Featuring a new design for 2020, making it the perfect annual family activity
Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure begins Saturday, August 8th. Share time with family and friends while exploring this unique six-acre corn maze located on the shores of Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga.
Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Find clues connected to our story as you make your way through the maze!
The maze, featuring a design inspired by Fort Ticonderoga’s British history, 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: A Corn Maze Adventure is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and will be open Tuesday-Sunday August 8-23 from 10am until 5pm (last entry 4:30pm). The maze will be open on weekends only August 29-October 18 from 10am until 5pm (last entry 4:30 pm).
Fort Ticonderoga’s 2020 opening was delayed due to Covid-19 and New York on Pause. Numerous measures are in place to ensure staff and visitor safety and reflect guidance from appropriate government agencies and health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including required physical distancing, new signage to manage visitor flow and expectations, and required face coverings when physical distancing is not possible.
The Heroic Corn Maze was developed with a professional maze design company from Utah that used computer software to translate intricate designs onto the landscape, creating a fun and exciting quest.
About Agriculture at Fort Ticonderoga:
The agricultural history at Fort Ticonderoga dates to 1756 when the French built the Garrison Gardens below the walls of the fort. The agricultural story continues today with nearly 40 percent of Fort Ticonderoga’s landscape in agricultural use. In addition, a strong horticultural program brings the use of the landscape to life in the formal Colonial Revival Garden, working Garrison Garden, and the Discovery Garden.
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year 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 supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.