Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • When will Fort Ticonderoga reopen?

    Fort Ticonderoga is open from 9:30 am-5 pm, Tuesday – Sunday through October 31, 2020.

  • Where is Fort Ticonderoga located?

    Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Rd., in Ticonderoga, NY.

    Hours & Directions

  • How can I buy tickets to Fort Ticonderoga?

    It is highly encouraged to purchase tickets online in advance of your visit. Tickets must be used for the day selected when purchased. Fort Ticonderoga has a limited daily capacity to promote physical distancing while keeping our guests, staff, and community safe.

    Email info@fort-ticonderoga.org or call (518) 585-2821 if you have additional questions.

  • What does my ticket include?

    During the first phase of reopening, indoor activities and amenities will be temporarily closed. Fort Ticonderoga’s many outdoor experiences will be open! Explore the beautiful gardens, discover the epic history, find adventure in signature events, march with the Fifes and Drums, and learn about a historic trade. Visit the reconstructed fort, enjoy the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and take in the unforgettable view from the top of Mount Defiance with a sweeping vista of Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains.

    Your ticket is valid for use on the day you choose above, and the next day FREE of charge.

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  • What are Fort Ticonderoga’s operating hours?

    Fort Ticonderoga is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30am until 5pm through October 31, 2020.

    Hours & Directions

  • Am I required to wear a face covering?

    Per New York Forward guidelines, all guests (ages 2 and up and able to medically tolerate a mask) are required to wear face coverings when they cannot maintain at least a 6’ distance from others. Fort Ticonderoga’s staff will wear acceptable face coverings any time they interact with visitors. Gloves will also be worn by employees in select guest service areas and in all food operations.

  • Is there a restaurant at Fort Ticonderoga? Can I buy lunch or snacks?

    America’s Fort Café located at Fort Ticonderoga is open for takeout only. Signage will direct guests to the Log House where the “Order” and “Pick up” stations are located.

  • What if I just want to visit Mount Defiance?

    Mount Defiance offers spectacular views of America’s most historic landscape including Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains of Vermont, and the Adirondack Mountains in New York. You can simply go to Mount Defiance located at 72 Defiance St, Ticonderoga, NY, and purchase your ticket at the base of the mountain.

    Your general admission ticket includes access to Mount Defiance which can be used during open hours. Upon entry to Fort Ticonderoga, you will receive a gold token that you can insert at the kiosk at the base of Mount Defiance.

    If you are a Fort Ticonderoga Member and would like to pick up a Mount Defiance token for entry, please visit Fort Ticonderoga’s admissions booth to acquire.

    Hours of operation: 9:30 am—4:30 pm Tuesday-Sunday, May-October 2020.

  • How can I stay connected with Fort Ticonderoga from home?

    Through the Center for Digital History, we are reaching beyond the historic grounds of Fort Ticonderoga to bring our award-winning educational programs into homes and classrooms online. Join engaging, interactive programs, and discover the powerful stories of the men and women who lived at Ticonderoga in the 18th century.

  • Can I take photos and video while I’m at Fort Ticonderoga?

    Still and video photography is permitted for noncommercial use only at Fort Ticonderoga including exhibition spaces, unless otherwise posted. Please refrain from any flash photography while in the Museum.

    Except when written permission has been granted, camera tripods, monopods, drones, and lights are prohibited on Fort Ticonderoga’s property. Selfie-sticks are not permitted in the museum.

    Permission must be granted in advance for commercial photography and video. Contact Director of Collection Miranda Peters at mpeters@fort-ticonderoga.org or call (518) 585-2821.

    Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by Fort Ticonderoga for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on the Fort Ticonderoga’s website, social media and other public websites.

  • Where can I park?

    Fort Ticonderoga has free and ample parking for cars, buses, motorcycles, and bicycles. Signs for accessible parking spaces are posted near the Log House. Due to construction, accessible parking spaces are currently not available next to the King’s Garden. Please use the parking lot adjacent to the Corn Maze to access the King’s Garden.

  • Is Fort Ticonderoga pet friendly?

    Yes! Fort Ticonderoga loves to welcome you and your pets as long as they are leashed and you pick up after them. There are cleaning receptacles across our site for your convenience and water bowls in case your four-legged family member gets thirsty. Only service animals are allowed in buildings, the formal walled King’s Garden, and on the Carillon Boat.

  • I want to stay in touch with Fort Ticonderoga! Do you have a Fort Ticonderoga Newsletter?

    Yes! Recent issues of The Haversack are available. Members automatically receive a subscription to The Haversack along with many other benefits.

  • Does Fort Ticonderoga have an annual pass program?

    Join our ranks and become a member! Fort Ticonderoga memberships include FREE attendance for a year. Varying levels offer a myriad of benefits!

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  • I want to make a contribution to Fort Ticonderoga. Who do I contact?

    Fort Ticonderoga is a non-profit (501c3) educational organization. Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated and support Fort Ticonderoga’s mission of preservation and education.

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  • Is Fort Ticonderoga a state or federally owned site?

    No, Fort Ticonderoga is owned and operated by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a (501c3) non-profit educational organization. Museum founders Stephen and Sarah Pell believed deeply that their endeavor as a private museum and historic site would enable Fort Ticonderoga to flourish for generations to come. Your visit and your support through contributions enable Fort Ticonderoga to continue its vital work in preservation and education.

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  • Do you have programs that my kids would like?

    Families love Fort Ticonderoga! From thrilling weapons demonstrations presented daily to historic trades, to special family adventure programs that cross our 2000 acre property, you’ll find something that engages all ages!

    Daily Programs

  • Does Fort Ticonderoga have special events and battle reenactments?

    We have a big line-up of annual special events and reenactments each year! Fort Ticonderoga is known for its story telling on a grand scale which carries dramatic reenactment programs across the property and onto the water.

    Events

  • I visited Fort Ticonderoga when I was a kid. Do you have anything new for me to see now?

    Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience! One of Fort Ticonderoga’s innovations is that it features a different historic year each year in its programs, tours, weapons, demonstrations and exhibition program. For example, in 2019 Fort Ticonderoga featured 1758. Visitors step into the French Fort Carillon. Daily living history programs, historic trades, soldiers’ life programs and more feature the story arch for that particular year. If you visit in 2020 or beyond, you’ll discover a whole new story which will bring you back time and time again!

    Daily Programs

  • Does the Carillon Boat have food and beverage?

    Carillon boaty cruises will resume in 2021.

    We know that a scenic lake tour isn’t complete without a cold beverage including beer, wine, and soft drinks, and a snack to accompany it. Note that purchases should be made using a credit card.

    Boat Cruises

  • I hear Fort Ticonderoga has really important museum collections and I would like the opportunity to research them. Can I schedule a visit to research in your collections?

    Fort Ticonderoga does indeed have significant museum holdings which is considered one of the most important collection of 18th-century militaria in North America. Researchers are welcome to schedule a visit to the Thompson Pell Research Center or research our digital collections on-line.

    To schedule a research visit contact the Collections Department at (518) 585-2821.

    Collections

  • I'm interested in participating in a reenactment. Who do I contact?

    To learn more about Fort Ticonderoga’s living history program and participating in reenactment events please contact our Museum’s Public History Department (518) 585-6190 or email Director of Interpretation cgreen@fort-ticonderoga.org.

  • Does Fort Ticonderoga have accessible parking and restrooms?

    Accessible Parking is available next to the Log House Welcome Center and the King’s Garden parking lots.

    Please check here for more information or email info@fort-ticonderoga.org with any additional questions.

  • Can I bring my own picnic lunch?

    Fort Ticonderoga is a fabulous location for a picnic. Tables are located near the King’s Garden, near the Log House Welcome Center and on top of Mount Defiance. Didn’t pack a lunch? Stop by America’s Fort Cafe to order lunch to go or visit the Museum Store located in the Log House for a Grab & Go option!

  • Are there tours I can take when I visit Fort Ticonderoga?

    Yes! Guided tours and other great opportunities are included in your general admission ticket. You will find a day-of schedule of programs upon arrival to Fort Ticonderoga. For any additional questions please contact  info@fort-ticonderoga.org