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Fort Ticonderoga Presents NEW Exciting Family Programming in August!

The 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze opens July 29th and features a new design for 2023

From the shores of Lake Champlain to the heights of Mount Defiance, Fort Ticonderoga continues to offer new opportunities and family fun 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, thrilling weapons demos, boat cruises, endless outdoor activities, captivating special events, and premium exclusive experiences.

A NEW 2023 Heroic Corn Maze design offers 6-acres of fun as you navigate towering stalks of corn using history clues related to Fort Ticonderoga to guide you! The maze is divided into two phases, giving guests the chance to gain confidence in the smaller maze before tackling the main maze. The average journey will take from twenty minutes for the first phase and up to an hour for the second phase. The Heroic Corn Maze is great fun for all ages!

The 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!

Enhance your visit with a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon tour boat. Explore what lies beneath Lake Champlain in some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America while you are surrounded by breathtaking lake views, commanding mountains and the majestic fort. The tours feature an energetic narration of Ticonderoga’s epic story as one of North America’s most strategic strongholds and places the iconic fort into a larger context as part of the imperial struggle for the continent in the 18th century.

Fort Ticonderoga recently announced a new schedule of premium programs and tours. Visitors will have the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, tour the fort before and after hours, and delve deep into Ticonderoga’s epic history and natural beauty. A NEW experience ARMING THE REDCOATS allows visitors to go beyond the exhibit cases with Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle and handle original rare weapons from Fort Ticonderoga’s Museum collection. These tours and events are perfect for a family outing, a memorable activity with friends, or for individual enjoyment.

“We look forward to continue 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 ignite the spark for families and 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 August, mark your calendar for upcoming signature events!

August 5 & 6 | Living History Event: The Sound of 1776
Hear the rousing sounds of the Fifes & Drums, which hoisted the spirits of an American Army in 1776! Through musical concerts, living history vignettes and weapon demonstrations discover the story of the Northern Continental Army, which rebuilt itself at Ticonderoga beginning in July 1776. See rebellion transform into a war for independence as the Declaration of Independence officially reached troops digging in to defend Ticonderoga during a dramatic reading.

September 30 | Heritage Harvest & Horse Festival
Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful Adirondack landscape! Discover the importance of horses and other working animals throughout history during exciting demonstrations. Meet friendly farm animals, stroll through our farmers market featuring local food, beverages, and crafts, participate in family fun activities, tackle the 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze, and be sure to purchase some of our beautiful harvest vegetables and plants from the historic King’s Garden! This fall-favorite event combined with daily Fort Ticonderoga programs including the Carillon Boat Tour makes this an annual family tradition!

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 and premium programs, 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.