Accessibility & Sensory Visitor Guide

Everyone is Welcome at Fort Ticonderoga.

We seek to ensure that our experiences, facilities, exhibits, and services are accessible to all individuals. This Accessibility & Sensory Visitor Guide provides information on environmental, tactile, visual, and auditory conditions and opportunities to plan and enhance your experience here.

We are continually striving to improve the experience for all of our visitors. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of Fort Ticonderoga or this site, we invite you to contact us at (518) 585-2821.

TRANSPORT & MOBILITY

  1. No shuttle services available.
  2. Driving is recommended to travel between different areas.
  3. Not every area is wheelchair accessible.
  4. Roads are a combination of paved and gravel. Most footpaths are dirt or gravel.
  5. Two parking lots are available.

PLANNING YOUR VISIT

  1. Open for visitation Tuesday – Sunday from May – October.
  2. July to September is the peak season and crowds may be expected during this time.
  3. Outdoor spaces can experience a wide range of climatic conditions based on the season, please consult local weather forecasts when planning your visit.
  4. Those with severe pollen reactions or bee allergies are advised to carry relevant medications.
  5. Dogs on-leashes are allowed at areas across the site except for building interiors and the King’s Garden. (Exceptions are made for service dogs)

AMENITIES & FACILITIES

  1. Campus-wide WiFi is available. Signal Strength may vary depending on location.
  2. Visitors may encounter limited cell reception, but it has been observed that AT&T and Verizon networks work better.
  3. Wheelchairs can be borrowed from the Log House Welcome Center with limited availability
  4. American Sign Language (ASL) guides are not currently available.

Quick Select an Area

The King's Garden & Pavilion

Parking Lot (King's Garden)

One of two main parking lots, providing access to the Garden, Pavilion, and Corn Maze areas. Large and open outdoor space with dirt and gravel surface and four designated accessible parking spaces.

Low Crowd Levels

Natural Bright Light

Low Smell

Loud

Bugs May Be Present

Accessible Parking

Gravel

Dirt - Flat

Limited WiFi

Cell Service

The King's Garden & Pavilion

Boathouse

An open barn-like structure with dirt floors where boat making and maritime trades occur.

Low Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Bugs May Be Present

Wheelchair Accessible

Dirt - Flat

Limited WiFi

Cell Service

The King's Garden & Pavilion

Carillon Boat

Sixty Foot long cruise boat, with accommodations for up to 49 passengers, offering daily cruises, with restroom and limited food and full beverage service. Tickets required.

High Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Loud

Wheelchair Not Accessible

Non Accessible Restroom

Dogs Not Allowed

Limited WiFi

Cell Service

Life Jacket

Dining / Food

Alcohol

The King's Garden & Pavilion

Pavilion

Restored Pell family country home, housing administrative offices, and available for rental. Ticketed specialty tours available seasonally.

Low Crowd Levels

Artificial Bright Light

Quiet

Wheelchair Accessible

WiFi

Cell Service

The King's Garden & Pavilion

The King's Garden

An open 6-acre area encompassing a range of gardens, including the historic walled garden with irregular brick paths and grassy areas, as well as many additional garden plots for flowers, produce, and a children’s garden with dirt and grass paths. Also includes a greenhouse and outbuildings and a paddock which sometimes contains farm animals as well as the Pell family cemetery. Picnic area and portable toilet available as well as a vending machine for bottled water.

Low Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Bugs May Be Present

Accessible Restroom

Paved

Dirt - Bumpy

Grass

Brick - Bumpy

WiFi

Cell Service

Picnic Table

Vending Machine

Carillon Battlefield

Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail

A 1.7 mile (loop) primitive hiking/walking trail through the Carillon Battlefield and French lines. This includes open and wooded areas and crosses uneven and irregular terrain. Trail partially follows the paved exit road.

*Limited cellular service and connectivity
*Hiking trail not for motor vehicles
*In the event of an emergency on the trail, please call 518-585-2821 (Office, Mon-Fri) or 518-585-2650 (Guest Services, Sat-Sun). If a 911 call is placed by someone in your party, please call one of the above numbers so a Fort Ticonderoga staff member can assist emergency vehicles.

Low Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Quiet

Bugs May Be Present

Wheelchair Not Accessible

Paved

Dirt - Bumpy

Grass

Limited WiFi

Limited Cell Service

Fort Ticonderoga

Demonstration Area

Open space just outside of Fort Ticonderoga walls with grass and gravel surfaces where Musket and Cannon firing demonstrations take place. Open air kitchen area where soldiers cook dinner and family programming tent seasonally located here.

*Musket and Cannon firing demonstrations are loud and will produce strong smells and smoke.

High Crowd Levels

Restricted

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Bugs May Be Present

Wheelchair Accessible

Gravel

Grass

WiFi

Cell Service

Fort Ticonderoga

Mars Education Center

Multi-story, air-conditioned building housing orientation film, exhibits, restrooms, and elevator to access all stories and fort walls.

High Crowd Levels

Restricted

Artificial Bright Light

Low Smell

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Restroom

Dogs Not Allowed

WiFi

Cell Service

Information

Exhibits

Seating

Water Fountain

Fort Ticonderoga

Soldiers' Barracks

Three-story building housing exhibits and recreated historical spaces.

*The second floor is accessible from the fort walls via the elevator in the Mars Education Center

High Crowd Levels

Restricted

Artificial Dim Light

Low Smell

Loud

Wheelchair Accessible

Dogs Not Allowed

Limited WiFi

Cell Service

Exhibits

Seating

Fort Ticonderoga

Officers' Barracks

Houses recreated historical spaces on the ground floor and tailoring space on the second floor.

*The tailoring space is located on the second floor, and can be viewed through the window on the walls.

High Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Dim Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Wheelchair Accessible

Dogs Not Allowed

Limited WiFi

Cell Service

Fort Ticonderoga

Parking Lot (Fort Ticonderoga)

The site’s primary parking lot with six designated accessible parking spaces. Large and open outdoor space with varying surfaces, including dirt, grass, and stone.

High Crowd Levels

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Bugs May Be Present

Accessible Parking

Gravel

Dirt - Flat

Grass

WiFi

Cell Service

Heroic Corn Maze

Heroic Cornmaze

A 6 acre corn maze with 5’5″-5’10” tall corn stalks. The maze itself is redesigned each year.

High Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Bugs May Be Present

Wheelchair Not Accessible

Accessible Restroom

Dirt - Bumpy

Limited WiFi

Cell Service

Fort Ticonderoga

Parade Ground

Large open area in the center of Fort Ticonderoga, faced by Barracks on three sides, gravel and dirt surface with some grass. Starting point for some daily programs.

High Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Bugs May Be Present

Wheelchair Accessible

Dirt - Bumpy

WiFi

Cell Service

Seating

Fort Ticonderoga

Log House Welcome Center

Historic early-20th century log structure housing the museum store, America’s Fort Cafe, guest services desk, and restrooms. Wheelchairs available here.

High Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Artificial Bright Light

Low Smell

Loud

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Restroom

Dogs Not Allowed

WiFi

Cell Service

Information

Wheelchair Available

Gift

Bug Repellent

Seating

Picnic Table

Water Fountain

Dining / Food

Vending Machine

Fort Ticonderoga

America's Fort Cafe

Restaurant with seated dining area and counter service serving hot food, sandwiches, soft drinks, and beer and wine. Located inside the Log House Welcome Center.

High Crowd Levels

No Restrictions

Natural Bright Light

Strong Smell

Loud

Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Restroom

Dogs Not Allowed

WiFi

Cell Service

Dining / Food

Alcohol