• 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. 

MAY 25-26: Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration

Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives to their country during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it prepared to defend liberty at Ticonderoga through living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend, May 25-26, 2024.

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  • June

    8

    Annual Spring King’s Garden Plant Sale

    As part of National Garden Week June 2-8, and back by popular demand, mark your calendars for the return of the King’s Garden Plant Sale on June 8 from 10am-4pm! Help Fort Ticonderoga with the historic garden’s stewardship and take home your living legacy from the walled King’s Garden. Visitors have the option to purchase […]

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  • June

    9

    Virtual Author Series featuring Theodore Corbett

    The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Colonial and Revolutionary War history. Another revolution existed in the late 18th-century world, not the familiar movement for independence of the United States or even the French Revolution, but rather the effort for freedom from slavery, opposed by most in the thirteen British colonies […]

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  • June

    15

    Living History Event: Scots Day

    This family-favorite cultural event explores Scottish clan tents to learn more about their rich ancestry and culture. Merchants selling kilts, crafts, and other gifts will join Scottish organizations from across the East Coast to greet visitors with information on all aspects of their rich heritage. Inside Fort Ticonderoga, discover the heroic stories of Scottish soldiers […]

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  • June

    21

    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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  • June

    25

    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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  • June

    28

    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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  • June

    28

    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

    2

    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

    2

    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

    3

    Drinks and Drama

    Learn what the founding fathers were doing when nobody was looking. Between the battles, the men and women stationed at Ticonderoga from 1755 to 1781 endured scandals, hijinks, and above all…drama! Join Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator for a different look, and taste, of the past. Tawdry and tantalizing historical tidbits from Ticonderoga’s past will be paired […]

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  • July

    4–7

    Independence Day Weekend 1777

    Celebrate freedom by exploring the year 1777 when America was consumed in the labor of liberty. Participate in the fight for freedom when the Northern Department of the Continental Army fought to keep the great fortress of Ticonderoga from falling into British control. Take the experience onto the water aboard the recreated 1920s tour boat […]

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  • July

    4

    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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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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Let's take a moment of silence. #MemorialDay #fortticonderoga
Happy #ManuscriptMonday! This #MemorialDay, we honor those who gave their lives while serving in the American military. Those who choose to join the military have always taken on great risk; they have decided, each for their own reasons, that serving is worth the risk. Today’s document, MS.2092, reminds us of the risks of serving in the Revolutionary War and the prices that some paid. MS.2092 is a set of orders from the New Hampshire Committee of Safety dated January 21, 1777 and addressed to muster master Otis Baker. The orders direct Baker to muster four companies of the Continental Army’s 2nd New Hampshire Regiment, led by Captains John Drew, Frederick Mordaunt Bell, James Carr, and Benjamin Titcomb. The captains of these companies would march to Fort Ticonderoga in the spring of 1777; their service in the subsequent Saratoga Campaign would exact different prices from each of them. John Drew survived the campaign unscathed and continued in the army until mid-1778. James Carr was captured at the Battle of Hubbardton after the American evacuation of Fort Ticonderoga. He was later exchanged after an imprisonment of unknown length and returned to the army. Benjamin Titcomb avoided capture at Hubbardton but was wounded in the arm. He recovered enough to continue with his army career, but would never have full use of his wounded arm again. Frederick Mordaunt Bell paid the highest price at the September Battle of Freeman’s Farm. While American perseverance at Freeman’s Farm and the next month at Bemis Heights would force the British to surrender and turn the tide of the war, Bell would not live to see it. He was severely wounded at Freeman’s Farm, lingering for several weeks before dying on October 9, 1777. Bell and each of the other officers mustered in early 1777 knew that death, disability, and imprisonment were possible outcomes. Each of them chose to serve anyway. Today we celebrate Bell and the many others who have made sacrifices for a cause greater than themselves.
This document can be found on our online database in the link below. #TiconderogaCollections #OpeningTheVault #AmericanRevolution https://fortticonderoga.catalogaccess.com/archives/30096
Memorial Day provided Americans a national way to grieve in the wake of the catastrophe of the American Civil War. This day of reflection started many years ago and now allows Americans to remember all those whose lives have been lost in the service of the United States.

Ticonderoga was central to the struggle to make the United States an independent nation, and we reflect daily on the lives lost during the capture and defense of Ticonderoga during America’s war for independence. Those individuals died in the service of a new idea for a nation, which continues to provide inspiration to this day within America and beyond. Our memory does not stop there...

