• 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.

Aerial of Fort Ticonderoga

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  • aerial view of fort ticonderoga. Photo credit Carl Heilman II

    May

    15

    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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  • Aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga

    May

    20

    Virtual History Conference for Educators

    This annual conference for educators takes place online this year and examines the role of the militia in Early America (from colonization through the Early Republic era). Content experts, museum staff, and classroom educators discuss the militia and model strategies for using documents with students. Conference Schedule (subject to change)  3:30pm  — Welcome—Fort Ticonderoga staff […]

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  • War College Seminar logo image

    May

    21–23

    Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

    Fort Ticonderoga presents the Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War virtually online over three days, Friday-Sunday, May 21-23, 2021. Since its beginning in 1996, the War College has become a top venue for historians on subjects related to the Seven Years’ War in North America and beyond, drawing speakers and participants from […]

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The detail for this week’s #WhatIsItWednesday comes from a drum! Most likely dating to after the American Revolution, this snare drum is painted olive green and decorated with a depiction of an eagle and stars below a banner which reads “Sons of Liberty”, a reference to the famed group of activists that protested against British-imposed measures in Colonial America through actions such as the Boston Tea Party. The design of the eagle itself, shielded and clutching arrows and a flag in its talons, is a variation on the Great Seal of the United States, a symbol which was not adopted until 1782. This object is currently on display in our Mars Education Center for the new exhibit “A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, and State”, and can also be found on our online database through the link in bio⬆️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #19thcentury #history #museum #museumcollection #drum #music #militia #eagle
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Experience America’s First Victory of the Revolution this weekend during Fort Ticonderoga's 2-day “No Quarter” living history event!

Each day explores different perspectives for a different experience!

On Saturday, step into the British-held fort to become immersed in the daily life of British soldiers and their families.

On Sunday, step into the American-held fort and watch as the rest of the Green Mountain Boys arrive by bateau after the capture.

Guided tours, weapons demonstrations, soldiers' life programs, living history vignettes, and other great programs each day bring all of this excitement to life!

For the full weekend schedule, visit the link in our bio  https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/living-history-no-quarter/2021-05-08/

And remember, tickets are buy one day, visit the next day FREE!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a painting! Titled “Capture of Fort Ticonderoga” and attributed to Alonzo Chappel, this mid-19th century painting depicts a dramatized view of the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. Ethan Allen is seen on the left (anachronistically wearing a Continental uniform), demanding the surrender of the Fort from Captain William Delaplace, seen on the right in his nightclothes with his wife. Despite the many historical inaccuracies of this work, it was widely reproduced in engravings and book illustrations in the 19th and 20th centuries, shaping public perception of the Fort’s capture. More images and information on this painting can be found through the link in bio ⬆️#Ticonderogacollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #19thcentury #18thcentury #history #painting #museum #museumcollection #militaryhistory #ethanallen #benedictarnold #americanrevolution #revolutionarywar #fort #noquarter
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a pistol! This Scottish highland pistol belonged to a member of the 42nd Regiment of Foot, also known as the Royal Highland Regiment, as evidenced by the engraving of “RHR” on the top of the barrel. Commonly known as the Black Watch, this unit famously served in the failed British attack on Fort Carillon in 1758, and suffered devastating losses as a result, though this pistol postdates the battle. This object, as well as other firearms and swords, have recently been photographed, and can be seen both in our online database in the link in bio ⬆️ and on exhibit in “Beyond Bullets and Blades” located in the South Barracks, which will be opening this Saturday! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #history #museum #museumcollection #scotland #highlands #blackwatch #42ndroyalhighland #militaryhistory #pistol #steel #frenchandindianwar #highlander #scottish