cost of admission. Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders are admitted at no cost. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Funding for Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain

Jun 12, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga recently received funding from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and from Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union supporting the Second Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain, which the Fort will host on August 10 & 11, 2013. The funding helps support this conference exploring the history, geography, culture, ecology, and current issues related to the Lake George and Lake Champlain region. The Conference takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Read more »

1756 Lake George Powder Horn Donated to Fort Ticonderoga

Jun 5, 2013
A rare French & Indian War powder horn was recently donated to Fort Ticonderoga. The powder horn originally belonged to Robert Fairchild (1737-1794) of Middletown, CT and was engraved at the British army camp at Lake George in 1756. The inscription on the horn reads “ROBERT FAIRCHILD HIS POWDER HORN MADE ATT LAKE GEORGE AUGUST THE 27 AD 1756.” In 1756 Fairchild served as a private in Major Jehoshaphat Starr’s company of Colonel David Wooster’s 2nd Connecticut Provincial Regiment serving that year between April 8 and December 3. In 1756 several provincial regiments from New England and New York were stationed at the south end of Lake George helping to maintain a strong military presence on the lake and stem the southward encroachment of French forces occupying Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga). In addition, the provincials devoted considerable time constructing Fort William Henry. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 15

May 30, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga will present the Sixth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 15. The commemoration of Scottish heritage and their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your own connection to Scottish culture, and explore the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army through a military timeline offered throughout the day. Experience all of this within the beautiful stone walls and vistas of Fort Ticonderoga! Admission to Scots Day is included in a Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. To learn more about the event visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

New Exhibit on Medicine in the 18th Century Opens at Fort Ticonderoga

May 22, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga newest exhibit, “It would make a heart of stone melt” Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga, opened on May 17, 2013. The exhibit explores early medical theory, practice, and experience as each relates to the armies that served at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18thcentury. Read more »

Planning & Planting the Medicinal Herb Garden - King’s Garden program scheduled for June 4

May 21, 2013
The King’s Garden will present a special program on June 4 led by herbalist Nancy Scarzello for a hands-on demonstration to plan and plant your herb garden for this year’s growing season. “Planning & Planting the Medicinal Herb Garden” will take place at 2:30pm – 4pm (rain date June 5th). The program fee is $20 and includes instruction, site admission from 2 pm, handouts and take-home plants. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga program fee is $15. Advance reservations are required by calling 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden Opens May 25!

May 15, 2013
Season highlights include interactive 18th-century French Garrison Garden, Hands-on Horticulture Series, and new children’s programs in July and August Read more »

Honor American Armed Forces at America’s Fort! Special Memorial Day Event Scheduled for May 27

May 14, 2013
Join Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day, May 27, to salute the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fife and Drum Corps during a special program at 11 am, and step back in time to meet the soldiers of the American Revolution. Experience all aspects of the life of the Continental Army soldier in 1775, from their weapons to their rations, and learn about what they believed would come from their sacrifice. A 10% general admissions discount will be given to active duty military members with proof of service. For more information visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/re-enactors/memorial_day or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Staff Presents at Statewide Conference

May 7, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga recently received a GO Grant enabling Director of Education Rich Strum to present at the New York State Council for the Social Studies 75th Annual Conference held in Rye Brook, New York. Read more »

Fort Ambassador Pass Offered to Ticonderoga Residents

May 6, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga invites Ticonderoga residents to receive a special Ambassador Pass for the 2013 season. The special pass gives Ticonderoga residents free admission to the Fort, special exhibits, interpretive programs, author series, re-enactments, King’s Garden, Discovery Gardens, the Heroic Corn Maze, and much more! Read more »

Celebrate Spring at Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden- Spring Plant Sale & Green Workshops on May 18

May 6, 2013
Just in time for spring planting, the King's Garden will hold its annual pre-season plant sale, Saturday May 18, from 10am - 2pm. Enjoy the first blooms of the season while browsing the perennials available within the garden walls, plus expand your garden knowledge by attending one or more of the “green workshops” being offered throughout the event. Read more »

Book Signing at Fort Ticonderoga May 18th

May 2, 2013
Four authors will be featured at a book signing at Fort Ticonderoga’s Museum Store on Saturday, May 18, from 1pm to 1:30pm. The authors are participating in the Fort’s annual War College of the Seven Years’ War. The authors include: • Brady Crytzer, author of Fort Pitt: A Frontier History and Major Washington’s Pittsburgh and the Mission to Fort LeBoeuf. • Jonathan Dull, author of The French Navy in the Seven Years’ War and Culture in Conflict: The Seven Years’ War in North America. • Jon Parmenter, author of The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia, 1534-1701. • Tim Todish, author of several books on the French & Indian War, including The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers and A Most Troublesome Situation: The British Military and the Pontiac Indian Uprising of 1763-1764. Read more »

EXPERIENCE FORT TICONDEROGA! 2013 Season Begins Friday, May 17

Apr 24, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 2013 season on Friday, May 17, and will offer new programs, living history weekends, events, exhibits, gardens, a new Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and canoe rentals. Guests will immerse themselves in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape at Fort Ticonderoga and experience the story of how the blood spilled to create an empire in the French and Indian War resulted in the struggle for liberty and America’s independence a generation later. Read more »

Space Still Available at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

Apr 22, 2013
Limited space is still available to attend Fort Ticonderoga’s Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 17-19, 2013. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Read more »

