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Evening Programs at Fort Ticonderoga: Featuring “Defend the Fort,” NEW in 2017!

Group listening to speaker during Defend the Fort tourThis summer, enrich your Fort Ticonderoga experience with the new behind-the-scenes evening program “Defend the Fort!” During this program, explore areas of Fort Ticonderoga off-limits to daily visitation. Get a museum hack perspective with Curator Matthew Keagle and discover how the fort’s garrison prepared to tackle all of the contingencies of war from sudden attack, to bombardment, to a formal siege. Get an exclusive look at the strengths and weaknesses of the iconic fort and why and how it ultimately fell to the British while exploring it inside and out.

“Our special programs allow guests to enhance their Fort Ticonderoga experience through tours and demonstrations, focusing on unique parts of our history, led by our staff of engaging historians,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “This year, visitors have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes for an unforgettable experience for the whole family.”

Carillon boat tourOther special tour opportunities include the highly acclaimed Guns by Night, Sunset Boat Cruises, and Beyond Bullets and Blades. Guns by Night captivates guests during a unique tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower, concluding with a dramatic nighttime firing of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Sunset Cruises aboard tour boat, Carillon, provides visitors with the breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, accompanied by a narrated tour of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America. Beyond Bullets and Blades introduces a rare opportunity to go beyond the exhibition case to examine and handle original 18th-century weapons with the supervision and knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga’s expert museum staff.Soldiers firing guns during Guns by Night

All programs are rain or shine and require advanced reservations due to limited availability. To check availability and to reserve your spot today, call (518) 585-2821. For more information, visit

Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. Fort Ticonderoga is the only site in America that tells a new story each year through dynamic historical interpretation.

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Photo: Fort Ticonderoga introduces a new special program “Defend the Fort” on select days starting July 18, 2017. For more information and to reserve your spot, call (518) 585-2821.