• 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

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance are open for Campaign Season and daily visitation Tuesday-Sunday through October 31, 2021! 

Explore the beautiful gardens, discover the epic history, find adventure in signature events, march with the Fifes & 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.

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

Aerial of Fort Ticonderoga

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  • aerial view of fort ticonderoga. Photo credit Carl Heilman II

    June

    15

    Daily Programs & Outdoor Exploration

    Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience! This year, Fort Ticonderoga debuts a new chapter in its story. Discover innovative storytelling on a grand scale with guided tours, witness thrilling weapons demonstrations, explore endless outdoor activities, and see the British-occupied fort in the years just before the […]

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  • Carillon boat tour

    June

    15

    Carillon Boat Cruises

    Enjoy the sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 75-minute narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon. Let our friendly and experienced staff be your guide to Lake Champlain’s centuries of stirring maritime heritage with panoramic vistas around you and a sonar view of shipwrecks below. Embark on this unforgettable experience […]

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  • cannons and coffee

    June

    25

    Specialty Tour: Cannon and Coffee

    Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s world-class collection of 18th-century artillery from a whole new perspective and be the first to enter Fort Ticonderoga with this special early bird program. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for a special tour across the guns of Ticonderoga and learn the surprising histories of the museum’s artillery collection, spanning the […]

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For the final day of #MuseumWeek, we look to the past for Words for the Future. To this day, this simple little note from over 180 years ago inspires us. It accompanied the knapsack Benjamin Warner carried as a soldier in the Revolutionary War, which he saved for decades. Warner gave it to his son, with instructions to give it to his son, “and so on to the latest posterity.” Not just a reminder of his own military service “whilst one shred of it shall remain” Warner wanted his knapsack to be a reminder “never to surrender your libertys to a foren envador or an aspiring demgog.” 

This humble bag is a reminder of what the American Revolution accomplished, from someone who witnessed it firsthand. Warner knew the gains made by the Revolution were incomplete and fragile if citizens were not vigilant. As the “posterity” that Warner described his exhortation still moves us to preserve and educate our citizens about our nation’s past. It is a physical reminder of purpose of our museum to continue to preserve the artifacts in our charge “to the latest posterity.” #WordsForTheFutureMW #TiconderogaCollections #museumweek2021 #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #history #18thcentury #memory #militaryhistory #generation #americanrevolution #americanrevolutionarywar #revolution #revolutionarywar 

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When Alonzo Chappel painted this piece in the 19th century, he undoubtedly imagined Ethan Allen demanding the surrender of Fort Ticonderoga "in the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress." These apocryphal words are what Allen claimed to have uttered, but have been disputed, rejected, and debated for generations since May 10, 1775. 

What do you think Allen said to the Fort's last British commander?

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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a discharge paper! During the American Revolution, the Continental Army often relied upon militia units to bolster their numbers in the fight for independence. This included Colonel Ashley’s Regiment of New Hampshire Militia, a unit sent to reinforce American-held Fort Ticonderoga on May 8, 1777. The unit stayed at the fort for little over a month, as this paper signed by Major General Arthur St. Clair notes that by June 13th the men of the unit were “desirous of returning home” and were thereby discharged. Ticonderoga would be captured by the British the following month, resulting from General Burgoyne’s siege from Mount Defiance. This document and others are featured in our new exhibit: “A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, and State”, examining the role of the militia during and following the American Revolution. #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #archives #manuscript #discharge #paper #ink
Join us for the MUST-ATTEND 20th Annual Garden Party on Saturday, August 7th!

Enjoy prohibition-era-inspired cocktails, music, elegant fare, and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear garden or 1920s attire.

This event features the grand opening of the restored National Historic Landmark Pavilion—you don’t want to miss this!

Tickets can be purchased online here: https://givergy.us/history/?controller=home
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Stephen H.P. Pell would often come to Ticonderoga as a child, which flourished his love of the fort and eventually inspired him and his wife Sarah G.T. Pell to found the museum in 1909. Every summer the couple would come to Ticonderoga and stay at the Pavilion with their children Robert T. Pell and John H.G. Pell. Generations of Pell children and the children of staff that worked at Fort Ticonderoga grew up exploring the grounds and its history.

The image is a detail from a portrait of Sarah, Robert, and John Pell painted by DeWitt M. Lockman in 1910. This painting will be going on display for the first time ever when the Pavilion opens to the public later this year. #ChildrensEyesMW #MuseumWeek #museumweek2021 #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #painting #family #exhibit #exhibition
Work is constantly going on #BehindTheScenes at the museum. One of the major projects the Curatorial and Collections Departments undertook last winter was the installation of the new exhibition “A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, & State”. Among the over 100 objects on display in the exhibit is a British bronze 6-pounder, which is one of a pair of cannons purchased by the Royal Buckinghamshire King’s Own Militia. Watch the video of staff installing the cannon! You can see images and learn more about the cannon in the Ticonderoga Online Collections database through the link in bio ⬆️!
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It’s Museum Week! Over the week, we will participate in this global campaign celebrating cultural institutions. Each day is a different theme so be sure to check back! For today’s theme "Once Upon a Time", we look at beginnings. In 1820, William Ferris Pell (1779-1840) purchased the 546-acre garrison grounds of Fort Ticonderoga. He worked to preserve the remaining stonework of the fort beginning one of the first acts of preservation in America. #MuseumWeek #OnceUponAtimeMW #museumweek2021 #art #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #19thcentury #preservation #historic #history #ruins #fort
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a mattock! This mattock head was found on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga in the early 20th century, and would have been fitted onto a wooden handle. Mattocks are useful agricultural tools used primarily for breaking up soil and digging narrow trenches. One side of the blade on this object has a faint symbol, possibly a maker’s mark. More images of this object can be found on our online database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #history #militaryhistory #museum #museumcollection #tool #tools