Amtrak and Fort Ticonderoga Partner in 2013

Apr 18, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga and America’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) have partnered for a second year to connect people traveling between New York City and Montreal to one of the nation’s oldest and most significant historic sites, Fort Ticonderoga. Amtrak will offer one free companion rail fare with the purchase of one regular adult rail fare, on the state supported Adirondack line to and from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, now through October 31, 2013. Read more »

Volunteer's Count! Program Celebrates Volunteer Appreciation Week

Apr 17, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga joins a national celebration April 21-27 to thank volunteers for their service throughout the year. The Fort’s volunteer rewards program, named Volunteers Count!, was initiated in 2012 and allows volunteers with eleven or more hours donated to earn a Volunteer Ambassador Pass granting free general admission for the season as well as other benefits that celebrate their service throughout the year. Read more »

Tour the Outer Defenses at Fort Ticonderoga April 21st

Apr 11, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Series concludes on Sunday, April 21, at 2 pm with “Very Well Prepared for the British Army,” a walking tour of Fort Ticonderoga’s historic landscape, led by Director of Interpretation Stuart Lilie. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Rare French & Indian War Musket Donated to Fort Ticonderoga

Apr 8, 2013
Through the keen eye of a museum supporter and generosity of an important donor, a rare British musket that may have seen use at Fort Ticonderoga has recently joined the museum’s collection enabling Fort Ticonderoga to more completely interpret the site’s remarkable history. Read more »

Phase Two Underway at Fort Ticonderoga

Mar 20, 2013
Educators, Curators, and Planners Imagine the Future of America’s FortTM Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships

Mar 19, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the recipients of teacher scholarships to attend the Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 17-19, 2013. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Interpretive Department Grows to Serve Expanding Audience

Mar 14, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is excited to announce two new additions to its year-round Interpretive Department staff. Shaun Pekar, Artificer Shoemaker, and Cameron Green, Military Programs Supervisor, recently joined the Fort Ticonderoga Interpretive Department. Read more »

Area Students Advance to New York State History Day Contest

Mar 12, 2013
Thirty-seven middle and high school students from the North Country won top prizes at North Country History Day on Saturday, March 9, at Fort Ticonderoga’s Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. These students will advance to compete at New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 29. Read more »

Champlain National Bank Grant Awarded to Fort Ticonderoga

Mar 7, 2013
Funding to Support School Outreach Programs in Northern New York Communities Read more »

Evacuation Day 1776 Topic for Next Fort Fever Series Program at Fort Ticonderoga March 17th

Mar 5, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Series continues on Sunday, March 17, at 2 pm with “Evacuation Day 1776” presented by Director of Education Rich Strum. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Nationally Recognized Seminar on the Seven Years War at Fort Ticonderoga

Feb 20, 2013
Registration Now Open for Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War Scheduled for May 17-19, 2013 Read more »

New Overnight Program for Boy Scouts at Fort Ticonderoga

Feb 13, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce a new and immersive overnight program for Boy Scout groups in the fall 2013. “Imagine your troop being able to garrison Fort Ticonderoga overnight!” said the Fort’s Director of Education Rich Strum. “Give your scouts an experience they’ll never forget—a rare chance to spend the night at Fort Ticonderoga.” Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Launches a Teacher Institute

Feb 11, 2013
The Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute is a significant and new educational initiative underway in 2013 as Fort Ticonderoga extends its reach and educational impact through a variety of new programs this year. The focus of the 2013 Institute is “Benedict Arnold” and will accommodate 24 teachers for a week-long exploration of Arnold’s career during the early years of the American Revolution and how it connects to Fort Ticonderoga and the Revolution on the Northern Frontier. Applications are now being accepted from educators to participate in the week-long program and are due on March 1. The Teacher Institute will be held July 7-12 at Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Next Fort Fever Series Program features a Snow Shoe Hike At Fort Ticonderoga February 10th

Jan 31, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Series continues on Sunday, February 10, at 2 PM., with “Exploration on Snow Shoes: A Timeline of Trees on the Pavilion Grounds” led by Director of Horticulture Heidi Karkoski. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Experience the Battle on Snowshoes at Fort Ticonderoga Living History Event and Re-enactment Planned for Saturday, February 23

Jan 30, 2013
Experience an exciting living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle on Snowshoes on Saturday, February 23, from 10 am – 4 pm! Visit the French Garrison in the middle of winter inside Fort Ticonderoga and tour through opposing pickets of British rangers and French soldiers, both well trained and adapted to frontier, winter warfare. At 2 pm on Saturday, visitors will experience the hectic tree to tree fighting in a recreated battle. Watch as the rangers make a brave stand against superior odds, only to retreat through the deep woods. Event tickets are $10. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and children age 4 and under are free. For more information call 518-585-2821 or visit www.fortticonderoga.org. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga presents Second Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

Jan 28, 2013
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Second Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium: “Enhancing Life through Gardening” on Saturday, April 13. This day-long symposium, geared for both beginning and experienced gardeners, provides helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in upstate New York and Vermont. This springtime event takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open by pre-registration only. Read more »

Teacher Scholarships Available for Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual War College

Jan 23, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that four scholarships are available for middle and high school teachers to attend the Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 17-19, 2013. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The scholarships are available for first-time attendees to the War College. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Honors Long-Time Employee

Jan 16, 2013
Fort Ticonderoga honored Peg Shaw recently for her outstanding and long-time service to Fort Ticonderoga as the Museum Store Manager. Staff joined together in thanking Ms. Shaw for her service and commitment to Fort Ticonderoga’s mission. Read more »