The Ticonderoga peninsula and the greater Champlain Valley is home to thousands of years of human history. Where people live and travel, they leave behind tangible remains of the past, the study of which is archaeology. From the first Indigenous people in the Champlain Valley to the many nations that fought for control during the French and Indian War and the American War for Independence, Fort Ticonderoga’s landscape and archaeological collections link us back to the stories of those who came before us, preserved for future generations to come. We look forward to exploring this incredible history with you, as we continue to build Fort Ticonderoga’s archaeology program.