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2012 - 2010 Press Releases

Volunteer of the Year Named at Fort Ticonderoga

Dec 28, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga recently announced that Sigmund Podlozney of Lowell, Massachusetts, has received the Fort’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Mr. Podlozney earned the honor for his work in the Interpretation Department demonstrating tailoring in the Artificer’s Post and performing 18th-century divine services based on research from period services. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships

Dec 18, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the winners of teacher scholarships to attend the Third Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar on January 26 & 27, 2013. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Fort Fever Series Begins January 13th

Dec 14, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga announces the line-up for its Fort Fever Series running January through April. These programs are offered once a month by Fort Ticonderoga staff and take place on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. Programs cost $10 each payable at the door and are free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Reports Growth in 2012

Nov 26, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga, a not-for-profit educational organization and major tourism destination, reports growth for the 2012 season in both earned income and donations. Paid attendance increased nearly 6% and admissions revenue increased by 18% over 2011. The organization also saw increases in program revenue up by 38% and field trip programs up by 8%. Donations have also risen including a 38% growth in Friends of Fort Ticonderoga memberships and 18% growth in annual giving. Read more »

Teacher Scholarships Available for Fort Ticonderoga’s Material Matters Seminar

Nov 21, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that four scholarships are available for teachers to attend the Third Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar January 26 & 27, 2013. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th century and is intended for collectors, re-enactors, and people with a general 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. The scholarships are available for teachers at all grade levels. Read more »

“The Noble Train Begins” at Fort Ticonderoga December 1

Nov 12, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga brings to life Henry Knox’s Epic Feat that Began at Ticonderoga in 1775 Read more »

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

Oct 31, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga will host its Third Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” the weekend of January 26 & 27, 2013. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th century and is intended for collectors, re-enactors, and people with a general 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 Receives Grant Funding to Support School Outreach Programs in the Adirondack Region

Oct 4, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation supporting school outreach programs in the Adirondack Park during the 2012-13 school year. “The most effective way for students to learn about their local history of international significance is for them to experience it,” said Rich Strum, the Fort’s Director of Education. “This program will bring that experience to the classroom, engaging students in the life of a soldier and enabling them to make personal connections through familiar topics—what soldiers wore and ate, where they slept, and what kind of work they had to do.” Read more »

Celebrate History With Chocolate!

Oct 3, 2012
October 13 Living History Event Highlights Chocolate in the 18th-Century Military Read more »

Flashlight Nights at Fort Ticonderoga!

Sep 18, 2012
Explore the Fort & its 6-Acre Corn Maze at Night Oct. 19-20 & 26-27 Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features Battle of Plattsburgh Author

Sep 17, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2012 Author Series concludes on Sunday, September 30, with Keith Herkalo, author of The Battles of Plattsburgh: September 11, 1814. 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 »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents “Chocolate Covered History” Symposium Oct. 12-13!

Sep 13, 2012
Experience the irresistible aroma and flavor of the past in a weekend-long celebration of chocolate, wine, and spirits, October 12-13 at Fort Ticonderoga’s “Chocolate Covered History” Symposium. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the origins of chocolate and its role in the 18th century military history of Fort Ticonderoga. The weekend event combines wines, spirits, chocolate, and history and includes a Veuve Clicquot Champagne and dessert reception, full day symposium, and gala dinner. “Chocolate Covered History” is designed for lovers of food, wine and spirits, chocolate and history! To learn more about this must-experience (and must-taste!) event visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/learning/chocolate or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Celebrate Fall at Fort Ticonderoga’s Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival, Sept. 29th!

Sep 11, 2012
Join Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall on Saturday, September 29. Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun! Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses; take part in family-fun activities including sack races; and explore the splendor of the King’s Garden at the annual plant sale and harvest market. The day will not be complete without a visit to Fort Ticonderoga’s highly acclaimed Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure where visitors explore the six acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort and find their way through the maze by selecting the correct answers to clues connected to the Fort’s history! 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 Grant Funding to Support School Outreach Programs in Vermont’s Addison County

Sep 10, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the Walter Cerf Community Fund of The Vermont Community Foundation supporting school outreach programs in Vermont’s Addison County during the 2012-13 school year. The grant from the Walter Cerf Community Fund will enable ten schools in Addison County to bring a Historic Interpreter from Fort Ticonderoga into the classroom to share the experience of being a soldier on the Lake Champlain frontier during the American Revolution. During the program students learn about the daily life of soldiers. Students have a hands-on experience with high-quality reproductions that Vermont soldiers carried during the Revolution. Students obtain an understanding of the purpose and function of each item and the larger concepts related to service in America’s War for Independence. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Fund Launches With Impressive Early Momentum

Sep 6, 2012
At the recent Fort Ticonderoga Mid-Summer Gala event, Sandy Morhouse, Board Chair-Elect and Fort Ticonderoga Fund Co-Chair, announced the important news that Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual Appeal, The Fort Ticonderoga Fund, will officially begin its program with commitments totaling $412,497 in hand. That amount has already been contributed by 100% participation of both the current Board of Trustees and the Fort’s senior staff. It compares to a total of $303,811 that was in hand at a similar date last year, and it is more than 50% of the Fund’s $650,000 goal this year. The news was greeted by loud applause from the audience. Read more »

Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga set for October 17th

Sep 5, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga announces a day for homeschool students and their parents on Wednesday, October 17, from 9:30 am-5 pm. 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 America’s War for Independence. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents a 1777 British Living History Weekend September 8-9

Aug 29, 2012
Immerse yourself in the year 1777 at Fort Ticonderoga during the British 1777 Campaign March living history weekend, September 8-9. Meet the soldiers of the Fort’s British, German, and Loyalist garrison and hear how they defended the Fort during a three-day raid led by American commander Colonel John Brown with his 1000-man force. Highlighted program offered throughout the weekend includes tours, musket demonstrations, and military patrols. Admission to this living history weekend 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 http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/re-enactors/1777_march/visitor or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships

Aug 23, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the winners of teacher scholarships to attend the Ninth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 21-23, 2012. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features Two Authors September 8 & 9

