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!
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Join us for exciting programs daily including tours, musket demonstrations, gallery talks, garden programs, family tours, and more!
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Author Joseph W. Zarzynski talks about his new book Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758 as part of the Fort Ticonderoga Author Series. The program starts at 2:30pm and is followed at 3:30pm with a book signing in the Museum Store. This program is included in the cost of admission; free admission for Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders.
How did the redcoats get their guns? How heavy was a "Brown-Bess" and is that even the right term? Get the answers to these and more questions with Fort Ticonderoga Curator Matthew Keagle in this one-of-a-kind hands-on program. After you receive training in handling artifacts, this program allows you to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collections. Go beyond the exhibit case to follow the evidence on the artifacts that reveal the industrial systems employed by the British military to…
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!
Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks during a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon. Learn about Lake Champlain's centuries of stirring maritime and military heritage. A selection of snacks, soft drinks, and regional beers and wines are available for credit card purchases. The Carillon has a bathroom on board, a roof, and closeable windows. There are stairs that lead down to the boat dock, not wheelchair accessible. Boat cruises operate rain or shine.
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 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 read…
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 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.
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…
Celebrate independence by exploring one of the greatest triumphs of 1776! All weekend long, 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 soldiers work to prepare cannon, ammunition, and themselves to stop an invasion by the British Army and its naval fleet on Lake Champlain.
Join Fort Ticonderoga’s Fifes and Drums to lay wreaths and remember the men 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 War. Preserved on the Carillon Battlefield at Fort Ticonderoga is the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving…