• One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

2021 Winter Quarters

Stay up-to-date with on-site events and exciting virtual programs by visiting the event calendar.

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Fort Ticonderoga will open for Campaign Season and daily visitation starting May 1, 2021.

Explore the beautiful gardens, discover the epic history, find adventure in signature events, march with the Fifes and Drums, and learn about a historic trade.

Visit the reconstructed fort, get lost in the 6-acre historic corn maze, enjoy the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and take in the unforgettable view from the top of Mount Defiance with a sweeping vista of Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains.

Access educational content from home by visiting our Center for Digital History.

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  • winter photo of fence and fort

    January

    23

    Virtual Program: Ticonderoga’s First British Winter

    After almost five years of struggle, Fort Carillon finally fell to the British in July of 1759. Now a critical point on the route to Canada, British forces began to rebuild and repair the French barracks and fortifications, setting the stage for the longest any army occupied the recently christened Fort Ticonderoga. Join us to […]

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  • image of USS Ticonderoga

    January

    27

    Virtual Fort Fever Series

    Thomas Macdonough, the U.S.S. Ticonderoga, and the War of 1812 on Lake Champlain Rich Strum, Fort Ticonderoga Director of Academic Programs The Fort Ticonderoga Fort Fever Series features presentations by Fort Ticonderoga staff. Throughout the 17th and 18th centuries, the Lake Champlain corridor provided an avenue for military forces moving north and south between Canada […]

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  • From the Ground Up logo

    January

    28

    Virtual Program: From the Ground Up

    From 18th century soldiers to 19th and 20th-century tourists, learn about the different buttons found at Fort Ticonderoga.  This program can be viewed on Fort Ticonderoga’s Facebook page starting at 1pm.

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Born to an old and distinguished New England family #OTD in 1741, Benedict Arnold conducted business across the British colonies in North America and the West Indies prior to the opening of the American Revolutionary War. Actively seeking opportunities for command, Arnold made a name for himself through a series of impressive, arrogant, and daring actions such as the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the harrowing march to Québec in 1775 and the naval defense of the Champlain Valley in 1776. Despite stunning heroism and leadership repelling British invaders in Connecticut and at the Battles of Saratoga in 1777, Arnold eventually turned on the Continental Army and entered into negotiations with the British for complex and still-debated reasons, earning the ignominy of becoming America's most famous traitor. Learn more about the lock of Benedict Arnold's hair in Fort Ticonderoga's collections in this Collections Speed Dating episode through the link in bio☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #history #militaryhistory #museum #museumcollections #americanrevolution #revolutionarywar #benedictarnold 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqP_MK-czTk&list=PLt3625dFL4hlAW9C18I7MtC3LIRUs8_i_&index=11
The detail from this week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object comes from a game piece! This flattened lead disc has an impressed floral design on one side, and was recovered from the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga in the early 20th century. Multiple game pieces like the one seen here have been found on site, many of which can be seen on our online collections database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections  #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #history #militaryhistory #18thcentury #game #flower #artifact #archaeology #archaeologicalcollection 

https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/75FEE07F-A0C9-423F-83B0-749546042021
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Alexander Hamilton was born #OTD in 1755/1757 on Nevis, an island in the Caribbean Sea. Alexander faced repeated setbacks at a young age, as his father James Hamilton had abandoned his family in 1766, and also lost his mother, Rachel Fawcett Levien, just two years later. Forced to fend for himself, Alexander took up work as an accounting clerk on the island of St. Croix. His hard work and skillful writing had impressed locals on the island, who pooled funds to send Hamilton to America for his education. After arriving in America Hamilton enrolled in King’s College in 1773, but his education was soon overshadowed by his own patriotic fervor. Hamilton abandoned his studies after receiving a commission as a captain of the New York Provincial Company of Artillery. After serving with distinction in battles at Trenton, White Plains, and Princeton, Hamilton caught the interest of his superiors in the Continental Army, including George Washington, who appointed him as an aide-de-camp in 1777. This epaulet is attributed to Alexander Hamilton, and is consistent with the style that would have been worn on his uniform during his service in the New York Provincial Company of Artillery. You can find this object, as well as other Hamilton-related objects on our online collections database through the link in bio☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museumcollections #18thcentury #19thcentury #history #militaryhistory #alexanderhamilton #hamilton #foundingfathers #americanrevolution #revwar #revolutionarywar
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a knapsack! Dating to the early 19th century, this black and red painted linen knapsack belonged to a member of the Independent Company of Cadets of Boston, Massachusetts. This volunteer militia company was chartered in 1741, and was most famously commanded by John Hancock until he was dismissed and company disbanded just prior to the American Revolution. The company was eventually reformed in 1786. The body of this knapsack is marked with a painted image of the company’s insignia and motto: “Monstrat Viam”, Latin for “It Points the Way”. More images and information on this knapsack and others can be found on our online collections database through the link in bio☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #19thcentury #militaryhistory #history #museum #museumcollection #knapsack #fashion
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
The detail for this week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a painting! This oil on canvas painting depicts Fort Ticonderoga’s ruins and the Pell family’s Pavilion as seen from Lake Champlain. The steamboat “R.W. Sherman” can be seen in the foreground, which was operated by Captain T.D. Chapman in the early 1850s. A majority of our art collection has recently been added to our online database, including this painting, which can be found through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museums #museumcollections #19thcentury #paintings #lakechamplain #steamboat #lakes #travel 

https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/7413D842-E3BB-4056-9E90-634217179110
A winter favorite from the archives!

The team at Fort Ticonderoga wishes you a happy, healthy, and safe year ahead. We can't wait to welcome you back in 2021!
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Fort Ticonderoga’s natural beauty never ceases to amaze us! 

Join us on January 23 at 1pm on Facebook to learn about the challenges faced by the British garrison of Ticonderoga during its first British winter. 

Also, be sure to visit our website to see the January virtual program line-up! Check the link in our bio! #WinterQuarters #DigitalCampaign 
www.fortticonderoga.org
The latest episode of “From the Ground Up” looks at the salt-glazed stoneware in Fort Ticonderoga’s collections, check it out through the link in bio ☝️! #ticonderogacollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museumcollection #archaeology
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a punch bowl! This cut crystal glass punch bowl was manufactured by Tiffany & Co. around the turn of the 19th century, and features a sterling silver rim with shaped floral decorations. This piece was housed at the Pavilion, the Pell family’s summer home at Fort Ticonderoga, where the family oftentimes hosted a number of guests, including President Taft in 1909. More images and information about this particular piece can be found on our online collections database in the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #ticonderoga #fortticonderoga #museumcollections #food #drinks #punch 

https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/7681F1AD-E305-4AED-A806-667422133565
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Tonight’s the night!! There's still time, but virtual tickets are going FAST.

Dig yourselves out from the snow and sign up to learn about warming 18th-century libations along with seasonal stories from Fort Ticonderoga. Trust us, this is unlike any zoom meeting you've ever had! Link in bio ⬆️ 
https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/holiday-drinks-drama/
Thank you to all those who have completed this survey! There is ONE MORE DAY for educators at Universities, Colleges, Community Colleges, or other post-secondary institutions to participate.

Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act. Project funding will enable museum staff to identify virtual programmatic and resource needs that support undergraduate and graduate-level education, and prioritize and develop projects that support those needs.
 
Your participation in this online survey supports Fort Ticonderoga's mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance for present and future generations. Responses will directly influence new programming Fort Ticonderoga makes available. 

This survey includes 9 questions and should only take between 1-2 minutes to complete. Thank you for your submissions by 12/18. Link in bio ⬆️ 

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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a canteen! This black painted wooden canteen was likely issued by the United States military during the War of 1812, as evidenced by the “U.S.” painted on one face. However, the canteen interestingly looks to have been repurposed for the Massachusetts militia later on, as the “US" has been painted over to form the initials “M.S.” More information and images of this canteen and others can be found on our Online Collections Database in the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #history #militaryhistory #museumcollections #militia #unitedstates #canteen