• 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

2020 Campaign Season

Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience!

Days of operation:

June 30-September 6 9:30am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday

September 9-October 11 9:30am-5pm Wednesday-Sunday

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.

Aerial of Fort Ticonderoga

Spend the Day, Discover the Beauty,
& Experience the History

Buy one day admission, visit the next day free!

Open Rain or Shine

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#FlashbackFriday to a beautiful fall day at Fort Ticonderoga overlooking Lake Champlain!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a French 12 pound cannon! This bronze cannon, named “le Conquerant” (the Conqueror) was cast by Jean-François Bérenger in Douai, France on October 18, 1780. At this time King Louis XVI was the ruling monarch for the country, though his rule was soon cut short by the French Revolution, during which time Louis’ royal coat of arms was chiseled away from the surface of this cannon. This artillery piece continued to see use well through the 19th century until it was captured as a trophy by the Prussians in the Franco-Prussian War. The cannon finally returned to France following the end of World War I. Our artillery collection has been recently added to the online database; more photos and information about this particular cannon can be found in the link in bio above ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museumcollections #artillery #ordnance #cannon #18thcentury #french #france #militaryhistory
Any idea what this week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is? The answer will be revealed tomorrow?
John Brown was born #OTD in 1744 in Haverhill, Massachusetts. After graduating from Yale University in 1771 Brown started practicing law, but soon was quickly swept up in the American Revolution. Brown took part in the 1775 capture of Fort Ticonderoga led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold, and continued to serve as American forces attempted to push into Canada. This advance north would ultimately fail, and Fort Ticonderoga was recaptured by the British in July 1777. The following September, John Brown famously led a raid to try harass the British line of communication to Canada. Although he captured half of the British 53rd Regiment, numerous cannon and boats, and damaged supplies, he could not recapture the fort. This letter written by Jonathan Warner details Brown’s success in this raid, noting that he had captured “18 British Soldiers & Artificers, 6 Women, 9 Tories, [and] 85 Canadians” as well as “3 Batteaus loaded with valuable Plunder”. Brown was killed on his 35th birthday in 1780, in a losing battle against Sir John Johnson’s forces in Stone Arabia, New York. #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #militaryhistory #history #massachusetts #letter #archives #museumcollections #ticonderogacollections
We're celebrating International Archaeology Day with a new From the Ground Up video! Thousands of artifacts were excavated between 1998 and 2006 in preparation for the building of the Mars Education Center, and represent the material lives of the French, British, and American individuals who lived at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century, as well as the many travelers to the grounds in the decades after. These fascinating artifacts are currently being cataloged and photographed by the Collections department with a grant made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services! Check out the video through the link in bio ☝️!#TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #archaeology #artifacts #archeology #materialculture #18thcentury #19thcentury #20thcentury #excavation #iad2020
This year’s Tenth Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” conference goes virtual tomorrow at 10 am and you still have time to register! This online conference is focused on the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries featuring a line-up of speakers.
 
The program will be offered on ZOOM and advance online registration is required. Visit the link in our bio to register today!
 
https://14762a.blackbaudhosting.com/14762a/Virtual-Material-Matters
Tadeusz Kościuszko died #OTD in 1817 in Solothurn, Switzerland. Kosciuszko rose to fame in the American Revolution, where his background in engineering and architecture was put to use by the Continental Army, including an evaluation of Fort Ticonderoga’s defenses in 1777. He would serve through the end of the Revolution, returning to his native Poland in 1784. In the 1790s Kosciuszko once again joined the fight for independence, this time in the service of Poland against the Russian Empire. Despite Kosciuszko’s repeated attempts to preserve Polish independence, they ultimately proved to be in vain, as his country was repeatedly partitioned between the kingdoms of Russia, Austria, and Prussia until it effectively ceased to exist in 1795. Kosciuszko died in exile at the age of 71; his nation would not regain sovereignty until 1918. #TiconderogaCollections#fortticonderoga #museumcollections #museum #painting #18thcentury #19thcentury #militaryhistory #history #Poland #RevolutionaryWar #AmericanRevolution
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a coffeepot! This silver coffeepot was made in the early 19th century by William Ball, a Baltimore silversmith, and is engraved with the monogram of Sarah Channing Gibbs. The pot was passed down to through the Sarah Gibbs’ in the family (a name which was reused generationally) until it came into the possession of Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell, who cofounded the museum at Fort Ticonderoga with her husband, Stephen Pell. This is one of the pieces of family silver which were housed on site at the Pavilion, many of which can be found on our online database! More information about this particular piece can be found through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #18thcentury #19thcentury #museumcollections #decorativearts #coffee #coffeepot #drinks #silver
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Join Fort Ticonderoga this Saturday, October 10th for Family Day!
 
Participate in ongoing programs throughout the day including a 12:30 pm guided hike of the Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail. During the hike alongside an expert historian, explore the vistas and earthen remains of French & Indian War and Revolutionary War battles.
 
Visitors are encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets, as available, can be purchased upon arrival with a credit card. 

Visit the link in our bio to purchase your tickets today! https://14762a.blackbaudhosting.com/14762a/page.aspx?pid=213&tab=2&txobjid=5237f45a-e6e1-43fd-af21-715067a445da
Join us for this year’s Material Matters conference online on Saturday, October 17th, from 10:00am to 12:30pm. 

Delve into the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries with three presentations examining pottery, holsters, and grenadier caps. 
 
Click the link in our bio to register today! https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/virtual-material-matters-its-in-the-details/
This week’s #NameThatTuneTuesday song was the “Taptoo” (Tattoo)! This was the signal for soldiers to return to their barracks or tents and remain there until the “Reveille” was played the next morning. This was also the signal for sutlers, or regimentally licensed merchants, to stop selling beverages and provisions to the soldiers. #Taptoo #Tattoo #LightsOut #FifeandDrum #FortTiconderoga #Tunesday #NameThatTune
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Can you guess this week’s #NameThatTuneTuesday song? The full song will be revealed tomorrow! #Tunesday #NameThatTune #FifeandDrum
Stunning day today! Thank you everyone who attended our annual #HeritageHarvestandHorseFestival! #fall  #FortTiconderoga #adirondacks #history #AmericasMostHistoricLandscape #livinghistory #cannondemonstrations #ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga's Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival is tomorrow! Join us as we welcome fall with engaging demonstrations, a farmer's market, "localvore" food, and so much more! The event takes place in the picturesque King's Garden!