Category: Collections

Fort Ticonderoga Acquires Rare Muskets from the British 53rd Regiment of Foot

Fort Ticonderoga has recently acquired three British muskets that last served at Fort Ticonderoga 240 years ago. Three muskets carried by the 53rd Regiment of Foot are a part of one of the most exciting moments of the Revolutionary history of Ticonderoga and are rare examples of British military firearms from the Revolutionary War. “The […]

Abigail May’s Visit to Ticonderoga in July 1800

Late last month, we hosted the Fifth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Teacher Institute. This year’s Institute titled “Last of the Mohicans: Early American History and Literature” used the novel The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper to explore themes related to the French siege and capture of Fort William Henry in August 1757. While […]

Behind-the-Scenes in Collections! There & Back Again: The Ella Ferris Pell Collection

This year has taken an in-depth focus on the women of Fort Ticonderoga. Costumed interpreters discuss women’s importance and their roles at Ticonderoga in the 18th century every day for our guests. Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell, Museum co-founder and advocate for suffrage and equal rights, is highlighted in a new exhibit at the Mars Education […]

Fort Ticonderoga Awards Peter S. Paine, Jr. the Marquis de Montcalm Award for His Monumental Leadership

Fort Ticonderoga recently awarded Peter S. Paine, Jr. the Marquis de Montcalm Award. The award is Fort Ticonderoga’s highest honor and was given in recognition of Paine’s years of leadership and monumental service to the museum.  The award was presented at Fort Ticonderoga’s Annual Summer Gala held at Fort Ticonderoga on August 12th. Paine was […]

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Brown’s Raid 1777 Battle Re-enactment September 9-10, 2017

Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid! 240 years later, follow this real-life action adventure, as patriot Colonel John Brown will lead a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, from 9:30am- 5pm. Highlighted programming throughout the weekend brings to life the American […]

Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga: September 8, 2017

  Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Homeschool families will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities […]

3 Tips for Better Conversations with Visitors

After all the work that goes into a great living history portrayal–long nights of sewing, hours of driving to be at an incredible historic site–meaningful conversations with visitors make it all worthwhile. You have said, “Hello,” and you have sparked their interest. Here are three ways to make this conversation count. Be Present Whether cooking […]

Fourteenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution: September 22-24, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga presents the Fourteenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution September 22-24, 2017. This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence. The Seminar takes place in the Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Beginning in 2004, the Seminar on […]

New Perspectives on the Last Argument of Kings: A Ticonderoga Seminar on 18th-Century Artillery, August 5-6, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga presents “New Perspectives on the Last Argument of Kings: A Ticonderoga Seminar on 18th-Century Artillery,” August 5-6, 2017, in the Mars Education Center. This special weekend symposium features visiting scholars and members of the Ticonderoga Curatorial and Interpretation Departments exploring the various aspects of 18th-century artillery in the Atlantic World. This special symposium […]

Summer family fun at fort Ticonderoga July-August: featuring a new line-up of programs!

Bring the whole family to experience Fort Ticonderoga on land and water this summer! Throughout July and 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, […]