America made history at Fort Ticonderoga! For a generation this remote post on Lake Champlain guarded the narrow water highway connecting New France with Britain's American colonies. Whichever nation controlled Ticonderoga controlled a continent. During the American Revolution Fort Ticonderoga was the scene of America's first major victory in its struggle for independence and the United States' northern stronghold protecting New York and New England from British invasion from Canada.
A popular destination for history lovers since the early 19th century, Fort Ticonderoga is one of America’s earliest historic preservation projects with efforts to preserve the site dating back to 1820. When the restoration began nearly a century later in 1909, the museum’s founders began a legacy of sharing Ticonderoga’s epic history that has continued for over a century.
Today, Fort Ticonderoga educates people from all nations on the events that took place here that changed the course of world history forever. Follow the links below to learn more about the people, places, and events associated with Ticonderoga’s exciting past!