Frequently Asked Questions

General

  • Where is Fort Ticonderoga located?

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

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  • How can I buy tickets to Fort Ticonderoga?

    Tickets to Fort Ticonderoga can be purchased in advance online or at Fort Ticonderoga on the day of your visit. Tickets are good for two consecutive days.

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  • What does my ticket include?

    Your general admission ticket include admission for 2 consecutive days and includes access to daily tours, historic trades shops, the King’s Garden, museum exhibitions, Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, Heroic Corn Maze (seasonal) and Mount Defiance.

    A combination ticket can be purchased to include the Carillon scenic boat our (May-Oct).

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  • What are Fort Ticonderoga’s operating hours?

    Fort Ticonderoga is open daily from 9:30am until 5pm May through October. Hours November through April vary and reflect special event programming or by appointment with your group.

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  • 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.

  • Is Fort Ticonderoga pet friendly?

    Yes! Fort Ticonderoga loves to welcomes 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.

  • Is there a restaurant at Fort Ticonderoga?

    America’s Fort Cafe featuring King’s Garden fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients is located in the Log House Welcome Center. The Café is open 11 am – 5pm daily. Café take-out is also available.

    Grab & Go food options are available in the Museum Store in the Log House Welcome Center.

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  • 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 taken at any time. You’ll receive a token to utilize at the kiosk at the base of Mount Defiance.

    Mount Defiance is open 9:30am–4:30pm daily, May through October.

    Mount Defiance

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

    Yes! Visit our website and sign-up for our monthly email newsletter that includes updates and upcoming special events.

  • 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 hands-on historic trades, to special family adventure programs that cross our 2000 acre property, you’ll find something that engages all ages!

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • Does the Carillon Boat have food and beverage?

    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 credit card.

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  • 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.

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  • 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 Director of Interpretation nspadone@fort-ticonderoga.org.

  • Is Fort Ticonderoga handicapped accessible?

    Handicapped Parking is available at the fort and the King’s Garden parking lots. Restrooms with handicapped accessibility are available at the Log House Welcome Center and inside the fort in the Mars Education Center. Port-Potties are available at the King’s Garden and Heroic Corn Maze. Elevator access is available for additional exhibit and program accessibility in the Mars Education Center. Wheel chairs are available in the Log House Welcome Center for guest use. The Mars Education Center Great Room has equipment to support hearing impaired.

  • 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! Fort Ticonderoga offers 14 tours a day from the Key to the Continent Tour which highlights Ticonderoga’s epic history, to family tours, collections tours, garden tours, boat tours and more! Also be sure to visit our historic trades shops, witness thrilling weapons demonstrations, and take a hike on our Battlefield Hiking trail. There is so much to see and do, you’ll definitely want to come back a second day to experience it all! All tours are given in English, but be sure to contact Fort Ticonderoga if you have special language requests. We may be able to accommodate your group!