• 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.

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    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

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    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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  • Gossip Tour

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    Specialty Tour: The Gossip Tour of Fort Ticonderoga

    Go beyond the battles to get the untold, adults-only story of life at Ticonderoga. Between the battles and wars, the men and women stationed at Ticonderoga between 1755-1781 endured scandals, hijinks, and above all…DRAMA! From unsolved crimes to stolen wives, join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for a walking tour of this salacious history.  […]

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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a shoe buckle! Shoe buckles came into fashion in the mid 17th century and fell out of fashion by the end of the 18th century. Buckles could be made out of many different metals, ranging from the expensive silver to brass, copper, pewter and iron at the cheaper end. Because shoe buckles were purchased separate from the shoe itself, many people likely owned multiple pairs of buckles that they could swap out for special occasions, work, or fashion trends. This buckle was cast, or molded, which means a mold with all of the decoration was created and molten metal was poured in to create the final product. In 1778 a machine that could stamp buckles out, rather than molding them, was invented and quickly increased the speed that shoe buckles could be made. In Birmingham, England, which was the center of shoe buckle production, over 2.5 million pairs of shoe buckles were made every year in the 1780s! Shoe buckles would have been a very common sight here at Fort Ticonderoga, worn by soldiers and civilians, men and women alike. #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #archaeology #archeology #artifact #fashion #shoe #buckle #history #museum #museumcollection
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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a French butcher knife, also known as a boucheron! The 1757 King’s Storehouses Inventory taken by French soldiers at Fort Ticonderoga (then known as Carillon) records “cinquante-cinq douzaines de couteaux boucheron,” or fifty-five dozen butcher knives. A butcher knife like this one would have been issued to French soldiers and used in all sorts of culinary contexts, such as cutting meat. This object was found during excavation work for the Mars Education Center, and was catalogued as part of the work done by the Edward W. Pell Graduate Fellows working at Fort Ticonderoga this summer. Fort Ticonderoga also has another similar knife with its original wooden handle.  #TiconderogaCollections #ewpfellows #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #archaeology #archeology #artifact #18thcentury #french #food #history #militaryhistory
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Check out the NEW exclusive opportunities to experience epic history and incredible natural beauty at Fort Ticonderoga!

Special programs provide guests an opportunity to enrich their Fort Ticonderoga experience, focusing on unique parts of history, led by our staff of knowledgeable and engaging historians.

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Welcome to another #CollectionsConnections with Edward W. Pell Fellows Alex and Sam highlighting how an archaeological collection can tell us about much more than just history! Pottery can tell us a lot about the trade of goods from Europe to America in the 18th century, including where it was made and how it would have been used here. This ceramic plate fragment is an example of tin-glazed earthenware, known in France as faience and in England as delftware, which was extremely popular in the 18th century. This fragment is decorated in the style of Rouen, a city in Northern France, that was known for its faience production in the 18th century. To identify a fragment of pottery, we start by looking at a couple of basic characteristics, like the color of the glaze, any glazed decoration, and the shape of the fragment. The white glaze on this fragment, combined with the blue and black geometric decoration, tells us that this is Rouen style pottery. The overall flat shape of the fragment tells us that this is most likely part of a plate. To confirm these findings, we often try to compare contemporary artifacts from other 18th century sites in North America, such as the faience from the Place Royale in Quebec City, Quebec. #TicondeorgaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #archaeology #archeology #excavation #ceramic #pottery #french #faience #18thcentury