Aug 23, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2012 Author Series continues with two programs the weekend of September 8 & 9. Will Martin, author of Benedict Arnold: Legacy Lost, speaks on Saturday, September 8, and Doug Cubbison, author of “Profession and honour is all that remains”: Papers of Lieutenant General John Burgoyne relating to the Saratoga Campaign, 1777, speaks on Sunday, September 9. The programs take place at 2 pm in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and are followed by book signings in the Museum Store at 3 pm. The programs coincide with the British 1777 Campaign March living history event at the Fort and 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 »

“Onward to Canada” Living History Weekend September 1-2

Aug 20, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga brings to life soldier’s training and preparation for the 1775 American invasion of Canada! Read more »

Senator Betty Little Receives Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award

Aug 13, 2012
New York State Senator Betty Little recently received Fort Ticonderoga’s “Outstanding Citizen” Award at the Fort’s annual Midsummer Gala on August 4. The award was presented to Senator Little by Peter S. Paine, Jr., Chairman of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Senator Little was honored for her support to Fort Ticonderoga and overall advocacy for cultural affairs and tourism in the region and state. The Fort Ticonderoga “Outstanding Citizen” Award recipients are identified as having made a significant contribution to Fort Ticonderoga and its mission. Read more »

Tour of Montreal Botanical Gardens Offered

Aug 10, 2012
A day tour to one of the world’s top garden attractions, the Montreal Botanic Gardens, and a chance to see their famous Chinese lantern display is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18. This tour is sponsored by Green Works, the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association, with collaboration from the Kings Garden at Fort Ticonderoga and University of Vermont Extension. The tour is hosted by University of Vermont’s Leonard Perry and the Fort’s Curator of Landscape, Heidi Karkoski, and begins at the Horticulture Research Center in So. Burlington, with carpools organized from Ticonderoga. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents A Corn Maze Adventure!

Aug 7, 2012
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 14. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821. The Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! is sponsored by McDonalds of Ticonderoga and Amtrak. Read more »

Author Michael Gabriel featured at Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Program on August 19

Aug 1, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2012 Author Series continues on Sunday, August 19, with Michael Gabriel, author of The Battle of Bennington: Soldiers and Civilians. 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 and is free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders. Read more »

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

Jul 26, 2012
The South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded Fort Ticonderoga a grant to support its first Conference on Lake Champlain and Lake George to be held on August 11 & 12, 2012. Read more »

“1759 Relief & Refit” Living History Weekend August 4-5

Jul 26, 2012
Be Immersed in the 1759 British Capture of Fort Ticonderoga! Read more »

Celebrate Independence at Fort Ticonderoga on July 28!

Jul 12, 2012
Celebrate independence at Fort Ticonderoga on July 28! A complete day of music, food, history, and family enjoyment marks the anniversary when the Declaration of Independence was first read at the Fort in 1776. Spend the day marching to the beat of Fife and Drum Corps music, join the Community Clambake for a delicious event for the whole family, and enjoy an evening concert featuring the Adirondack Jazz Orchestra performing on the beautiful King’s Garden grounds. The Fife and Drum Corps performances take place from 9:30 am until 5 pm and are included with general Fort admission. Special tickets are required for the Community Clambake and Adirondack Jazz Orchestra concert. Clambake attendees, Friends of Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders, children 18 years and younger are admitted free of charge to the evening concert. Concert-only tickets are also available. Advanced purchases are encouraged for the Clambake and Concert. Tickets will be available for both events through July 28, while supplies last. For details call 518-585-2821 or visit www.fortticonderoga.org. Read more »

Recent Fort Ticonderoga Acquisition Reveals New Details About Life at Ticonderoga During the American Revolution

Jul 9, 2012
“The Care of the Fortresses of Tyonderoga and Mount Independence being committed to you as commanding Officer…” begins a letter written by General Philip Schyler as he turns over command of Ticonderoga to Colonel Anthony Wayne in the fall of 1776 was recently acquired by Fort Ticonderoga through generous donor support. This letter provides unique documentation of the minute details Ticonderoga’s officer’s had to be concerned with in order to protect the post from attack and properly care for its troops. “Letters like these are amazing resources that enable historians to better understand how people lived at Ticonderoga during the American Revolution,” said Christopher D. Fox, Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator of Collections. “The information contained within this letter will help museum staff develop accurate and engaging programs for the public.” Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Association Board President Receives Prestigious Award from French Government

Jul 8, 2012
Peter S. Paine, Jr., President of the Fort Ticonderoga Association Board of Trustees has been named a Chevalier de ll Ordre des Palmes Académiques. The award, given to him to recognize his outstanding work in the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga (formerly the French Fort Carillon), was conferred in a ceremony held at Fort Ticonderoga, July 8, 2012 by Fabrice Jaumont, Education Attaché at the French Embassy. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga to Receive Rare Revolutionary War Heirlooms

Jul 5, 2012
On July 7 Fort Ticonderoga will receive a remarkable donation. For over two centuries the Chaffee family has preserved their ancestor, Amos Chaffee’s, engraved powder horn, musket and walking stick. Now the family is entrusting the Fort Ticonderoga Association to preserve their ancestor’s Revolutionary War objects for future generations. The Chaffee family donation will be formerly presented to Fort Ticonderoga at a ceremony on Fort Ticonderoga’s parade ground at 1pm, Saturday, July 7. The public is invited to attend. Read more »

Explore Fort Ticonderoga's Ghostly Past During Evening Garrison Ghost Tours!

Jul 5, 2012
Explore the unexplained past at Fort Ticonderoga during Garrison Ghost Tours offered on Friday nights through August. The tours, which begin at 8 pm, highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s haunted history and recount stories featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters. The tour is recommended for guests 10 years and older. Tickets are $35 per person and advanced reservations are required. Call 518-585-2821 or visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/what-to-see/living_history/evening for details! Read more »

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

Jul 3, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden is alive with an amazing variety of trees, shrubs, flowering plants and vegetables all displayed in a tranquil setting that encourages relaxation and exploration. A variety of learning opportunities is available this summer for adults and children, starting with the Hands-on Horticulture series program “Making Sense of Lavender” on July 9. This series focuses on the history and care lavender (July 9 – 20) and the bearded iris (August 13 – 31), plus a new program highlighting vegetable gardening at Fort Ticonderoga is featured July 23 through August 10, “Every Square Foot Counts: Feeding an Army, Feeding Ourselves”. The programs are on-going from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents “Defiance & Independence” Battle Re-enactment, July 21-22

