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Aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga

Experience history at Fort Ticonderoga on land and water beginning on Saturday, May 5! The world-renowned military landmark, museum, and family destination encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. As a premier historic site, Fort Ticonderoga offers an unmatched glimpse into the past.

“Fort Ticonderoga is a must-see destination that tells the complex story of our nation’s military heritage and its role in the founding of the United States,” said Beth Hill, President and CEO. “The Fort Ticonderoga experience offers opportunity to explore history in a multifaceted way through engaging daily living history programs and demonstrations, marching to the beat of fifes and drums on the same grounds as our nation’s first soldiers, touring beautiful gardens, or examining our many exquisite collections.”

At Fort Ticonderoga, experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else. New in 2018, discover the British campaign to control the strategic waters on Lake Champlain in 1781 as the American Revolution raged on. Explore this story and Ticonderoga’s many other epic chapters through new programs and museum exhibits, layers of history throughout breathtaking gardens, daily boat tours aboard the Carillon, soldiers’ life programs, Mount Defiance, hands-on family activities, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and more!

Other experiences include living history events, special tours and behind-the-scenes programs, battle reenactments, workshops, and seminars. Fort Ticonderoga interpretive staff offer world-class experiences that help visitors get a realistic look at daily military life. Through maritime trades and boat building to the care of animals and production of clothing, a visit to Fort Ticonderoga connects soldiers’ daily activities with broader themes of military campaigns, control over North America, and ultimately the founding of our nation.

Visit or call 518-585-2821 for more information.

Fort Ticonderoga is open for daily visitation May 5 through October 31, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., rain or shine. Special events and programs are offered throughout the year.

General admission tickets can be purchased online at or on site at the admissions booth upon entry. Admission tickets allow visitors to buy one day admission and visit the next day for free. Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Resident Ambassador Pass holders receive free general admission. Combination tickets for admission and Carillon boat cruises are also available.

Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™

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 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.

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

Photo copyright Fort Ticonderoga. Photo Credit Carl Heilman II.