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Fort Ticonderoga Announces Exciting New Programs and Signature Events this July!

Fort Ticonderoga is debuting new opportunities this summer! Ticonderoga’s epic history and signature stories are highlighted through innovative story telling on a grand scale, historic trades, daily soldiers’ life programs, Fife & Drum performances, family activities, thrilling weapons demos, endless outdoor activities, captivating special events, and premium exclusive experiences.

A new Family Guided Tour provides a kid-friendly overview of all of the exciting things to do during a visit. In addition to the tour, the new family scavenger hunt, In His Majesty’s Service, gives families a chance to work together to complete tasks as they explore Fort Ticonderoga and receive rewards for helping the soldiers with their daily duties. The interactions inspire creativity and makes history come alive!

“We look forward to welcoming thousands of families this summer where the learning is easy and memories are made of historic proportions,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “New summer offerings bring visitors into Fort Ticonderoga’s epic story through hands-on activities, programs and exhibitions that spark for families the joy of learning together while gaining a deeper understanding of our nation’s past and its meaning to us today.”

In addition to daily programs in July, mark your calendar for upcoming signature events!

Independence Day Weekend | July 1-4
During this extended holiday weekend, experience the Revolutionary War on the very ground where Continental Army soldiers fought for liberty. See first-hand the struggle for freedom and explore the events of 1777 as the struggle for independence is recreated at Ticonderoga. Thrill at the power of artillery and crackle of muskets, march to the beat of Fife & Drum, and join special family tours and hands-on programs to celebrate America’s independence.

Battle Reenactment: Defiance & Independence | July 22-23
Join Fort Ticonderoga for an epic two-day battle reenactment highlighting the 1777 siege of American-held Ticonderoga. As General Burgoyne tightened the hold on Ticonderoga, see how American soldiers and artillerymen held the line in the name of Liberty. Watch the story unravel around you as the roar of muskets and cannons erupt followed by a hurried retreat that salvaged the remains of the American Army. Each day offers a uniquely different experience, filled with historical fun and re-enactments. Saturday, there will be a special evening vignette, advanced reservations are required for the evening portion.

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance are open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday through October 29, 2023 from 10 am until 5:00 pm (last ticket sold at 4:30 pm). Tickets can be purchased, including Carillon boat tours, online in advance by visiting  or the day-of at the Admission’s Booth. General admission tickets are valid for two consecutive days!

About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site, museum, center of learning and major cultural destination. Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year on site 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. Fort Ticonderoga is owned and operated by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a non-profit educational organization which serves its mission to preserve, educate and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. Fort Ticonderoga reaches more than 30 million people through its digital outreach each year through its Center for Digital History and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2023 All Rights Reserved.