Fort Ticonderoga & Mount Defiance are open Tuesday-Sunday May 7-October 29, 2023! Gates open at 10 am and close at 5 pm (last entry is 4:30 pm).
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The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Join author Claire Bellerjeau for a talk about her book Espionage and Enslavement in the Revolution: The True Story of Robert Townsend and Elizabeth. Bellerjeau will discuss her discovery of a new founding figure named Elizabeth, or Liss, enslaved by the Townsend family of New York, […]
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. Bring your family along to experience this exciting living history event during Fort Ticonderoga’s […]
The Fort Ticonderoga Fort Fever Series features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who share their latest research and cutting-edge discoveries. For Black History Month this talk will explore the role of men of African descent in the military experience of the 18th century through the objects they made and used. Race is rarely coded […]
The Ticonderoga Ball takes place at 7pm ET on March 3rd and is our most important annual fundraising event and provides vital funding to support our museum's operations, the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga's 2000-acre historic site, nationally recognized educational programming, and award-winning exhibits. The evening will feature highlights from our museum and educational initiatives, exclusive behind-the-scenes […]
National History Day encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects […]
In March 1777, American soldiers at Ticonderoga raced against time to prepare for the next British attack on Lake Champlain. On land and ice, soldiers labored to build a strong bridge across Lake Champlain, connecting both halves of the camp and blocking the big boats of the Royal Navy. During this event, discover this difficult […]
The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Join author David O. Stewart as he talks about his award-winning book George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father. Stewart explores the political education that made Washington a master politician—and America's most essential leader. From Virginia's House of Burgesses, where Washington learned the […]
The Fort Ticonderoga Fort Fever Series features presentations by Fort Ticonderoga staff. Join Fort Ticonderoga Collections Manager Tabitha Hubbard as she highlights the incredible work being undertaken by museum staff to document, preserve, and make accessible Ticonderoga’s world-class archival collection. Fort Ticonderoga is currently cataloging, inventorying, and rehousing the museum’s manuscript collections. Along the way, […]
In this two-day, hands-on workshop, build your own woolen waistcoat. Wool waistcoats or jackets were comfortable, fashionable, and often layered for warmth. Novices and experienced tailors alike can learn a variety of tailoring techniques as you build and fit the pieces of your waistcoat. Choose from a variety of woolen cloth and military or civilian […]
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Eleventh Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium on Saturday, April 1, 2023. This program features practical strategies for expanding and improving your garden and landscape. We invite you to join us, whether you are an experienced gardener or you are just getting started, for helpful insights from garden […]
The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Most histories of the American War of Independence discuss what are usually regarded as the two major campaigns in 1777. Either they describe the invasion from Canada led by General John Burgoyne which resulted in his subsequent defeat and the surrender of his […]