• 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

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Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance 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 & 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.

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    April

    15

    Virtual Program: From the Ground Up

    In this new episode of From the Ground Up, explore archaeological artifacts from the years between the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War as the British Army and their families continued the day-to-day garrison of Fort Ticonderoga! This program can be viewed on Fort Ticonderoga’s Facebook page starting at 1pm.

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    April

    16

    Virtual Program: Can You Bear It? Musician Caps of the 26th Regiment of Foot

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the new British drummer’s caps that will be worn in our portrayal of the Fifers and Drummers 26th Regiment of Foot this summer! From piecing and cutting bearskin to setting painted silver plates and cords, see the surprising efficiency of making these visually impressive caps.  This program can […]

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    April

    17

    Virtual Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

    The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium virtually online on two consecutive Saturday mornings, April 10 & 17, 2021. This online program features practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. The presentations are offered online using Zoom. We invite you to join us this […]

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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a gun lock! Much like muskets and pistols of the 18th century, artillery could also utilize flintlock ignition to set off its gunpowder, becoming more common by the end of the 18th century. This carronade lock is engraved with the image of a lion holding a crown, a symbol of the East India Company. More information and images of this object can be found on our online database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #museum #museumcollection #artillery #history #militaryhistory #19thcentury
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a mirror! Dating to the late 18th century, this mirror is embellished with a mahogany veneer and gilded plaster decorations, including an eagle finial at the top. This piece once hung in the Pavilion, the Pell family’s summer home on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga. More information about this object and others from the Pavilion collection can be found on our online database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollections #18thcentury #mirror #decorativearts #eagle #Rococo #chippendalefurniture
The Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium is being held virtually this year! April 10 & 17, discover helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates. Pre-registration is required by visiting the link in our bio! https://14762a.blackbaudhosting.com/14762a/Garden-and-Landscape-Symposium-10Apr2021
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Tune in to Fort Ticonderoga's Facebook tomorrow morning at 11am as we kick-off our Virtual Living History Event! See American reinforcements streaming north in March of 1776 to support their stumbling army in Canada.

During this program, explore the behind-the-scenes work that was constantly employed to keep the artillery firing. Witness sheets of tinned-iron creased and soldered into useful ammunition for cannons engaged in the siege of Quebec.

For all other programs offered as part of this Virtual Living History Event, visit the link in our bio https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/living-history-event-proceed-to-canada-with-all-possible-expedition-2/
From its application on earthenware, creamware, and porcelain, the introduction of transfer-printing in the 18th century created a new popular method of ceramic production. Explore archaeological examples of transferware in this new episode of From the Ground Up through the link in bio ☝️! Research funding for Fort Ticonderoga's transferware collection was made possible by the Transferware Collectors Club! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #history #museum #museumcollection #archaeology #archeology #ceramics #tranferware #transferwarechinapottery #transferwarecollectorsclub #18thcentury #19thcentury
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday detail comes from a powder horn! Powder horns were used as a simple and inert way to carry gunpowder for loading firearms in the 18th century, and were oftentimes decorated on the exterior. This powder horn features an intricately carved map of New York’s Hudson, Champlain, and Mohawk valleys, depicting major cities and forts like Ticonderoga. According to another carving on the horn, it was owned by one Peter Tinges of Philadelphia, PA, and dates to 1762. This horn and many others can be found on our online database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #history #militaryhistory #art #powderhorn #drawing #champlainvalley #hudsonvalley #mohawkvalley #carving
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Artillery in the 18th century was organized by the weight of its shot, but shot was more than just the size of the cannonball. Check out this video from  @fort_ticonderoga to learn more about the different types of shot in the museum's collection. Link in bio ⬆️ https://youtu.be/NpT3TMhZE84 #artillery #18thcentury #cannon
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is an epaulet! This silver epaulet was reportedly worn by Lieutenant Colonel William Cook of the New York Militia’s 23rd Regiment. Cook’s unit served in the 1814 Plattsburgh campaign, a pivotal moment in the War of 1812 that ultimately halted further British invasion of the northern states. More images of this object can be seen through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #19thcentury #history #officer #militaryhistory #clothing #uniform
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
The detail from this week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object comes from a cap! Dating to the early 19th century, the leather crown of this cap is decorated with painted gold stars and a large metal crest. This piece may have been worn by a member of the Governor's Guard of the Connecticut state militia. More images and information on this particular helmet can be found on our online database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #19thcentury #museum #museumcollection #cap #history #militia #connecticut
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A "charmingly aggressive woman," Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell (1878-1939) was raised to see public service as a birthright, but one she would need to fight to achieve. She could not follow in her father Robert Means Thompson’s (1849-1930) footsteps as a Naval Academy graduate and prominent businessman, nor could she step into the arena as a candidate for elected office like her grandfather, Rhode Island Governor William Channing Gibbs (1787-1871). Instead, Sarah devoted her life to advancing the rights of women through historic preservation and political action.

On this International Women's Day, explore the digital exhibition "A Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy" on our website to discover more about our museum co-founder. Link in bio ⬆️ https://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn-and-explore/a-patriotic-service-sarah-pells-enduring-legacy/ #internationalwomensday #history #suffrage #equalrights #preservation