Category: Public Programs

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 […]

Top 8 Outdoor Activities to Embark On During Your Visit

When you visit Fort Ticonderoga, you are immersing yourself in a place where America made history. Between the fort, the exhibits, and the gardens, you are able to become a part of multiple layers of history.   And for you outdoor enthusiasts, our site has even more to offer. Nestled between the Adirondack Mountains and the […]

Fort Ticonderoga and Amtrak Turn Rails to Wheels With a New Shuttle Service in Ticonderoga

Guests to Ticonderoga arriving by train aboard America’s National Railroad Passenger Corporation’s (Amtrak) Adirondack Train will now be able to hop on to Fort Ticonderoga’s new shuttle service thanks in part to Amtrak support.  Beginning on Friday May 22, 2015 (Memorial Day weekend), shuttle service will pick up guests arriving to Ticonderoga from both the […]

Regional Students win Awards at New York State History Day

Two projects by North Country students won special prizes at New York State History Day held in Cooperstown, New York, on Monday, April 27. Ben Caito and Liam Sayward, homeschool students from the Plattsburgh area won the Hanaford Mills Museum’s Power of Rural History Award and Mackenzie Strum from Ticonderoga High School won the American […]

Spring Ahead of Opening Season!

Yes, it’s true. Spring is finally here! The morning routine of layering up, strapping on our boots, and warming up our cars is officially a practice of the past. Although winter is making an attempt to linger here in the Adirondacks, it won’t be long before our quiet woods are greeted with the return of […]

As You Prepare for Fort Ticonderoga’s Battle On Snowshoes Re-enactment: What You May Not Have Known About Bobby and His Buddies…

1.  Rogers’ Rangers were a remarkably diverse group In spite of the French and Indian War’s moniker, not all Native Americans sided with the French. While the majority of them did, numerous tribes remained neutral, backed the British or shifted allegiances as the war progressed. Robert Rogers had tremendous admiration and respect for the New […]

“Lodging as the Nature of the Campaign will Admit”

The 4th Pennsylvania Battalion, along with the other regiments of their brigade, completed their fortifications along the Old French lines by early September in 1776. Officers and men had lived in tents since they encamped on this hill in July. With the works finished, Colonel Anthony Wayne issued the order to begin building better housing […]

Making History “Real”

Monday, September 16, 1776, breaks at Ticonderoga with a hint of the cold weather yet to come, and the fortifications at Ticonderoga and Mount Independence are draped in the “Thick Fogs, that are peculiar at this place.” Thus another day dawns for the Continental Army’s Northern Department on the shores of Lake Champlain. Dr. Lewis […]