Jul 2, 2012
Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climatic summer of 1777 as the Fort’s American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 21-22, 9:30am to 5pm. Highlighted programming featured throughout the weekend brings to life the surprising American retreat and British capture of Fort Ticonderoga in early July 1777. Experience the fog of war and smoky haze of battle as the American and British armies maneuver across Fort Ticonderoga’s historic landscape at 1:30pm each day. This two-day battle re-enactment will dramatically show how General Arthur St. Clair’s decision to evacuate Ticonderoga set the stage for British General John Burgoyne’s advance towards Albany. Read more »

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a Community Gathering on July 12th

Jun 29, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga invites area residents to attend a community gathering at 6:30 pm, July 12th, at the Ticonderoga Community Building located in Historic Ticonderoga. 2012 highlights will be presented by the Fort Ticonderoga leadership team. To learn more about the program call 518-585-2821 or e-mail info@fort-ticonderoga.org Read more »

Explore Life at Fort Carillon on the Eve of the Epic 1758 Battle!

Jun 28, 2012
Discover the seemingly miraculous victory of General Montcalm and his French troops on July 8th, 1758 at Fort Ticonderoga’s Battle of Carillon living history weekend! Throughout the weekend visitors will be immersed in life behind the scenes with the French troops on the eve of one of the largest battles in North America prior to the American Civil War. Highlighted programs will be offered throughout the weekend including special tours, musket demonstrations, battlefield programs, French fife and drum performances and more! The Battle of Carillon living history weekend will be presented July 7th-8th; from 9:30 am until 5 pm. Admission to the event 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 »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships for Upcoming Conference on Lake George & Lake Champlain

Jun 27, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the winners of teacher scholarships to attend the First Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain August 11 & 12, 2012. They are: Deborah Benson, North Rose Wolcott Elementary School, North Rose, New York Bonnie Hall, Red Creek Central School, Red Creek, New York Jennifer Lorenzo, Nyack Middle School, Nyack, New York Roman Martinez, Episcopal Day School, Brownsville, Texas Colleen Ryan, Ausable Valley Middle School, Clintonville, New York Since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided 96 scholarships for teachers to attend its seminars and conferences at no cost. These scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Conference patrons. Read more »

Celebrate Independence Day Where It All Started!

Jun 19, 2012
Independence Day strikes a patriotic chord in Americans today, but in 1775 complete independence from England was still hotly debated and yet to be seen. Join Fort Ticonderoga this Independence Day to walk in the marching steps of newly formed Continental soldiers at Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 as historic interpreters demonstrate weapons of independence and explain the daily military duties of soldiers garrisoning the Fort. Explore family programs that highlight the fight for independence and listen to patriotic performances by Fort Ticonderoga’s Fifes and Drums. Come experience the stories of the men who helped transform America from colonies into the United States a year prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Be in the moment at Fort Ticonderoga as America began to take shape! Read more »

Officers Vie for Command at Fort Ticonderoga’s Newest Living History Event “Controversy, Conspiracy, & Colonial Congresses”

Jun 12, 2012
Join Fort Ticonderoga on June 23 from 9:30 am until 5 pm for its newest living history event “Controversy, Conspiracy, & Colonial Congresses” which brings to life the confusion of an emerging nation and the political in-fighting taking place amongst its leaders. Political fire-storms and turbulent developing political systems make daily headlines today, but the present-day issues that challenge nations are no different than what occurred at Fort Ticonderoga in June of 1775. The living history event is included in the general admissions. For more details visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Learn the Secrets Beneath the Walls at Fort Ticonderoga During A New Behind-The-Scenes Tour!

Jun 11, 2012
Have you ever wondered what lies beneath Fort Ticonderoga’s stone walls? Join Fort Ticonderoga’s curator, Christopher Fox, for “History Beneath the Walls,” a new in-depth exploration of Fort Ticonderoga’s hidden past to see remarkably preserved evidence of the Fort’s original structures and catch a glimpse at some of the systems that keeps the Fort running today. This special behind-the-scenes tour will take visitors into five areas of the Fort not accessible to the general public. In these areas visitors will see original French stone foundations of barracks buildings and cavernous spaces beneath the parapet walls preserving clues to how the Fort was built over 250 years ago and then preserved over the last century. Read more »

Teacher Scholarships Available for Fort Ticonderoga’s Ninth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution

Jun 5, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that four scholarships are available for teachers to attend the Ninth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 21-23, 2012. This annual seminar explores the political, military, and social history related to America’s War for Independence. The Seminar takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The scholarships are available for teachers at all grade levels. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 16

Jun 4, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga will present the Fifth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 16. 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 »

Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden Opens June 1st!

May 31, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden opens for the season on June 1 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials already in bloom! As the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, the King’s Garden offers daily guided tours and self-guided activities for adults and children throughout the season. New horticultural tours will be offered this year which highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s horticulture program and give insight to the re-creation of an historic garden featuring the heirloom and modern varieties of plants and flowers that are displayed alongside each other. The King’s Garden is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily, June 1 through October 8. Admission to the King’s Garden is included with a general admission ticket to Fort Ticonderoga. For additional information on the King’s Garden’s and its 2012 programs visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Author Eliot Cohen featured at Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Program

May 24, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2012 Author Series gets underway on Sunday, June 3 with Eliot Cohen, author of Conquered into Liberty: Two Centuries of Battles Along the Great Warpath that Made the American Way of War. 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. Read more »

Honor American Armed Forces at America’s Fort! Special Memorial Day Event Scheduled for May 28

May 21, 2012
Join Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day, May 28, 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, stepping back in time to look at 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/visitor or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

INTERNATIONALLY SIGNIFICANT WEAPONS COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTED IN FORT TICONDEROGA’S NEWEST EXHIBIT

May 17, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga will unveil its newest exhibit, Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution on May 18. The exhibit highlights over 150 of the museum’s most important weapons and is a comprehensive and expanded reinterpretation of its world renowned historic arms collection. Divided into seven sections and including a wide variety of muskets, pistols, swords and powder horns (some of which are one of only two or three of their types known), the exhibit explores the weapons used in America from the early 1600s through the end of the American Revolution. The exhibit is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and will be on display throughout the 2012 season. For more details visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s “No Quarter” School Day Program May 18th Immerses Students in the Moment of America’s First Victory!

May 15, 2012
Students and teachers have an extraordinary opportunity Friday, May 18 to be immersed in Fort Ticonderoga’s “No Quarter” event where students will experience “America’s First Victory.” Throughout the day, students 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, Benedict Arnold, and Captain Noah Phelps, Connecticut Militia Captain and patriot spy! Read more »

Experience America’s First Victory at Fort Ticonderoga! “No Quarter” Re-enactment May 18-20

May 10, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga kicks off the 2012 season May 18 with its “No Quarter” event recreating the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10th, 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, Benedict Arnold, and Captain Noah Phelps, Connecticut Militia Captain and patriot spy! Read more »

Teacher Scholarships Available for First Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain

May 8, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that four scholarships are available for teachers to attend the First Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain August 11 & 12, 2012. This new conference explores 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. The scholarships are available for teachers at all grade levels. The “Lakes” Conference features presentations focused on the 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century history of the lakes, geological history, the role of 19th- and 20th-century photographers, and current issues affecting the quality of both bodies of water. Read more »

Internationally Acclaimed Authors Featured at Book Signing May 19th

May 7, 2012
Five authors will be featured at a book signing at Fort Ticonderoga’s Museum Store on Saturday, May 19th, from 1:00 to 1:30. The authors are participating in the Fort’s annual War College of the Seven Years’ War. The authors include: • De Witt Bailey, British 18th-century arms expert, author of British Military Flintlock Rifles, 1740-1840 and Pattern Dates for British Ordnance Small Arms: 1718-1783. • Earl John Chapman, Canadian author of A Bard of Wolfe’s Army: James Thompson, Gentleman Volunteer, 1733-1830. • Paul W. Mapp, from the College of William and Mary and author of The Elusive West and the Context for Empire, 1713-1763. • Tim Todish, author of several books on the French & Indian War, including The Annotated and Illustrated Journals of Major Robert Rogers. • Len Travers, from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and author of Celebrating the Fourth. The book signing is included in the price of admission. In addition to the book signing, Fort Ticonderoga’s “No Quarter!” living history event will be underway. Read more »

Join Fort Ticonderoga on a Western New England Gardens Tour

May 4, 2012
Famous estates, historic landscape gardens, a botanic garden and perennial nursery will be highlighted on a two-day, all-inclusive coach bus tour that begins at the historic King’s Garden then travels to western Vermont and Massachusetts, July 23-24, 2012. Fort Ticonderoga has partnered with Dr. Leonard Perry of UVM Extension and Charlie Nardozzi, a nationally known horticulturalist, author, gardening consultant and garden coach for this one of a kind experience. Participants will have the chance to network with and get to know other gardeners, find inspiration at superb gardens and have questions answered by expert tour hosts! Read more »

EXPERIENCE FORT TICONDEROGA! 2012 Season Begins Friday, May 18

May 3, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga opens for the 103rd season on Friday, May 18 and will offer new programs, living history weekends, events, exhibits, gardens, and a six-acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort! Visitors 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. Recently recognized as the top destination in the Adirondacks by USA News Travel, Fort Ticonderoga connects all visitors to a place and time that defined a continent, a nation, and its continued legacy. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden Annual Spring Plant Sale Planned for May 19th

Apr 27, 2012
Just in time for spring planting, the King’s Garden will hold its annual pre-season plant sale, Saturday, May 19, from 10 am – 2 pm. Enjoy the first blooms of the season while browsing the many perennials available within the garden walls. Sharing perennials with gardening friends allows us to rejuvenate our plantings and make room for new varieties. Staff and volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions and dig your selections. There is no admission charge to attend the plant sale and visitors are encouraged to bring their own bags, boxes or bins. Read more »

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

Apr 26, 2012
Limited space is still available to attend Fort Ticonderoga’s Seventeenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2012. 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 »

Free Fort Ambassador Pass Offered to Ticonderoga Residents

Apr 11, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga invites Ticonderoga residents to receive a special Ambassador Pass for the 2012 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 »

International Paper Foundation Gives Grant for “Growing Up Gardening” Program at Fort Ticonderoga

Apr 5, 2012
International Paper Foundation has recently awarded Fort Ticonderoga with a $1,000 grant to help underwrite 2012 Children’s Garden programs. The grant will provide funds for materials and supplies needed for the new program series Growing up with Gardening: Sow, Grow & Know! which will take place at 10:15 am in the King’s Garden on July 10 and 24 and August 7 and 21. The fun one-hour program series will be presented in the King’s Garden’s Discovery Garden area at Fort Ticonderoga for children ages 3 years through 8 years of age and is included in the cost of Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission. Read more »

Henry Knox is the Focus of next “Fort Fever Series” at Fort Ticonderoga April 22nd

Apr 4, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s new “Fort Fever Series” concludes on Sunday, April 22nd, at 2:00 P.M., with “Henry Knox: Beyond the Noble Train of Artillery” 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 »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents First Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

Mar 30, 2012
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the First Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium: “Planting the Seeds of Knowledge for Home Gardeners” on Saturday, April 14th. This new 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 »

Stewarts Foundation Gives Grant to Support New Themed Garden Areas at Fort Ticonderoga

Mar 29, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from Stewart’s Foundation supporting new King’s Garden programs in 2012. The new program will encourage young visitors to learn about different vegetables, flowers and insects. The funds will specifically support the development of four new themed areas within the Children’s Garden including Flying Friends, a garden bed devoted to attracting pollinators; Vegetable Maze, a non-traditional free-form vegetable area; Edible Petals Patch, a garden devoted to plants with edible flowers; and Onion Island, a garden bed devoted to the Allium or onion genus. The Children’s Garden located in the stunning King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga offers a wonderful opportunity for families to explore beauty and nature at one of America’s oldest and most significant historic sites. The King’s Garden is open June 1 through October 8 and offers a wide variety of horticulture programs throughout the season. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Teacher Scholarships

Mar 22, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the winners of teacher scholarships to attend the Seventeenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2012. Read more »

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

Mar 20, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga recently received a grant from the South Lake Champlain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation supporting the First Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain, which the Fort will host on August 11 & 12, 2012. The grant will help launch this new conference exploring the history, geography, culture, ecology, and current issues related to the Lake George and Lake Champlain region. Read more »

