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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!


People Made History at Fort Ticonderoga Learn more about some of the individuals who helped shape Ticonderoga’s history.
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Places Fort Ticonderoga’s landscape abounds with history and many different places contributed to the defense of this stronghold on Lake Champlain.
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An Epic Time Line of the Past Click here for a time line of the events that made Fort Ticonderoga famous!
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An Extraordinary Landscape Agriculture has played an important role in Ticonderoga’s history since the earliest years of the Fort’s occupation.
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Preserving Fort Ticonderoga for the Future The restoration of Fort Ticonderoga was one of the first historic preservation projects in American history!
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Martial Music at Fort Ticonderoga Martial music has been a staple of Fort Ticonderoga’s programs for over three-quarters of a century!
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