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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 is limited for these special tours and programs.

Two NEW featured programs include an inside view of the newly restored 1826 Pavilion. During the Pavilion Tour, discover exquisite details that examine the evolution of this National Historic Landmark from summer home to hotel, its renovation in 1909, and its most recent complete 9-million-dollar restoration. During the Pavilion Tea, get a taste of high society and enjoy a seasonal menu of dainty treats in the Pavilion’s formal dining room.

“Premium and behind-the-scenes programs provide guests an opportunity to enrich their Fort Ticonderoga experience through tours and demonstrations, focusing on unique parts of history, led by our staff of knowledgeable and engaging historians,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “These tours and events are perfect for family outings, activities with friends, or solo enjoyment.”

Visitors can choose from the following programs and tickets can be purchased online:

  • The Gossip Tour – Go beyond the battles to get the real story of life at Ticonderoga during this adult-only, walking tour with Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle. From high crimes to petty bickering, serving at Ticonderoga was full of drama from 1755 to 1781. This tour involves stairs and moderate walking and is not for young audiences.
    • July 13, July 27, August 10, 2022 @ 6:30-8pm
  • Guns by Night – The flash of musketry and the roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique, 90-minute tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower. Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannon that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga that influenced and shaped the importance of this strategic citadel. Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the fort during the French and Indian War and made it such a critical prize in the American Revolution.
    • July 14, 21, 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 8-9:30pm
  • Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain – Revel in the region’s scenic beauty aboard the Carillon, a 1920s-style tour boat. Toast to the King’s health with a complimentary cocktail of soldiers’ rum punch as you discover Ticonderoga’s rich maritime history. A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and signature cocktails will be available.
    • July 16, 23, 30; August 5, 13 @ 6:30-8pm | August 20 & 27 @ 6-7:30pm
  • Beneath Fortress Walls – Learn the history of the building and re-building of Fort Ticonderoga and explore areas off-limits to the public. This tour involves stairs and moderate walking.
    • July 20 & August 3 @ 6:30-8pm
  • Pavilion Tea – This afternoon high tea in the Pavilion features an assortment of locally sourced treats.
    • July 28 @ 1-3pm
  • Cannon & Coffee – Enter Fort Ticonderoga before the public in this new program that explores the world-class collection of 18th-century artillery. Spanning the Atlantic Ocean from the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions all the way to the Spanish American War and WWI, learn how historians can read these pieces and discover what they have to tell us about military history. Fresh coffee in a keep-sake Fort Ticonderoga mug included!
    • August 5 & 12 @ 8-9:30am
  • Pavilion Tour – Delve into the exquisite details of the newly restored 1826 Pell Pavilion, enjoying the treasured family tales within each room and each amazing object on display. This entertaining 60-minute tour examines the evolution of this National Historic Landmark, from summer home to hotel, its renovation in 1909, and its most recent complete restoration. Explore incredible examples of the museum’s furniture, decorative arts, and archaeological remains from the Pavilion on exhibit for the first time.
    • August 24, September 8 & 22, October 13 @ 6:30-8pm

About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, the Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Tickets are buy-one-day get the next day FREE.  Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.