• 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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& Experience the History

Buy one day admission, visit the next day free!

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During the November 6th living history event, explore how British soldiers and loyalists prepared for one last campaign launched from Ticonderoga in the fall of 1781. How long will they stay at Ticonderoga? Will they move further into New York or retreat north?

The full event schedule can be found by clicking the link in our bio!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a lorgnette! This style of spectacles is designed to be held up to the eyes by hand rather than worn around the ears. The gold-plated lorgnette seen here is hinged at the center, and can be folded for portability. Although the style does not date to the period of the Revolution, this pair was donated to the museum in the early 20th century with an attribution to Philip Schuyler, who famously served in the American Revolution as a commander of the Continental Army’s Northern Department and as a member of the Continental Congress. More images of this object can be found on our online database through the link in bio ☝️! What do you think? #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollections #fort 18thcentury #19thcentury #history 

https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/2A337FFB-32EC-4CB9-A900-868094208280
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is –possibly—a cantle! A cantle is the closing mechanism for a sporran, a small bag typically worn in conjunction with a Scottish plaid or kilt. This partial brass example, with simple stamped decoration, and a steel spring, was reputedly found on the French Lines at Fort Ticonderoga. Famously the 42nd (Highland) Regiment of Foot suffered devastating casualties assaulting these positions during in the 1758 Battle of Carillon, in which outnumbered French forces under the Marquis de Montcalm successfully repelled the British under General James Abercromby. The regiment returned to Ticonderoga during the siege of 1759, along with the 77th Regiment of Foot, Montgomery’s Highlanders. While the cantle is original, the leather bag it is attached to is a conjectural  20th century reproduction. Could this have been worn by a member of one of these Highland regiments? More images of this object can be found on our online collections database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #18thcentury #18thcenturyfashion #scotland #blackwatch #museum #museumcollection #archaeology #archeology 

https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/39FD2834-2966-46D8-82FF-699955338150
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday object is a striker! Also known as a firesteel, these tools were struck against a piece of flint in order to generate sparks on flammable material, thereby creating fire. This striker has an attached leather pouch that would contain pieces of flint or tinder. This object and many more can be found on our online collections database through the link in bio ☝️! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #museumcollection #fire #steel #18thcentury 

https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/webobject/4CA495BC-8834-422E-948F-019597710881
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!
Join Fort Ticonderoga from the comfort of your home October 15-17, 2021 as we commemorate 200 years of historic preservation on the Ticonderoga peninsula with a special conference Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place. There is still time to register! 

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This week’s #WhatIsItWednesday detail comes from a bayonet! Socket bayonets, like the one seen here, were an innovation in military technology that supplanted the earlier plug bayonets in the early 18th century. Unlike the plug bayonets, which were inserted directly into the barrel, socket bayonets were mounted on the outside of the barrel, allowing the user to fire and load their musket while the bayonet was attached. This particular object incorporates a locking ring on the rear of the socket, an innovation introduced in France by the late 1760s that prevented the bayonet from becoming easily detached from the muzzle. The entirety of our bayonet collection has recently been photographed and cataloged, and will be added to our searchable online database in the future! #TiconderogaCollections #fortticonderoga #ticonderoga #museum #fort #museumcollection #18thcentury #catalog #photography #photo
Any idea what this week's #WhatIsItWednesday object might be? The answer will be revealed tomorrow!