Fort Ticonderoga 2020 Fort Fever Series

First program presented January 12th Documenting, Preserving, and Making Accessible Ticonderoga’s Collections Fort Ticonderoga’s popular wintertime Fort Fever Series returns in 2020 and features programs led by Fort Ticonderoga museum staff who will share their latest research and cutting-edge discoveries. The first program is presented on January 12, 2020 with Documenting, Preserving, and Making Accessible […]

Preparing for the Coming Campaign Living History Event

Special exhibit featuring tools from Fort Ticonderoga’s archeological collection Experience Fort Ticonderoga in the beauty of winter during the next Winter Quarters living history event Preparing for the Coming Campaign on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare […]

Setting the Family Table

What do the holidays mean to you and your family? For museum co-founders, Stephen and Sarah Pell, this time of year would mean hosting holiday events. Elaborate holiday fetes provided families an opportunity to display their best silver and china, be it flatware, serving dishes, and everything in between—such pieces reflected their history, success, and […]

Lighting the Way

Restoring the Pavilion goes beyond the building itself. Part of the adaptive reuse plan involves returning objects to their historic locations within the building whenever appropriate, and some of those objects need their own restoration and adaptation to make their return possible. Perhaps the best example in the Pavilion collection is the centerpiece of the […]

Pressing Forward While Reflecting on an Impactful 2019

There is incredible momentum underway at Fort Ticonderoga as we press forward with our strategic goals to increase access and awareness, expand educational impact, and strengthen our historical resources and collections. Fort Ticonderoga is uniquely positioned to be the leading national institution that fosters an ongoing dialogue about citizens, soldiers and service rooted in our […]

A Journey down Memory Lane…

The winter holidays are a time to gather with family and friends, enjoying good food and better company, catching up with each other’s lives, and retelling favorite stories from past gatherings. This same shift can happen with objects in museum collections. Memories fade and details written down decades later may not accurately relate the history […]

Keeping Warm

Snow has a tendency to arrive early and stay late up on the shores of Lake Champlain, leading museum co-founders Stephen and Sarah Pell to augment the Pavilion’s many fireplaces with radiators during the first restoration in 1909. A maintenance record from 1937 shows that they even considered modifying the Pavilion for proper central heating, […]

State Grant Award Fuels Finances for Restored National Landmark Pavilion

The former Pell family’s summer estate home at Fort Ticonderoga is undergoing major restorations Fort Ticonderoga has been awarded $100,000 under the 2019 Adirondack Park Community Smart Growth Grant Program. The money awarded will help support the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Pavilion, a National Historic Landmark house located adjacent to The King’s Garden […]

It’s a Match!

Today we are celebrating #GivingTuesday, the philanthropic alternative to Black Friday. We hope you will join us to raise $5000 in matching funds to preserve tens of thousands of archaeological artifacts recovered from Fort Ticonderoga’s historic landscape. These objects document the conflicts that shaped North America here at Ticonderoga and tell countless stories about the lives […]

Relive Henry Knox’s Epic Feat During The Noble Train Event on December 7

A featured one-day exhibit displays a collection of rare books Henry Knox recommended to John Adams about the art of war Fort Ticonderoga will present a one-day living history event on December 7 to highlight Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation […]