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Fort Ticonderoga Offers New Experiences and Multi-Day Visit in 2024

This must-see destination is open Tuesday-Sunday May 4-October 27, 2024

Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000-acres of America’s most historic landscape, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, nestled between New York’s Adirondack & Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an unforgettable adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, and helped forge a nation.

Hailed as the premier living history site in North America, Fort Ticonderoga’s staff brings history to life every day! Ticonderoga’s epic history and signature stories are highlighted through innovative story telling on a grand scale, historic trades, daily soldiers’ life programs, thrilling weapons demonstrations, endless outdoor activities, and captivating special events.

This year, Fort Ticonderoga debuts a new chapter in its history. Experience 1774 and the peacetime garrison life for the British soldiers and their families that lived at Fort Ticonderoga 250 years ago.

“Fort Ticonderoga is a must-see destination, a center of learning, and an interactive, multi-faceted experience,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “Daily programs bring to life our nation’s founding history and the many signature stories that unfolded here through new interactive programs and world-class museum exhibits, boat tours aboard the Carillon, living history events, special programs, lush historic gardens, Mount Defiance tours, hands-on family activities, and more!”

2024 Highlights Include:

  • This year, Fort Ticonderoga debuts a new chapter in its story: Explore the year 1774! Thrill at the power of artillery and crackle of muskets through daily weapons demonstrations and NEW programs featuring REAL TIME REVOLUTION™, breathtaking gardens, historic trades, and other family adventures across the scenic historic property.
  • Carillon Boat Cruises: Aboard the Carillon cruise boat, enjoy gorgeous, sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Adirondack Mountains during a 75-minute narrated tour on Lake Champlain. An assortment of beer, wine, soft drinks, and snacks are available for purchase onboard. Daily cruises are available starting Memorial Day weekend. Private charters and group outings are available, inquire today by calling 518-585-1023!
  • Museum Exhibitions: Explore one of North America’s finest collections of 18th-century military material culture. NEW and permanent exhibitions featuring art, weapons, and equipment from North America to Europe highlight Ticonderoga’s signature stories and document warfare in Colonial and Revolutionary America and the broader Atlantic world.
  • Lush Historic Gardens and Friendly Animals: Immerse your senses in the colors and scents of a unique American country estate and explore Ticonderoga’s story after the Revolution. Visit the King’s Garden or make memories with your family in a NEW garden designed especially for children. Discover our heritage breed animals including oxen duo, Mick and Mack! Watch for sheep grazing uneven terrain as part of our stewardship of this historic landscape today.
  • Living History Events & Epic Battle Reenactment: Become immersed in Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history during one of our exciting events this summer, including Scots Day, Independence Day weekend, and the Sound of 1776. The two-day Siege of Carillon Battle Reenactment July 20-21 features dramatic battle reenactments each day and living history vignettes. Visitors will discover the science of siege-craft, the power of artillery–on land and water–as General Jeffery Amherst sought to take Ticonderoga and invade French Canada. View all 2024 special events here.
  • Breathtaking Views: Visit Mount Defiance to witness a birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga’s epic historic landscape. Whether you hike up the mountain in the footsteps of General Burgoyne’s troops or make the easy drive to the top in your car, you’ll savor the spectacular beauty of America’s most historic landscape. Discover how this summit shaped America’s history during the “Mount Defiance: Witness to History” guided tour offered Tuesday-Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
  • NEW Family Program Adventures: In July and August, build family adventures by helping soldiers with their daily duties. Receive awards for completing the tasks. Take a guided tour designed especially for families to discover all the exciting things to do together during your visit! Mark your calendars to tackle the 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze with a NEW 2024 design, August-October.
  • Summertime Premium Experiences & Tours: Enhance your Fort Ticonderoga experience this summer and enjoy exclusive premium opportunities led by museum experts, attend a behind-the-scenes program with our curator, or experience the magic of Fort Ticonderoga before or after hours. Featuring NEW offerings and programs back by popular demand!

“As a leader in delivering a premium historic destination experience, we are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Fort Ticonderoga for the daily visitation Campaign Season– building family memories, fostering enjoyment in our site’s beauty, and inspiring visitors to discover the power of the past and its meaning to us today,” said Hill.

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance are open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday May 4-October 27, 2024, from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased online in advance by clicking here, or the day-of your visit at the Admissions Booth. General admission tickets are valid for two consecutive days!

About Fort Ticonderoga

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is museum, historic site, major cultural destination, and center for learning, on-site and across the globe through Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year. Presenting vibrant programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, Fort Ticonderoga and is open for daily visitation May through October and special programs during Winter Quarters, November through April. Fort Ticonderoga is owned by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, 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. 2024 All Rights Reserved.