Exciting experiences every day! Fort Ticonderoga flawlessly blends history and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. NEW! Explore the French Army’s defense against the British invasion which climaxed in the 1758 epic Battle of Carillon. PLUS, it’s fun to explore Ticonderoga’s many other chapters via: new immersive programs, guided tours, weapons firing demonstrations, exhibits both new and steadfast, breathtakingly lovely gardens, narrated boat tours, soldiers’ life programs, accessing the summit of Mount Defiance, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and many more hands-on, family fun activities.
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The Campaign Of 1758
Fort Ticonderoga is the only site in the world that tells a new story each year through dynamic interpretation and exhibitions, bringing to life its epic place in history as the Key to the Continent in the 18th century. Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga, and every year is a new experience. In 2019, visitors to the Fort will be treated to an in-depth exploration of the French Army’s defense against British invasion, which climaxed in the iconic 1758 Battle of Carillon.
A collection of immersive programs, hands-on demonstrations, and guided tours have been curated to highlight the historical significance of the important events of 1758 within the natural beauty of Fort Ticonderoga. Visitors are encouraged to personalize their experience at the Fort by taking advantage of the daily programming, outdoor recreation, and family activities on both land and water across the Fort’s 2000 acres.
The Fort’s celebration of the campaign of 1758 is featured throughout all on-site activities, including:
- Guided expert tours of scenic grounds and key buildings. Different topics are featured, such as the Fort’s incredible history of iconic battles, the beautifully landscaped grounds of King’s Garden, and the large military artifact collection at Fort Ticonderoga Museum.
- Demonstrations of historic trades, weaponry, and daily life activities. Watch and learn how French and Canadian soldiers lived every day. Domestic tasks range from tailoring to shoemaking to carpentry and beyond, and weaponry training and maintenance includes muskets, cannons, and more.
- Special events like boat cruises and sightseeing tours. For additional fees, enjoy breathtaking views and epic stories atop Mount Defiance while exploring its unique tactical role in the campaign of 1758, or take a narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon while sailing the shores of Lake Champlain.
Visitors are encouraged to personalize their experience at the Fort by taking advantage of the daily programming, outdoor recreation, and family activities on both land and water across the Fort’s 2000 acres. Make your visit one-of-a-kind by enjoying a picnic lunch on the grounds, shopping for unique souvenirs at the Museum Store, eating local fare at America’s Fort Café, hiking through the beautiful nature trails, visiting heritage breed animals, and more.