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June 2021

Daily Programs & Outdoor Exploration

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until October 31, 2021

Fort Ticonderoga
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…

Carillon Boat Cruises

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 @ 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 15, 2021

Carillon Boat Dock
Carillon boat tour

Enjoy the sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 75-minute narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon. Let our friendly and experienced staff be your guide to Lake Champlain’s centuries of stirring maritime heritage with panoramic vistas around you and a sonar view of shipwrecks below. Embark on this unforgettable experience for visitors of all ages! A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks are available onboard. A restroom is available. Availability: May 28-October 16,…

Specialty Tour: Cannon and Coffee

Friday, June 25, 2021 @ 8:00am9:30am
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One event on July 16, 2021 at 8:00am

One event on August 6, 2021 at 8:00am

Fort Ticonderoga
$35
cannons and coffee

Explore Fort Ticonderoga's world-class collection of 18th-century artillery from a whole new perspective and be the first to enter Fort Ticonderoga with this special early bird program. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for a special tour across the guns of Ticonderoga and learn the surprising histories of the museum's artillery collection, spanning the Atlantic Ocean from the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions all the way to the Spanish American War and World War One. Learn how historians can…

Specialty Tour: The Gossip Tour of Fort Ticonderoga

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 @ 6:30pm8:00pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2021

Log House Welcome Center
Gossip Tour

Go beyond the battles to get the untold, adults-only story of life at Ticonderoga. Between the battles and wars, the men and women stationed at Ticonderoga between 1755-1781 endured scandals, hijinks, and above all...DRAMA! From unsolved crimes to stolen wives, join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for a walking tour of this salacious history.  This tour involves stairs and moderate walking around Fort Ticonderoga and is not for young audiences.

July 2021

Independence Day Weekend 1776

Saturday, July 3, 2021 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until July 4, 2021

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until July 5, 2021

Fort Ticonderoga
soldiers shooting cannon

Celebrate Independence by exploring one of the greatest triumphs of 1776! All weekend, meet the soldiers of the Northern Continental Army and their labor for liberty at Ticonderoga in 1776.  See craftsmen in action busily working to resupply soldiers with clothing, shoes, and equipment. Watch as these soldiers work to prepare themselves, cannons, and ammunition, ready to stop an invasion by the British Army and its naval fleet on Lake Champlain.

Specialty Tour: Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain

Saturday, July 3, 2021 @ 6:30pm7:45pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Saturday, repeating until July 3, 2021

One event on July 10, 2021 at 6:00pm

One event on July 17, 2021 at 6:00pm

One event on July 24, 2021 at 6:00pm

One event on July 31, 2021 at 6:00pm

One event on August 6, 2021 at 6:30pm

One event on August 14, 2021 at 6:30pm

One event on August 21, 2021 at 6:00pm

One event on August 28, 2021 at 6:00pm

Carillon Boat Dock
$35
Carillon boat dock

Enjoy a relaxing summer evening aboard the Carillon tour boat and revel in the region’s scenic beauty. Toast to the King's health with a complimentary cocktail of soldiers' rum punch as you discover Ticonderoga's rich maritime history. Let stories of armed schooners to Prohibition-era rum runners fire your imagination during your trip on Lake Champlain in this 1920s-style vessel. A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and signature cocktails, featuring Stonecutters Spirits are available for purchase!

Specialty Tour: Beneath Fortress Walls

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 @ 6:30pm8:00pm
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One event on July 21, 2021 at 6:30pm

One event on August 4, 2021 at 6:30pm

Fort Ticonderoga
$35
beneath fortress walls tour

Learn the history of the building and re-building of Fort Ticonderoga on a guided tour beneath the fort walls with Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle. Explore around, on top, and inside of the fort to find out all of the secrets including areas that are off-limits to the general public. Over 250 years ago, French soldiers dug, chiseled, and blasted their way into the very rock of the Ticonderoga peninsula to create a fortress to defend New France. Since…

Battle of Carillon Commemoration

Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 9:30am5:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
soldiers at cairn

Stand on the very ground where the epic Battle of Carillon took place on July 8, 1758. Join the Fifes & Drums of Fort Ticonderoga to lay wreaths and remember those who fell in the climactic 1758 Battle of Carillon. Feel the power of the site and remember the day-long battle where the British had suffered casualties of nearly 2,000 men killed and wounded. The Battle of Carillon would prove to be France's greatest victory of the French & Indian…

Specialty Tour: Ticonderoga Guns by Night

Thursday, July 8, 2021 @ 8:00pm9:30pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating until August 26, 2021

Log House Welcome Center
Soldiers shooting guns during Guns by Night special tour

The flash of musketry and the roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower! Prepare to be blown away by a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons during this 90-minute tour that you will not see anywhere else! Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannon that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga that influenced and shaped the importance of this strategic citadel. Learn how these great guns were used…

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, July 18, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
ZOOM
$10
book cover

The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.  Occupied America recounts how, in the midst of British military occupation, men and women from a variety of backgrounds navigated harsh conditions, mitigated threats to their families and livelihoods, took advantage of new opportunities and balanced precariously between revolutionary and royal attempts to secure their allegiance. In so doing, it argues that these people and their experiences shaped the course of the Revolution, gradually…