Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate Independence Day with special events and programming during an exciting holiday weekend, July 4-5, 2020. Experience the American Revolution on the very ground on which the fight for liberty occurred, with museum staff and costumed interpreters recreating and exploring the events of the year 1777. Guests will follow the footsteps of the Continental Army and see first-hand the struggle for freedom.
This year, until otherwise announced, general admission capacity will be capped at 400 visitors per day and advance on-line ticketing is required by visiting www.fortticonderoga.org. During the initial open phase beginning June 30th, exterior spaces and Mount Defiance will be open to visitors Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm).
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2020 opening was delayed due to Covid-19 and New York on Pause. Numerous measures are in place to ensure staff and visitor safety and reflect guidance from appropriate government agencies and health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Physical distancing, new signage to manage visitor flow and expectations, and required face coverings when physical distancing is not possible.
In a time with so much uncertainty, the 1777 defense of Ticonderoga stands as a reminder that hope lives on in the face of adversity. One year to the day after the Declaration of Independence, Continental Army soldiers were fighting for their lives against a British Army and fleet nearly three times their size. With the odds stacked against them, American soldiers held their ground to the last possible moment, before escaping and living to fight another day.
See the “Visitor Weekend Program” below to download a printable PDF.