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Every day is a special event at Fort Ticonderoga. Join us for exciting programs daily including tours, musket demonstrations, gallery talks, garden programs, family tours, and more!

Beginning June 30, 2020, Fort Ticonderoga will be open from 9:30 am-5 pm, Tuesday – Sunday through October 31, 2020.  All tickets must be purchased in advance.  Visitors are required to wear face coverings and adhere to physical distancing as well as all applicable New York State and CDC requirements. At this time, no indoor spaces are open to the public. Check back frequently for updates on our schedule and offerings.

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August 2020

Daily Programs & Outdoor Exploration

Saturday, August 8, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

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aerial view of fort ticonderoga. Photo credit Carl Heilman II

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 American Revolution. Be sure to: Explore the beautiful gardens Take a hike on the historic Carillon Battlefield hiking trail  Ascend to Mount Defiance for a…

Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!

Saturday, August 8, 2020 @ 10:00am5:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 23, 2020

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graphic of heroic corn maze 2020 design

Share time with family and friends while exploring this unique six-acre corn maze located on the shores of Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Find clues connected to our story as you make your way through the maze! The maze, featuring a design inspired by Fort Ticonderoga’s British history, is divided into two phases, giving guests the chance to…

Virtual Ticonderoga’s Treasures: Flat Textiles

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:10pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Free
blanket

Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Facebook Live to explore the significant and somewhat unassuming collection of two-dimensional textiles in the museum's collection. From flags to blankets, there is more than meets the eye with these incredible survivals.

Virtual Program: 1756 Royal Artillery Carbine

Saturday, August 15, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:15pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Free
Royal Artillerymen

Join Fort Ticonderoga on Facebook at 1pm to discover the details of the 1756 Royal Artillery Carbine within the Fort Ticonderoga Collections. See how this original piece informs our portrayal of Royal Artillerymen in 1774.

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
$10

The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. On August 16, 1777, General John Stark and a collection of New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York militia won a crucial battle near Bennington, Vermont.  By depriving British General John Burgoyne's badly needed provisions and revitalizing the American cause, Bennington set the stage for the decisive Battle of Saratoga. Michael P. Gabriel, the Chair of the Department of History at Kutztown University, has…

Virtual Gardener Growth: Fall Vegetables

Sunday, August 16, 2020 @ 4:00pm4:15pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Free
fall gardening

It is not too late to plant! Many vegetables thrive in the cool weather that we welcome in the fall. Join Fort Ticonderoga on Facebook Live at 4pm in the King's Garden as we plant our fall vegetables to keep our gardens productive right up to winter!

Virtual Ticonderoga’s Treasures: Archaeological Buttons

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:15pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Free
buttons

Over 40,000 soldiers and civilians crossed the Ticonderoga peninsula during the 18th century, each wearing dozens of buttons on their clothing. It's nothing really surprising that over 2,000 buttons have been recovered from the ruins. These are buttons that tell us not just who was here, but the incredible complexity and extent of 18th-century trade and military institutions. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Facebook Live at 1pm to explore buttons among the Fort Ticonderoga Collection.

Virtual Tips from the Tailoring Trade

Saturday, August 22, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:20pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Free
lined breeches

Join Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor Gibb Zea on Facebook at 1pm for an instructional video on the lining of British regimental breeches. Discover how this extra detail makes breeches construction more efficient.

Virtual Ticonderoga’s Treasures: Canteens

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:10pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Free
brown canteen

Water bottles, canteens, flasks, all different terms used for the vessels used by soldiers to carry fluids in the 18th and 19th centuries. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Facebook Live at 1pm to explore examples of these artifacts dating from the French & Indian War to the War of 1812.

Virtual Program: From the Ground Up: Pipe Stems

Thursday, August 27, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:30pm
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Free
from the ground up logo

Join Margaret Staudter Fort Ticonderoga Registrar & Site Archaeologist in this new video series looking at the Fort Ticonderoga archaeological collection. In this first episode, join on YouTube as she explores a series of pipe stems found on the grounds during the 20th-century restoration at Fort Ticonderoga.