For over a century, Fort Ticonderoga has been the premier museum of 18th-century military history, providing fresh and exciting perspectives for visitors through engaging programs and tours. The recently launched mobile application is a new way to explore the rich collections and dig deeper into the history at Fort Ticonderoga. Visitors can become their own guide as they tour the museum’s world-renowned artillery collection and the award-winning artillery exhibition, Last Argument of Kings. This application features exclusive content, providing a behind-the-scenes experience for visitors, giving them insight on objects that are not on display in the gallery.
“Fort Ticonderoga holds the largest collection of 18th-century artillery in the western hemisphere. Collected throughout the 20th century, cannon, mortars, and howitzers represent the evolution of weaponry, strategy, and technology from the late 17th to the early 19th century,” said Curator Matthew Keagle. “There are over 90 cannon lining the fort walls and each one has a fascinating story.”
The mobile application, also available in French, is accessible on Google Play and Apple iTunes as a free download by entering “Ticonderoga.” Visitors are able to use this as a tool to gain knowledge before their visit, render curiosity, and enhance their self-guided visit. This project was made possible in part by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga’s mobile application is available on Google Play and Apple iTunes.