• 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

aerial of Fort Ticonderoga

WE ARE IN WINTER QUARTERS!

Although we are not open for daily programs, November 2022-April 2023, become immersed in special living history events, engaging seminars, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, virtual programming, and hands-on workshops on select days.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will open for Tues-Sun visitation starting May 6, 2023!

Experience Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the American Revolution as British soldiers and their families live in this peacetime fort on the frontier.

Discover what it was like to be a British soldier, soldier’s wife, or child living at Ticonderoga.

See What's Happening at Ticonderoga All Upcoming Events

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Cataloging continues on archaeological finds excavated prior to the building of the Mars Education Center! Jaron from Castleton University will be sharing artifact highlights over the next three months as he focuses specifically on cataloging finds from the Northeast Bastion. Stay tuned! This project was funded by the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation. #archaeology #fortticonderoga #18thcentury #history #museums #museumcollection
Happy National Hot Chocolate Day!

Did you know that, originally this beverage served at breakfast had found its place at every meal by the mid-eighteenth century? And no place is this more true than for soldiers and their families living at posts like Ticonderoga. Especially on snowy winter days like today! 

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There’s still time to register for our lined woolen breeches workshop! 

In this two-day, hands-on workshop, build your own linen-lined woolen breeches. Simultaneously warm and comfortable, lined woolen breeches were a staple in men’s military dress. Choose from a variety of woolen cloth and military styles.

Register before February 1st at link in bio!

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/winter-workshop-series-lined-wool-breeches/
Join Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday, February 18 for a lively living history event recreating the peacetime garrison life for the British soldiers and their families that lived at Fort Ticonderoga in 1774. 
 
Delve into the process of creating healthy essentials such as brewing vitamin-packed spruce beer and boiling soap. Cooking preparations and demonstrations will bring to life the sights and aromas of the meals that soldiers and their families enjoyed together. See carpentry tools in action and discover the ongoing work to maintain and furnish the barracks in 1774. Meet some of the cattle and livestock that Captain William Delaplace and his soldiers kept at peacetime Ticonderoga.
 
Click the link in our bio to view the full schedule! https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/living-history-event-1774-his-majestys-garrison-of-ticonderoga/
Mick and Mack enjoying the fresh blanket of snow!
Happy #ManuscriptMonday & #nationalhandwritingday For the past few weeks we’ve been discussing documents that genealogists use to gain insight into the lives of their ancestors. Today’s document, MS.7099, is an example from another category: a financial record! Sets of financial records, such as a ledger kept by a business or a book of household expenses, provide valuable information both about the person who kept the records and those they interacted with. Patterns of transactions over time—what goods is someone buying? How much, for what price, and how frequently? Who are they making deals with?—can shed light on a person’s career, economic status, and business and social circles. Even a single financial record can offer clues about a life. Fort Ticonderoga’s archives hold the papers of New York loyalist and British army officer Philip Skene, who owned the land of the town of Skenesborough, NY (Whitehall) and developed a settlement there in the 1760s and 1770s. Among Skene’s papers are a group of financial records of transactions between and among him and his Skenesborough tenants. MS.7099 is dated March 22, 1770 and records three transactions: two are promissory notes in which Zaccheus Grainger promises to pay Skene 2 pounds and John Dewey promises to pay Skene 1 pound 12 shillings, and the other is a receipt where John Dewey reports receiving a bay stallion, 76 muskrat skins, and 2 raccoon skins from Skene and promises to pay him. This document establishes the physical locations of Grainger and Dewey, since the document is dated from Skenesborough. It also opens up intriguing possibilities for Dewey’s career and lifestyle. What was he planning to do with 76 muskrat skins? The stallion Dewey bought was worth 20 pounds, much more than the other recorded transactions; was this a typical purchase for him or a significant investment? While these questions can’t be answered from one document alone, records like these are an important piece in the puzzle that genealogists piece together. 

See this document in our online database in the link in bio. #TiconderogaCollections  https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/archive/F5AB7447-CD09-4A74-92D0-577804703250