Fort Ticonderoga Announces the Creation of the Northern Department

The Project Will Highlight Regional Historic Sites to Expand Awareness and Tourism during the 250th Commemorative Years, 2024-2027 (Ticonderoga, N.Y.) Fort Ticonderoga has announced the creation of the 250th Northern Department, as part of its plans for the national 250th commemoration of the American War for Independence. This initiative will promote and market regional historic […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Highest National Recognition Awarded to National Museum — Re-Accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums

Fort Ticonderoga has achieved reaccreditation by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), the highest national recognition awarded to national museums. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies, and to the museum-going public. Fort Ticonderoga was one of the first accredited museums in America dating to 1971. Accredited museums must undergo […]

Enhance Your Fort Ticonderoga Experience with NEW Behind-the-Scenes Programs

Fort Ticonderoga will offer guests exclusive opportunities to experience the epic history and incredible natural beauty at Fort Ticonderoga with premium experiences and programs this summer. To learn more about Fort Ticonderoga’s evening programming, visit the Fort Ticonderoga website. All prices are in addition to Fort Ticonderoga general admission and advanced purchase is required. Space […]


$70 million effort is one of the largest economic development projects in the North Country (Ticonderoga, N.Y.) – Fort Ticonderoga announced today the completion of the $9 million restoration of the 1826 National Historic Landmark, the Pavilion, at a press conference that included New York State officials and regional and community leaders. The Pavilion restoration […]

Fort Ticonderoga Opens for 2022 Season on May 7th!

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 […]

Fort Ticonderoga Opens for 2021 Season Offering 2000 acres of Historic Landscape, Gardens, Battlefield Hiking Trail, and Many New Programs

Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination that encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape, opens for the daily visitation season beginning on May 1st. Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for visitation […]

Fort Ticonderoga Announces New Digital Exhibition “A Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy”

Fort Ticonderoga recently launched a new online digital exhibition entitled “A Patriotic Service: Sarah Pell’s Enduring Legacy.”  The digital exhibition is an exciting and important addition to the museum’s  Center for Digital History. The exhibit focuses on museum co-founder Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell. Using recently cataloged museum artifacts, integrated with our Online Collections Database, visitors […]

Opening the China Closet

With the vast majority of the silver in the Pavilion Collection cataloged, photographed, and rehoused, it was time to move on to a different category of objects: ceramics. By far the largest category, ceramics accounts for over 3,000 of the 8,000 objects in the collection. To prepare for such a monumental task, we began by […]

Unpacking Memories

Last week marked the beginning of the second push to catalog silver in the Pavilion Collection. While physical distancing altered our approach from a team of five down to two, we have been able to make significant progress in just a few days. Wearing masks and working across the room in the offsite storage facility […]

What Makes A Set?

While the walls, floor, and lights in the Entrance Hall of the Pavilion went through a number of changes during its time as a summer home, a core group of furniture remained. The Napoleon set, a suite of French Empire style furniture consisting of two sofas, three armchairs, and four side chairs with green satin […]