Amtrak and Fort Ticonderoga Partner in 2012

Mar 13, 2012
For the first time, Fort Ticonderoga and America’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) have partnered 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, beginning April 1, 2012 through October 31, 2012. Customers simply need to purchase tickets a minimum of 3 days in advance and enter discount code V430.. The Northbound Adirondack operates daily between New York City and Montreal, departing New York Penn Station at 8:15 am arriving in Ticonderoga at 1:17 pm. The Southbound Adirondack departs Montreal at 9:30 am, arriving in Ticonderoga at 2:33 pm. Read more »

The Fort Ticonderoga Association Names Ticonderoga Resident Anne McDonald to Board of Trustees

Mar 13, 2012
The Fort Ticonderoga Association named Anne B. McDonald to the Board of Trustees at its recent Board meeting held in New York City on March 2. “I’m thrilled to welcome Anne McDonald to the Board of Trustees. With her longstanding support to Fort Ticonderoga and deep ties to the Ticonderoga community and the North Country as a whole, she will add strength and wisdom to the Board,” said Peter Paine, President of the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Read more »

Area Students Advance to New York State History Day Contest

Mar 12, 2012
Seventeen middle and high school students from the North Country won top prizes at North Country History Day on Saturday, March 12, 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 23. Read more »

Native Americans and the American Revolution Featured at next “Fort Fever Series” at Fort Ticonderoga March 25

Mar 8, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s new “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 25, at 2 pm, with “Native Americans and the Patriot Cause” presented by Military Programs Supervisor Joseph Privott. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Major Gift Supports Fort Ticonderoga’s Educational Mission

Feb 23, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that it has received a major gift in the amount of $50,000 from Linzee and Beth Coolidge of Boston, MA, in memory of Edward W. Pell, long-time Fort leader and supporter. The gift will support a number of new initiatives at Fort Ticonderoga including a new educational exhibit space recreating the Officer’s Barracks and a historical equine program being unveiled in 2012. In addition, a portion of the funds have been designated to the Edward Ward Pell Education Endowment. The Endowment was established in 2010 to support Fort Ticonderoga’s educational initiatives and continue Edward W. Pell’s lifelong commitment to Fort Ticonderoga’s educational mission. Read more »

Experience the Battle on Snowshoes at Fort Ticonderoga

Feb 22, 2012
Experience an exciting living history event at Fort Ticonderoga highlighting Major Robert Rogers and the Battle of Snowshoes on Saturday, March 10 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 1 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. Free admission is offered to the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga and residents of Ticonderoga. For more information call 518-585-2821 or visit www.fortticonderoga.org. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives GO Grant Funding

Feb 17, 2012
Beth Hill, Executive Director of Fort Ticonderoga, is pleased to announce the receipt of a GO Grant allowing Rich Strum, Director of Education, to participate as a speaker at the New York State Conference on Social Studies to be held in Saratoga Springs in late March. The grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, and administered by Museumwise, will allow Fort Ticonderoga to continue an active dialogue with teachers from around the state. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Announces New Program for Scout Groups

Feb 13, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga unveiled a new program specifically designed for visiting Cub Scout and Boy Scout groups during the 2012 season. In “Planting the Tree of Liberty: the Beginnings of the Continental Army at Fort Ticonderoga,” scouts participate in a program based on the daily routine of soldiers at the Fort in the weeks following its capture from the British by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in the spring and early summer of 1775. Read more »

Teacher Scholarships Available for Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual War College

Feb 8, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that four scholarships are available for middle and high school teachers to attend the Seventeenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2012. 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 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 Reports Increased Donations in 2011

Jan 31, 2012
The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a private non-profit organization, recorded increased donations in 2011. The Fort Ticonderoga Fund, the annual giving program, raised $600,327 in 2011, a 12% increase from 2010. The number of donors also increased in 2011 by 14%. Established in 2011, the Fort Ticonderoga Fund marked the first time the organization had a structured annual giving program that supported its general operations. The 2011 Fort Ticonderoga Fund was co-chaired by Sandy Morhouse of Ticonderoga, NY and Kitty Pell of Boston, MA. Read more »

Firearms Collection Focus of next “Fort Fever Series” at Fort Ticonderoga February 12

Jan 26, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs continues on Sunday, February 12, at 2 pm, with “The Roar of Musketry and Cracking of Rifles: An Introduction to Weapons of the 18th Century” presented by Curator of Collections Chris Fox. The cost is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Registration Open for Fort Ticonderoga’s War College of the Seven Years’ War

Jan 25, 2012
Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Seventeenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 18-20, 2012. 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 »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Receives 2011 Tourism Marketing Award

Jan 18, 2012
America’s Fort Re-branding Identified as Winning Marketing Strategy Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Garden & Landscape Symposium

Jan 14, 2012
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the First Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium: “Planting the Seeds of Knowledge for Home Gardeners” on Saturday, April 14. This new 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 »

Fort Ticonderoga's Interpretive Department Grows

Jan 9, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga is excited to announce two new additions to its year-round Interpretive Department staff. Joel Anderson, Artificer Supervisor, and Joseph Privott, Military Programs Supervisor, began their new positions at Fort Ticonderoga on January 3. Read more »

“Fort Fever Series” Begins with Snowshoe Trek at Fort Ticonderoga January 22

Jan 8, 2012
Winter is a great time to get outside, explore and learn at Fort Ticonderoga, America’s Fort! Fort Ticonderoga’s new winter series of programs begins on Sunday, January 22, at 2 pm with a “Winter Landscape Snowshoe Trek” led by Curator of Landscape Heidi Karkoski. Read more »

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

Jan 4, 2012
Fort Ticonderoga will host its Second Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Seminar the weekend of January 28 & 29, 2012. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th century and is intended for collectors, re-enactors, and people with a general 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 »

Catch “Fort Fever” at Fort Ticonderoga this Winter! New Program Series Begins on January 22

Dec 16, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga introduces a new series of Sunday afternoon programs running from January through April. Presented by Fort Ticonderoga staff, the programs cost $10 each and are free for Members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

New York State Grant Awarded to Fort Ticonderoga

Dec 15, 2011
A grant for $20,320 was recently awarded to the Fort Ticonderoga Association, a private not-for-profit organization, as part of the recent announcement by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo that $785 million has been awarded to the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Honors Long-Time Employee

Dec 7, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga honored Belva Blood on Friday, December 2, at the staff’s Christmas party. More than 50 employees joined together in thanking Ms. Blood for her long-time service to Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

1759 Stab Powder Horn Added to Fort Ticonderoga Collection

Nov 28, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s collection is strengthened by a recent donation of an engraved powder horn made in 1759. The horn is inscribed “JOSEPH STAB HIS POWDER HORNE 1759.” Joseph Stab’s identity thus far remains silent. A search of available records for the military campaigns of 1759 has not yet revealed who he was. Read more »

Explore 18th Century Holiday Traditions at Fort Ticonderoga’s Hot Chocolate at Cold Fort Event, December 3rd

Nov 14, 2011
Explore 18th-century holiday traditions at Fort Ticonderoga’s Hot Chocolate at Cold Fort event! Visit with historic interpreters portraying Continental soldiers from Pennsylvania in 1776 and experience how very different Christmas at that time was compared to our modern holiday traditions. Learn about Saint Crispin’s Day from a shoemaker at the Fort and delight in the simple holiday pleasures the frontier garrison enjoyed. Taste a sample of hot chocolate based on a recipe from the 18th-century and experience a celebration at Fort Ticonderoga in 1776 Saturday, December 3, 10 am – 4 pm. Regular admission rates apply. Ticonderoga residents are free. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga presents Second Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” Weekend Seminar, January 28 & 29

Nov 8, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga will host its Second Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar the weekend of January 28 & 29, 2012. This weekend program focuses on the material culture of the 18th century and is intended for collectors, re-enactors, and people with a general 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 and Champlain College Collaborate to Provide Real-World Experience for Students

Nov 3, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga and Champlain College are entering the second year of a growing collaboration, utilizing the needs of a non-profit institution while providing students at the Vermont institution with real-world experience as they prepare to enter the workforce. Read more »

Graduate Students from NYU’s Preston Robert Tisch Center For Hospitality Partner with Fort Ticonderoga

Oct 21, 2011
Graduate students from New York University’s (NYU) Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport’s Management are partnering with Fort Ticonderoga as part of their work in a Cultural Heritage Tourism class. The students are developing a concept for the Fort Ticonderoga’s learning campus as part of the Fort’s Comprehensive Plan. The partnership was initiated by Mike Konzen, Principal of PGAV Destinations, and Board member for the Friends of The Tisch Center – Hospitality and Tourism. PGAV Destinations is developing Fort Ticonderoga’s Comprehensive Plan. The first phase of the plan is expected to be complete in December 2011. Read more »

The Fort Ticonderoga Association Names Board President-Elect

Oct 20, 2011
The Board of Trustees of The Fort Ticonderoga Association has named Sanford W. Morhouse of Ticonderoga, NY, as a Vice-President and designated him as President-Elect of the Association Board. Morhouse will succeed the current Fort Ticonderoga Association President Peter S. Paine, Jr. of Willsboro, NY when his term expires. Morhouse’s election occurred during the annual fall meeting of the Fort Ticonderoga Board held on October 8. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Education Presents at Statewide Social Studies Conference

Oct 18, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Education, Rich Strum, recently gave a presentation at the October Teachers’ Conference sponsored by the New York State Historical Association in Cooperstown, New York. Read more »

Continental Soldiers, Artist's Eye, and Heroic Maze! Fort Ticonderoga Offers New School Programs for 2011-2012 School Year

Oct 6, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga has a series of new programs available for students throughout the 2011-2012 school year that incorporate interdisciplinary skills and explore Fort Ticonderoga’s exciting story! Read more »

Flashlight Nights at Fort Ticonderoga - Explore the Fort’s Ghostly Past Oct. 21-22 & 28-29

Oct 5, 2011
Discover the unexplained past at Fort Ticonderoga’s Flashlight Nights, Fridays and Saturdays, October 21 and 22 and October 28 and 29 from 7 pm until 9 pm. This family-fun fall program will uncover Fort Ticonderoga’s layers of history and haunted stories at night in the Fort, on the landscape and in the 6-acre corn maze! Hear the story of Fort Ticonderoga inside the stone walls of the fort and then use your flashlight to guide your way to the Heroic Corn Maze where a multitude of twists and turns through acres of corn stalks await! Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Hosts Annual Seminar on the American Revolution

Sep 21, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga hosts its Eighth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 23-25, 2011. This annual seminar focuses on the political, social, and military history of Revolutionary America, bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country. The Seminar is open to the public—pre-registration is required. Seats are still available! Read more »

Plant Sale and Harvest Market Shares Autumnal Bounty At Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden!

Sep 20, 2011
The Annual Plant Sale and Harvest Market in the King’s Garden celebrating the autumn season will take place on Saturday, October 1, from 10am to 4pm. The popular plant sale offers a variety of perennials from the historic gardens. This is a fantastic opportunity to cultivate a living piece of history in your home garden! Staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and dig visitor’s selections. All are encouraged to bring their own bags, boxes or bins. Read more »

Six Teachers Awarded Fort Ticonderoga Scholarships

Sep 12, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce the winners of teacher scholarships to attend the Eighth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 23-25, 2011. Read more »

Authors James L. Nelson and Willard Sterne Randall Featured at Fort Ticonderoga Author Series, September 10 & 11 As part of the Struggle for Liberty Re-enactment Event!

Sep 9, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2011 Author Series concludes with two programs September 10 and 11. James L. Nelson, author of With Fire and Sword: The Battle of Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution, speaks on Saturday, September 10, at 11am Willard Sterne Randall, author of Ethan Allen: His Life and Times, speaks on Sunday, September 11, at 11:30 am. Each presentation is followed by a book signing in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store. These programs take place during Fort Ticonderoga’s Re-enactment event “Struggle for Liberty: Fort Ticonderoga and the American Revolution event and are included in the cost of admission. Read more »

U.S. News Travel Names Fort Ticonderoga #2 “Best Things to Do in the Adirondacks”

Aug 30, 2011
U.S. News Travel recently named Fort Ticonderoga #2 in “Best Things to do in the Adirondacks”. Cited for its historical significance as the “key to the continent”, the report states that the interpretive costumed staff helps make “this splendid fort authentic.” Read more »

Continentals and British Armies Skirmish at Fort Ticonderoga’s Struggle for Liberty Reenactment, September 10-11

Aug 29, 2011
British and American Armies will once again fight for control of Fort Ticonderoga during the Struggle for Liberty re-enactment, Saturday-Sunday, September 10-11, 9:30 am – 5 pm each day. Experience a court martial proceeding, thrill at cannon demonstrations, and be part of the story as visitors are immersed in a skirmish each day, following the commands of the Continental Officers leading on horseback. Visitors can purchase wares from period merchants and worship in an 18th-century Divine Service, Sunday morning at 9:30 am. The ‘Struggle for Liberty’ reenactment September 10 and 11 focuses on the fall of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga's Newest Tour Highlights North America's Largest 18th-Century Artillery Collection

Aug 17, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s newest tour “The Usefulness of those fine Cannon” highlights the museums extensive 18th-century artillery collection. The walking tour takes visitors through the armament history of Fort Ticonderoga and is presented as part of the daily schedule for the remainder of the 2011 season. The special tour is included in the admission price. Visit www.fortitonderoga.org for calendar details or call 518-585-2821. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga's Corn Maze Adventure Part of National Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity

Aug 17, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure is part of a national initiative called Lets Move! Museums & Gardens dedicated to solving the problem of childhood obesity. Lets Move! is supported through the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and connects 2000 museums and gardens and nearly 200 million visitors to this alarming issue impacting children across America. The national initiative provides opportunities for millions of museum and garden visitors to learn about healthy food choices and will promote physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Lake Placid Education Foundation Grant

Aug 10, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga has received a grant for $2,000 from the Lake Placid Education Foundation to support The Artist’s Eye: Geography, Art, and History school program this fall associated with the new exhibit The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of America’s Great Artists. Read more »

Authors Thomas Barker and Paul Huey featured at Fort Ticonderoga Author Series

Aug 8, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s Author Series continues on Sunday, August 14th, with Thomas Barker and Paul Huey, authors of The 1776-1777 Northern Campaigns of the American War for Independence and Their Sequels. The program takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga at 2:00 P.M., followed by a book signing at 3:00 P.M. in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Fund Launches With Impressive Early Momentum

Aug 5, 2011
At the recent Fort Ticonderoga Mid-Summer Gala event, Sandy Morhouse, Trustee and Fund Executive Committee Co-Chair, announced the important news that Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual Appeal, The Fort Ticonderoga Fund, will officially begin its program with commitments totaling $303,811 in hand. That amount has already been contributed by 100% participation of both the current Board of Trustees and the Fort’s senior staff. It compares to a total of $96,327 that was in hand at a similar date last year, and it is more than 50% of the Fund’s $600,000 goal this year. Read more »

From Farm Field to Land Art! Fort Ticonderoga Unveils A Corn Maze Adventure!

Aug 4, 2011
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 15th, test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s new six-acre corn maze located near Fort Ticonderoga's King’s Garden. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Names Two New Board Members to the Board of Trustees

Aug 2, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga named two new members to its Board of Trustees: David Grogan of Mooresville, NC, and David Donath of Woodstock, Vermont. “These new members bring new skills and new perspectives to our Board which will further our mission to engage a broad public in Fort Ticonderoga’s significant history and its ongoing legacy,” said Peter Paine, President of the Board of Trustees of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. Read more »

Planting Tips for Bearded Iris and Rhizome Sale Offered at Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden August 8 -26

Aug 2, 2011
Iris Division Days in the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga are a great time to take home bearded irises to add to your own perennial bed. As part of the “Hands-on Horticulture Program” the public is invited to learn about the division of iris rhizomes. King’s Garden staff at Fort Ticonderoga will be offering division instruction and planting tips Monday through Friday August 8 through 26 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm. The rhizome sale takes place during the entire period, including weekend days. Read more »

Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Muster August 6

Jul 27, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga celebrates more than eight decades of Fife & Drum Corps performance with its annual Fife & Drum Corps Muster August 6. The Muster will highlight several Fife & Drum Corps from across the northeast and as far away as Michigan performing throughout the day. The performances will crescendo into a combined Fife & Drum Corps performance at 3:30 pm on Fort Ticonderoga’s Parade Ground. Read more »

National Endowment for the Humanities Teacher Workshop at Fort Ticonderoga

Jul 19, 2011
The latest educational program at Fort Ticonderoga is providing a major economic boost to the Town of Ticonderoga. An estimated $100,000 of the total $160,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant received by Fort Ticonderoga this year will be injected into the local economy. Beth Hill, Executive Director of Fort Ticonderoga, said “This initiative is a wonderful example of how mission related educational programs at Fort Ticonderoga translate into a positive economic impact for the Town of Ticonderoga.” Read more »

Explore Fort Ticonderoga's Ghostly Past!

Jul 18, 2011
Explore the unexplained past at Fort Ticonderoga during Garrison Ghost Tours offered on Friday and Saturday nights through August. The tours, which begin at 8 pm, highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s haunted history and recount stories featured on Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters. Read more »

Author Barnet Schecter Featured at Fort Ticonderoga Author Series

Jul 18, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s Author Series continues on Sunday, July 31, with Barnet Schecter, author of George Washington’s America: A Biography through His Maps. The program takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga at 3 pm, followed by a book signing at 4 pm in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Major Planning Grant

Jul 13, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga is proud to announce that it has received a significant grant from The Perkin Fund to support Phase One of the organization’s Comprehensive Plan. Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga Executive Director, announced that the $85,000 grant will support the planning initiative that will begin later this month. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Program Highlights Role of Indian Agent in 1759

Jul 12, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga Program Highlights Role of Indian Agent in 1759. “Within Humane Bounds” Program Featured Daily Sunday-Thursday from 2pm-5pm. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Announces Two Spectacular Summer Events

Jul 8, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga Announces Two Spectacular Summer Events Celebrate the Fort at the Community Clambake and Midsummer Gala on July 23! Read more »

Celebrate the Fourth of July at America's Fort!

Jun 24, 2011
This Independence Day celebrate 235 years of freedom at Fort Ticonderoga -America’s Fort! Visitors can walk in the marching steps of Continental Army soldiers as historic interpreters dressed as soldiers from the Northern Army teach the maneuvers and discipline of a platoon. Explore family programs that highlight the fight for independence and listen to performances by Fort Ticonderoga’s Fifes and Drums. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Grants to Support Exhibit Activities

Jun 23, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga has received two grants to support new family activities in conjunction with the new Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the Eyes of America’s Great Artists exhibit. The self-guided programs will connect visitors with the artwork featured in the exhibit with the beautiful 2000 acre landscape that has inspired artists for centuries. Read more »

Author Russell Bellico Featured at Fort Ticonderoga June 25

Jun 17, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s Author Series continues on Saturday, June 25, with Russell P. Bellico, author of Empires in the Mountains: French and Indian War Campaigns and Forts in the Lake Champlain, Lake George, and Hudson River Corridor. The program takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga at 11 am, followed by a book signing at 12:00 pm in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Store. Read more »

Summer Beauty and Activities Abound at the King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga!

Jun 13, 2011
The summer season in the King’s Garden is alive with activities and programs for all ages! The formal garden and Discovery Gardens, including the Children’s Garden, are teeming with flowering plants, vegetables and herbs that are the focus of daily and special programs. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Recreates its 1759 British Capture!

Jun 9, 2011
Re-enactors portraying French and British soldiers of the Seven Year’s War, also known as the French and Indian War, will converge upon Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26 to recreate the tumultuous and chaotic events by which General Amherst’s British army captured this vital Fort. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series 2011 Season Begins June 19

Jun 8, 2011
Author of Book on Royalton Raid Featured at Fort Ticonderoga Author Series June 19 Read more »

Ticonderogans To Chair Fort's Fund Drive

Jun 8, 2011
Anne McDonald and Douglas Cummins, both natives of Ticonderoga, have agreed to Co-Chair this year’s local Fort Ticonderoga Fund drive! Read more »

Join Fort Ticonderoga on a Vermont Gardens and Nurseries Tour

Jun 8, 2011
History, garden design, perennials, produce, herbs and more will be highlighted on a two-day coach bus tour of the Connecticut River Valley of Vermont, July 25-26. Read more »

Captives, Empires and Ethan Allen!

Jun 2, 2011
Capitves, Empires and Ethan Allen! Fort Ticonderoga Presents 2011 Author Series Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Significant New Manuscripts

Jun 2, 2011
A donation of four important manuscripts describing the American attack on Mount Independence on September 18, 1777 was recently made to the Fort Ticonderoga Museum. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 11

May 31, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga will present the Fourth Annual Scots Day on Saturday, Jun 11. The Commemoration of Scottish heritage and their significant contributions to 18th-century North American history runs from 9:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Read more »

Neighbor Appreciation Day at Fort Ticonderoga June 4

May 25, 2011
Neighbor Appreciation Day at Fort Ticonderoga June 4 Free Admission for Regional Residents! Read more »

Become a Volunteer at Fort Ticonderoga!

May 19, 2011
Become a Volunteer at Fort Ticonderoga! Volunteer Mixer on June 3 Highlights Opportunities and Fun. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Hosts Student Art Show

May 18, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga Hosts Student Art Show Read more »

Experience Fort Ticonderoga! Season Opens Friday, May 20th

May 18, 2011
Experience Fort Ticonderoga! 102nd Season Opens Friday, May 20th and will offer new programs, events, exhibits, gardens and a six-acre corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort! Read more »

See What's Blooming in the King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga!

May 17, 2011
See What's Blooming in the King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga! Season Opens June 1! Read more »

Art of War

Apr 20, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga’s newest exhibit, The Art of War: Ticonderoga as Experienced through the eyes of America’s Great Artists brings together for the first time in one highlighted exhibition fifty of the museum’s most important artworks. Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Names Director of Interpretation

Apr 13, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga has announced the appointment of Stuart Lilie to serve as Director of Interpretation. "Stuart Lilie arrives at the Fort with tremendous vision and enthusiasm for the Fort's future." Read more »

Pre-Season Plant Sale in the King's Garden

Apr 5, 2011
PRE-SEASON PLANT SALE IN THE KING’S GARDEN MAY 21. Enjoy the First Blooms of the Season with a Purchase from the King’s Garden Read more »

Seven Years’ War Scholarship

Mar 24, 2011
Teachers Awarded Scholarships to Fort Ticonderoga’s Sixteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War, May 20-22, 2011 Read more »

North Country History Day

Mar 18, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga Presents North Country History Day Regional Students Advance to State Level of History Day Contest Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Awards

Mar 9, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga Awards John F. Ross with First Annual Fort Ticonderoga Prize for Contributions to American History Read more »

Material Matters

Jan 27, 2011
Fort Ticonderoga Presents Material Matters Winter Weekend Workshop February 26th Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Exhibit Grant

Dec 16, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Receives Exhibit Grant Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Program Grant

Dec 2, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Receives Program Grant Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Features James Nelson on October 17th

Oct 7, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Features James Nelson on October 17th Read more »

Experience Fort Ticonderoga's Ghostly Past

Oct 4, 2010
Evening Garrison Ghost Tours, Oct. 22-23, & 29-30 Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga to Host Teacher Workshop

Oct 2, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga to Host Teacher Workshop Read more »

Celebrating Fort Ticonderoga's History Naturally!

Sep 28, 2010
Mar's Education Center Receives The Prestigious LEED Certification. Read more »

Nationally Acclaimed Authors Sign Books at Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, September 25

Sep 26, 2010
Nationally Acclaimed Authors Sign Books at Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, September 25 Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Appoints Chief Financial Officer

Sep 15, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Appoints Chief Financial Offier Read more »

A Revolutionary Experience!

Sep 2, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Presents a Revolutionary War Encampment, September 11-12 Read more »

King’s Garden Features Fall Herbal Programs

Aug 13, 2010
King’s Garden Features Fall Herbal Programs Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious Education Grant

Aug 12, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious Education Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga’s Log House Restaurant Shines

Aug 12, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga’s Log House Restaurant Shines Read more »

Empires in the Mountains Author at Fort Ticonderoga

Jul 14, 2010
Empires in the Mountains Author at Fort Ticonderoga Read more »

Fort Ticonderoga Offers Author Series 2010

Jul 2, 2010
Fort Ticonderoga Offers Author Series 2010 Read more »