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Fort Ticonderoga Celebrates International Archaeology Day with Guided Exhibit and Battlefield Tours

Fort Ticonderoga will celebrate International Archaeology Day on Saturday, October 21, 2023 with two premium tours led by Fort Ticonderoga Director of Archaeology, Margaret Staudter, which will highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s historically significant archaeological collections and Carillon Battlefield. With one of the richest, and relatively untouched, historic landscapes documenting North America’s 18th-century military history in the country, Fort Ticonderoga is poised to become a center for archaeological investigation, education, and preservation.

The special tours are FREE and included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission ticket. To purchase admissions tickets and learn more, visit

“We are thrilled to offer two special tours on International Archaeology Day to highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s incredible history, collections, and current and future plans for archaeological investigations and programming,” said Fort Ticonderoga Director of Archaeology, Margaret Staudter. “The archaeology program at Fort Ticonderoga continues to build momentum through our recent battlefield survey and research, and increasing public access to our collections and landscape.”

International Archaeology Day celebrates the field of archaeology and provides an annual day for organizations to offer programs and activities dedicated to archaeology.

The Premium Tours Offered on October 21, 2023:

Archaeological Collections Museum Guided Tour | 11:30am – 12:15pm
Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s exhibit spaces and learn about important finds from the last one hundred years. From buttons to stoneware plates, see a range of artifacts that were used by the soldiers and citizens of 18th century Fort Ticonderoga. The tour begins in the Parade Ground.

Carillon Battlefield Walking Tour | 3-4:30pm
This tour will introduce you to the Carillon battlefield’s remarkable history, discuss recent survey work, visit key archaeological features, and share exciting initiatives for long-term investigation and stewardship. This tour covers 1.2 miles of walking from Fort Ticonderoga’s Log House Welcome Center to the Carillon Battlefield, walking along the paved exit road. This tour includes inclined walking, comfortable footwear is recommended. 

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 20 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.

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