• 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

Welcome!

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

    16

    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

    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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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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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/
On this #TradesTuesday we celebrate the musical craft of our #fifesanddrums in our celebration of Independence Day Weekend. For over 50 years, the Fifes & Drums of #FortTiconderoga have both performed military music and taught the next generation in this musical art.
#OTD in 1758, General James Abercrombie launched his ill fated assault against the forces of the Marquis de Montcalm, who had in the previous 48hrs constructed an improvised fortification of felled trees on the heights of Carillon. The casualties on both sides were staggering and wouldn't be topped until the Mexican-American war of the 1840s. The brutal event was known well by soldiers of t  he American Revolution, many of whom had been witness to the carnage, and impressed upon them the viability of Ticonderoga as a place to make a stand. #history  #adirondacks #upstateny #Vermont
Happy #ManuscriptMonday! Over #FourthOfJuly weekend, Fort Ticonderoga’s programming has explored the year 1777, when American soldiers worked to keep Ticonderoga out of the clutches of General John Burgoyne’s British forces. The struggle for Ticonderoga came to an end in the early morning of July 6; as Burgoyne’s army continued to encircle the Continental positions, American general Arthur St. Clair led an evacuation under cover of darkness. When Burgoyne and his men discovered the American retreat, they rushed toward Fort Ticonderoga. A few units were assigned to stay there and serve as the fort’s garrison, while the rest chased after the Americans, pursuing them south. At some point in the next few days, Burgoyne found time to draft a letter to Great Britain’s prime minister Lord North informing him of the victory. In the draft, MS.7039.1, he begins jubilantly, “I have the honor to congratulate your Lordship upon a very rapid progress of his Majesty’s arms. The Rebels after having expended immense sums & exhausted the labour of whole provinces to fortify Ticonderoga & Mount Independence were dislodged from those parts on the 6th July… without a cannon shot fired on our parts. On that & the two subsequent days a full ascendency of the King’s troops was established by three different actions at distant places”, he continues, likely referring to the naval action near Skenesborough and the Battles of Hubbardton and Fort Anne during the American retreat. Burgoyne suggests a possible reward for his work: “[T]he one gratifying reward would be a confidential leave to return to England”. While Burgoyne’s hopes were high, the good times did not last. Just over four months after writing this letter, Burgoyne was forced to surrender his entire army to the resurgent Americans after the Battles of Saratoga. He got his wish, returning to England after the surrender, but instead of the hero’s arrival he had dreamed of, he returned defeated, both the King’s and his own hopes for the campaign being crushed.
This document can be found on our online database in the link. #TiconderogaCollections #OpeningTheVault https://fortticonderoga.catalogaccess.com/archives/30273