Americans have served and died, at Ticonderoga far beyond the Revolution, as part of Britain’s empire as it sought control of North America. These conflicts often brought people from across America to Ticonderoga. The soldiers from America who died here defending the British Empire in the 1750s, as well as those that later died defying British rule, joined men and women from France, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Great Britain, and dozens of First Nations from across North America whose lives were also lost serving their nations.

Today, Fort Ticonderoga is grateful to be able to welcome visitors from across America, and beyond, to explore our history, and reflect on the lives touched by this place. We are proud to continue to provide a place of engagement, education, and reflection to find meaning for our nation and ourselves.
The next Fort Ticonderoga Author Series program on Sunday, June 9th at 2pm ET, features Theodore Corbett, author of "The Promise of Freedom for Slaves Escaping in British Ships: The Emancipation Revolution, 1740-1807." Free for members.  Register here: 

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/virtual-author-series-featuring-theodore-corbett/ 

#AuthorSeries #CenterforDigitalHistory #FortTiconderoga #Ticonderoga
General Frederick Haldimand wrote to Captain William Delaplace at Fort Ticonderoga #OTD in 1774 instructing him to cease moving any ordnance or other supplies from Crown Point to Ticonderoga until further orders. After Captain-Lieutenant John Montresor’s visit to survey Crown Point and Ticonderoga, he wanted to hold off moving bulky stores until a final decision was made on which fortification would be restored. 

Haldimand also instructed officers at Ticonderoga to direct their future correspondence to the returning Command in Chief, General Thomas Gage, who would remain in Boston until “there is a Restoration of good order and a proper Respect paid to the Laws of the British Legislature.”

#REALTIMEREVOLUTION 
#America250 
#fortticonderoga
As part of our Memorial Day commemoration this weekend May 25-26, Fort Ticonderoga will offer two special memorial services on Sunday:

At 11am, join the procession of a Continental Army soldier’s funeral and see him laid to his final resting place. Pay respect to the numerous soldiers who did not receive a proper burial at Ticonderoga in 1777 and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice they made to secure our liberty today. 

At 12pm atop Mount Defiance (at 72 Defiance Street), join Fort Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga American Legion as we renew our American flag on Mount Defiance, as a salute to all those who have fallen in the service of this nation. From this breathtaking vista, remember their sacrifice with a 21-gun salute. 

Please note, these two special services are only taking place on Sunday, May 26th. Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance are not open on Monday, May 27. To view the full weekend schedule, visit https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/memorial-day-weekend-commemoration-2/ 

#MemorialDayWeekend #WeRemember
Mortise and tenon is a tried and true method of joining wood but that doesn't make it easy. We're expecting to raise the frame for the latest of our soldier's huts this Saturday 5/25 at 2:30pm as part of our Memorial Day programming. #carpentry #livinghistory #memorialdayweekend #timberframing
Fort Ticonderoga has recently announced several important preservation projects underway. These projects, totaling more than $2 million, are in the spotlight this May, which is dedicated to #NationalPreservationMonth and celebrates the nation's heritage through historic places.

Today, we are highlighting the Thompson-Pell Research Center. The Thompson-Pell Research Center serves as the museum's research facility and collections storage. Thanks to a recent grant award, Fort Ticonderoga will be able to install an upgraded HVAC system. The newly installed system will ensure the appropriate climate control needed to preserve the hundreds of thousands of objects in our collections held within the building including textiles, documents, weapons, art, archaeological items, and more! This project is made possible in part by a grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conversation Smart Growth Grant.

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/news/fort-ticonderoga-highlights-recent-important-preservation-projects-during-national-preservation-month/

#PreservationIsAlways #PreservationMonth #PreservationMatters
This weekend May 25-26, Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the American Revolution.

Join a hive of activity as citizens-turned-soldiers reinforced extensive lines of defenses across the Ticonderoga peninsula and beyond to prepare for a renewed British invasion. 

Throughout the weekend, witness the labor of liberty as Fort Ticonderoga staff portraying Continental Army soldiers bring to life this defining story through military drill, weapon demonstrations, historic trades, hauling timber with oxen and raising huts for shelter. Enjoy narrated boat cruises on Lake Champlain, guided tours within the fort and museum exhibition spaces, ongoing historic trade programs, thrilling weapons demonstrations, fife and drum performances, and more! 

General admission tickets are valid for two consecutive days! https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/memorial-day-weekend-commemoration-2/

#MemorialDayWeekend #FortTiconderoga #LifeLongLearning