• 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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Daily Visitation: May 4-Oct. 27, 2024 | Tues-Sun | 9:30am-5pm

Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000 acres of America’s most historic landscape located on the shores of Lake Champlain and nestled between New York’s Adirondack and Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, and helped forge a nation. 

JULY 20-21: 1759 Siege of Carillon Battle Reenactment

Through a combination of demos, vignettes, narrated boat cruises, & battle reenactments, experience the British advance for Lake George. Become immersed in this 18th-century siege; featuring the constant roar of cannon, thrilling battle reenactments, & even a nighttime program where visitors are immersed in the battle for Carillon, named Ticonderoga by the British once they capture the fort from the French.

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  • July

    18

    Ticonderoga Guns by Night

    The flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique tour and demonstrations of 18th-century firepower. The program concludes with a dramatic demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Time & Location: Gate opens at 7:30 pm, program begins at 8 pm at the Log […]

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  • July

    19

    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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  • July

    19

    History Happy Hour on Lake Champlain

    Cap off your day with a relaxing narrated cruise, surrounded by scenic beauty and Ticonderoga’s rich maritime history aboard the Carillon, Fort Ticonderoga’s classic 1920s tour boat. From poignant to comical, discover the drama that surrounded Ticonderoga on the storied waters of Lake Champlain. Enjoy the flavor of history through classic cocktails, taken from tales […]

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  • July

    20–21

    Battle Reenactment: 1759 Siege of Carillon

    In this exciting two-day battle reenactment, discover the last days of Fort Carillon (later named Ticonderoga), as 400 French soldiers faced an 11,000-man British Army! With different battle scenarios and living history vignettes each day, explore the science of siege craft, and the power of artillery–on land and water–as General Jeffrey Amherst sought to take […]

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  • July

    20

    Evening Vignette: “The French kept firing with their cannon all night…”

    In this special evening tour and demonstration, experience the 1759 Siege of Carillon based on the eyewitness accounts on both sides of the lines. See the British and American provincial soldiers continue to dig their cannon batteries and guard their position even as mortar bombs fall along with the darkness. Tour the covered way that […]

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  • July

    23

    A Date with Brown Bess

    In 1774, the British troops at Fort Ticonderoga carried a version of the famous “Brown Bess” musket. But what’s the real story behind this iconic firearm? In this one-of-a-kind behind the scenes, hands-on program, get up close and personal with Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle, to really understand “Brown Bess” revealing the industrial systems […]

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  • July

    23

    A Taste of Liberty

    Explore a day in the life of British soldiers and their families on the eve of the American Revolution through food! In this new family-friendly program, sample a tasting menu of the real recipes enjoyed by the British garrison of Fort Ticonderoga in 1774. Enjoy portions of tasty breakfasts and savory dinners, incorporating carefully selected […]

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  • July

    25

    Ticonderoga Guns by Night

    The flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique tour and demonstrations of 18th-century firepower. The program concludes with a dramatic demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Time & Location: Gate opens at 7:30 pm, program begins at 8 pm at the Log […]

    See More
  • July

    26

    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 […]

    See More
  • July

    26

    History Happy Hour on Lake Champlain

    Cap off your day with a relaxing narrated cruise, surrounded by scenic beauty and Ticonderoga’s rich maritime history aboard the Carillon, Fort Ticonderoga’s classic 1920s tour boat. From poignant to comical, discover the drama that surrounded Ticonderoga on the storied waters of Lake Champlain. Enjoy the flavor of history through classic cocktails, taken from tales […]

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  • July

    27–28

    Living History Event: The Sound of 1776 Two-Day Event!

    Hear the rousing sounds of the Fifes & Drums, which hoisted the spirits of an American Army in 1776! Through musical concerts, living history vignettes and weapon demonstrations discover the story of the Northern Continental Army, which rebuilt itself at Ticonderoga beginning in July 1776. See rebellion transform into a war for independence as the […]

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  • July

    28

    Virtual Author Series featuring Steven Park

    The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Colonial and Revolutionary War history. Between the Boston Massacre in 1770 and the Boston Tea Party in 1773—a period historians refer to as “the lull”—a group of prominent Rhode Islanders rowed out to His Majesty’s schooner Gaspee,which had run aground six miles south of Providence […]

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About Fort Ticonderoga

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a major cultural destination, museum, historic site, and center for learning. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually. Presenting vibrant programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, Fort Ticonderoga and is open for daily visitation May through October and special programs during Winter Quarters, November through April. Fort Ticonderoga is owned by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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During a dramatic evening program this Saturday, July 20th, the twilight will be ablaze with gunfire as visitors experience the 1759 Siege of Carillon based on original eyewitness accounts on both sides of the lines. See the British and American provincial soldiers continue to dig their cannon batteries and guard their position even as mortar bombs fall along with the darkness. Tour the battlelines that surrounds Fort Carillon, as French artillery fires from new positions arrayed strategically against the British. 

**Additional ticket required, limited tickets available. Gates open at 7 p.m. (last ticket sold at 7:45 p.m.) and the reenactment will begin at 8 p.m. A Battle Briefing Tour at 7:30 p.m. will show you where these events actually happened inside Fort Ticonderoga on July 23, 1759. 

Buy your tickets now by visiting the link in our bio! https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/evening-vignette-the-french-kept-firing-with-their-cannon-all-night/
With the help of horses, oxen, staff, and volunteers we raised the roof of our third soldiers' hut and christened it with a spruce bough.  #RevolutionaryWar #historictrades #carpentry #livinghistory #timberframing
Fort Ticonderoga invites you to experience the sights and sounds of the American Army at Ticonderoga during the Sound of 1776 Living History Event July 27-28. From historic trades and weapons demonstrations to living history vignettes and music performances, discover how the beats of drums and the sounds of fifes translated orders to nearly 10,000 soldiers that lived and fought for liberty at Ticonderoga.

In addition to a full line-up of activities throughout the day including guided tours and demonstrations, listen to a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence near the same day it was actually read to the troops here in 1776. Witness the first time soldiers at Ticonderoga heard the immortal words of independence and discover what this meant for soldiers on the front lines of the Northern Continental Army in 1776.

Step into the iconic fort during this special event and witness our nation’s fight for freedom in the year 1776. March along with our fifes and drums and discover the importance of music in coordinating the daily orders for the American troops. Enjoy patriotic concerts and savor the beauty of one of the world’s most historic and beautiful places.

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/news/fort-ticonderoga-presents-lively-sound-of-1776-living-history-event-july-27-28-featuring-performances-by-the-fifes-and-drums/

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On day 1 during this weekend's 1759 Siege of Carillon Battle Reenactment, step into Fort Carillon on July 23, 1759, and discover how the French blocked British invasion here on Lake Champlain. Visitors will discover General Jeffrey Amherst’s plan to prevent the mistakes of 1758 as he advanced towards Ticonderoga with his 11,000-man army of British and American provincial soldiers. Watch as British regulars, American provincials, rangers, and Native American warriors push from Lake George to capture the Heights of Carillon. See how French soldiers traded ground for time, as they carefully stalled the British advance in preparation to defend Fort Carillon.

Photo: LDPhotography 

View the full weekend schedule by clicking the link in our bio: https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/battle-reenactment-1759-siege-of-carillon/
Happy #ManuscriptMonday! After the 1758 Battle of Carillon, in which the French defenders of Fort Carillon repelled a much larger British army, British military leaders felt the sting of the loss. As the British prepared for the 1759 campaign season, they made a second attempt on Carillon part of their plans. By June, General Jeffery Amherst and an army of over 11,000 British and provincial soldiers had assembled at Lake George, preparing to attack the vastly outnumbered French garrison at Carillon. Today’s document, MS.7020.1, contains records of the orders issued by Amherst and his commanders as they prepared to return to Carillon. MS.7020.1, an orderly book kept by Josiah Goodrich of the 1st Connecticut Regiment of provincial troops, contains orders from May 22-July 25, 1759. Orders from Lake George the week before the siege show a wide range of preparations being made. The provincial regiments, who had been recruited from the colonies at the start of the season, received military training: “those Covered Men of ye proventials that macht [marched] to Camp this Day Are to fire 2 Rounds of ball tomorrow morning at 6 o’clock”. Assignments were reshuffled as the army grew its corps of rangers: “Eight of ye proventials Regt[s] to give 13 men each for y Ranging Servise… Commanding officers to form out All Vollenters Willing to Serve… Major Rogers will Attend and Choose ye Number each Regt is to Furnish”. General orders even announced a bounty for the recovery of French artillery shells fired during the projected assault: “All Shells and Shot that may be Left by ye enemy or fired from ye enemy During the Camppaign will be of use in Sending back to them Again[.] the following prizes Shall be Allowed to those who find them… For a 13 Shell a Doller, for A 10 Inch Shell half a Doller, 8 Inch Shell Quarter of a Doller…” To witness the siege that followed these preparations and the success the British hoped for, visit Fort Ticonderoga this weekend during our 1759 Siege of Carillon battle reenactment.

This document can be found on our online database in the link below. #TiconderogaCollections #OpeningTheVault https://fortticonderoga.catalogaccess.com/archives/30790
Travel in time and travel in style to the King’s Garden Party! Like the historic Grand Tours of Europe, it’s a summer rite of passage. International cocktails, live music, world flavors, and the vintage gardens beckon. Spirited best-of contest, live & online auction opportunities, and more!

Tickets are limited! Visit the link in our bio https://www.us.givergy.com/2024kingsgardenparty/?controller=tickets to buy yours today!
Fort Ticonderoga presents the 1759 Siege of Carillon two-day battle reenactment July 20-21! Through a combination of demonstrations, vignettes, narrated boat cruises, and battle reenactments, visitors will experience the British advance for Lake George. Become immersed in this 18th-century siege; featuring the constant roar of cannon, thrilling battle reenactments, and even a nighttime program where visitors are immersed in the battle for Carillon, named Ticonderoga by the British once they capture the fort from the French. 

The Battle Reenactment will take place all weekend and is included as part of daily admission. Tickets are buy one day, visit the next day FREE! 

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/news/experience-the-dramatic-1759-siege-of-carillon-battle-reenactment-july-20-21/