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Carillon Boat Cruises Highlight Discoveries of What Lies Beneath Lake Champlain

Tours operate Tuesday-Sunday starting May 27, 2022, and highlight dozens of archaeological sites

The Carillon will return to Fort Ticonderoga with boat tours beginning on May 27th. The 75-minute narrated boat cruises cover some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America while surrounded by breathtaking lake views, commanding mountains, and the majestic fort.

This attraction at Fort Ticonderoga – a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park – offers passengers a unique travel experience. The tours feature Ticonderoga’s epic story as one of North America’s most strategic strongholds and place the iconic fort into a larger context as part of the imperial struggle for the continent in the 18th century.

“From shipwrecks to a massive bridge that the Americans built in 1776, Lake Champlain holds defining stories of America’s past,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President, and CEO. “Fort Ticonderoga’s layers of history carry right from the land onto the water. The Carillon boat tours help ignite visitors’ imaginations as they explore this internationally strategic stretch of water and have quickly become one of the most popular attractions as part of the Fort Ticonderoga experience.”

Boat tours will run Tuesday-Sunday May 27-mid-October. The 60-foot boat is available for daily tours, field trips, sunset cruises, and private charters. A selection of regional beer and cider, wine, soft drinks, water, and snacks are available for purchase onboard. Tickets for the boat cruise are available online or can be purchased on-site during a visit on a first-come basis. Boat tours are available rain or shine.

About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts.