Commemorate the services of the armed forces of the United States by visiting historic Fort Ticonderoga for our Memorial Day weekend celebration. Listen to inspiring stories about the American Army in 1777 for a unique opportunity to understand what these soldiers believed would come from their sacrifice and patriotism. Witness living history demonstrations to experience all aspects of military life during this time. Learn first-hand what it was like to be at the Fort while walking on the very grounds where so many American soldiers paid the ultimate price for freedom. On Memorial Day, parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fife and Drum Corps for a special program that starts at 11am, and step back in time to meet the soldiers of the American Revolution. Click here for the full Memorial Day Weekend Visitor Schedule.
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A full line-up of activities and programs will be offered throughout the weekend, 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
- Demonstrations of historic trades, weaponry, and daily life activities. Watch and learn how 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, or take a narrated boat tour aboard the Carillon while sailing the shores of Lake Champlain.
In addition to planned Memorial Day programming, the Fort has many other features and amenities for visitors of all ages. Personalize your visit 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 exploring the 2000 acres of Fort Ticonderoga.