Category: Life Long Learning

Henry Knox and His Big Guns at Fort Ticonderoga: “The Noble Train Begins” Reenactment takes place on December 5

Discover the epic story of Henry Knox’s “Noble Train” of artillery at Fort Ticonderoga’s upcoming reenactment, Saturday, December 5, from 10 am – 4 pm. The event will feature an exciting program highlighting Henry Knox’s arrival to Fort Ticonderoga and recreate the beginning of the incredible feat that ultimately forced the British evacuation from Boston […]

Fort Ticonderoga appoints Dr. Leonard Perry as the New Horticulturist in Residence

Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Leonard Perry, a horticulture professor who will be retiring from the University of Vermont in 2016, as the new Horticulturist in Residence for the King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga. In his 35 years of work with University of Vermont Extension, Dr. Perry has already collaborated […]

Fort Ticonderoga Receives Prestigious Education Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant of $170,361 to Fort Ticonderoga to host two week-long Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops for School Teachers in the summer of 2016. The workshops will focus on “The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier: Fort Ticonderoga and the Road to Saratoga.” Fort Ticonderoga […]

Fort Ticonderoga Programs in Schools Supported by Recent Grants

Fort Ticonderoga’s outreach programs to regional classrooms recently received grant funding to support programs during the 2015-16 school year. Grant support from the Lake Placid Education Foundation and the Walter Cerf Community Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation will enable eighteen Grade 4 classrooms in the Adirondacks and western Vermont to participate in the “Soldier’s […]

Drum Major Mike Edson Receives Fort Ticonderoga’s Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award

Mike Edson, Drum Major of Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife and Drum Corps, received Fort Ticonderoga’s Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award during the Saturday evening (July 25) Fife and Drum Corps Twilight Concert, in recognition of his dedicated forty years of lifetime leadership, commitment, and support of Fort Ticonderoga and the Fife and Drum Corps. “We are so […]

National Trust for Historic Preservation Awards Fort Ticonderoga A Preservation Grant

Fort Ticonderoga is proud to announce that is has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the National Trust for Historic Preservation from the Johanna Favrot Fund for Historic Preservation, which will support the first formal assessment of Fort Ticonderoga’s Log House as a historic structure. The Log House is considered to be one of the […]

New Family Fun at Fort Ticonderoga! Your Adventure Awaits with a New Family Guided Tour and Family Program

    Fort Ticonderoga launches exciting new opportunities for families visiting the site in July and August. The new Family Guided Tour at 10:40 am and 1:40 pm will lead families through the fort grounds and provide an overview for all of the exciting things to do during a visit. In addition to the tour, […]

Insider’s Guide to Visiting Fort Ticonderoga this Independence Day Weekend

1) Arrive early and plan to spend the day, or three! Daily programming brings to life Fort Ticonderoga’s epic story through programs and exhibits, historic gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, canoe rentals, Mount Defiance, and hands-on family activities. Beat the crowds, and hop on as many tours as you can! 2) Declare your Independence! Ever wonder […]

Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator Matthew Keagle Presents Research in Brussels, Belgium

  (Ticonderoga NY) Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator Matthew Keagle will be presenting at a conference today, hosted by the Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History in Brussels, Belgium. The conference, “From Battlefield to Drawing Room: Textile and (Military) Fashion around 1815,” coincides with the bicentennial of the battle of Waterloo. It will […]

Fort Ticonderoga Outreach Programs Have Big Impact on Regional Schools

  Thanks to generous support from several foundations, Fort Ticonderoga served over 850 students in classrooms throughout the Adirondacks and in western Vermont during the current school year. The “Soldier’s Life at Fort Ticonderoga” program made up the majority of the programs. “This program provides students with a tangible, hands-on, minds-on experience of history,” said […]