Fort Ticonderoga Offers New Experiences and Multi-Day Visit in 2024

This must-see destination is open Tuesday-Sunday May 4-October 27, 2024 Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000-acres of America’s most historic landscape, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, nestled between New York’s Adirondack & Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark […]

A Fragile Portrait, a Story of Strength

Frances Montresor-Buchanan-Allen-Penniman represents the tumultuous experience of a woman during the Revolutionary Era. She was the illegitimate daughter of a British officer, born in the Mohawk Valley of New York, whose mother died in childbirth. This painting was completed when Frances (Fanny) was 11 years old around the time her family moved from New York […]

Fort Ticonderoga Opens for 2023 Season on May 6th!

Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000-acres of America’s most historic landscape, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, nestled between New York’s Adirondack & Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an unforgettable adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, […]

Fort Ticonderoga’s May Virtual Offerings Complement Exciting On-Site Experiences

Fort Ticonderoga opens its gates to visitors on May 1st to begin the 2021 daily campaign season, extending from May through October. Daily programs bring to life epic chapters of history and signature stories through new interactive programs and world-class museum exhibits, boat tours aboard the Carillon, living history events, special programs, lush gardens, Mount […]

August Family Fun at Fort Ticonderoga!

Bring the whole family to experience Fort Ticonderoga on land and water this August! Fort Ticonderoga offers a new line-up of fun, active, and hands-on programs that will be sure to excite and delight the whole family! Take a guided tour and explore the beautiful and historic grounds of Fort Ticonderoga, become a Gunner’s Apprentice […]

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Features Book on Naval History of Lake Champlain

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2018 Author Series begins on Sunday, June 24 with additional programs scheduled for August 5, and September 9. The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features authors of recent books related the history of Fort Ticonderoga and the surrounding region. This year’s topics include the naval history of Lake Champlain, General Israel Putnam, and the […]

Regional Students to Advance to New York State History Day

Thirty-nine middle and high school students from the North Country with seventeen projects won top prizes at North Country History Day that took place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Fort Ticonderoga. These students will advance to compete at New York State History Day in Cooperstown on April 23, 2018. “The National History Day program […]

March Fort Fever Program Part of National Women’s History Month Celebration “Sarah Pell and her Struggle for History & Human Rights”

Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’ Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections. During this program, explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently […]

Happy Birthday George Washington! First President and Ticonderoga’s First Tourist

Today marks the 286th birthday of George Washington. At the time of his death in 1799, he was lauded as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countryman” by Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee. George Washington was Ticonderoga’s first tourist and visited the abandoned Fort Ticonderoga in 1783, while […]

Love and Friendship in Peace and War

Let us begin with a heart . The image of a heart is a common symbol of love and affection. Modern connotations of love are by no means implied by its use in 18th century artifacts, where hearts can be found from the silver hilts of swords to the skirts of soldiers’ uniforms. This particular […]