• One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

Welcome!

Fort Ticonderoga is now in Winter Quarters! From November through April, Fort Ticonderoga is open for special living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Stay up-to-date with on-site events and virtual programs by visiting the event calendar.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for visitation Tuesday-Sunday May 4-October 27, 2024!

MARCH 9: Battle Reenactment: 1759 Battle on Snowshoes

This event vividly recreates the final winter battle between a scout of Haudenosaunee Warriors, British Regulars, and Rogers’ Rangers, versus the French garrison of soldiers, Canadians and Native American warriors at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7, 1759. As a rich experience for guests of all ages, explore dramatic wilderness warfare in the final Battle on Snowshoes in 1759.

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  • March

    9

    Battle Reenactment: 1759 Battle on Snowshoes

    Robert Rogers and his Rangers return to Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, March 9, 2024 for the dramatic 1759 Battle on Snowshoes reenactment from 10am-4pm! The Battle on Snowshoes event vividly recreates the final winter battle between a scout of Haudenosaunee Warriors, British Regulars, and Rogers’ Rangers, versus the French garrison of soldiers, Canadians and Native American […]

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  • March

    10

    Virtual Author Series featuring Jack Kelly

    The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Colonial and Revolutionary War history. In his new book God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America’s Most Hated Man, author Jack Kelly brings the smell of gunpowder to every page in this riveting account of Benedict Arnold’s military career. Kelly’s account of […]

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  • March

    16–17

    Winter Workshop Series: Brunswick & Hessian Regimental Coats

    In this two-day workshop, learn the latest research on Brunswick and Hessian enlisted regimental coats as you build your own. Discover the unique details and differences between different states’ and regiments’ uniforms. This workshop is BYOL — bring your own lace– due to the specificity of these trimmings. Most regimental and campaign details can be […]

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  • March

    22

    The 30th Annual Ticonderoga Ball

    This stunning black tie affair supports Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. Enjoy dinner, a live auction, and dancing to the Lester Lanin Orchestra at the elegant Union League Club in New York City. For more information call 518-585-2821 […]

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  • March

    27

    Fort Fever Series featuring Tabitha Hubbard

    The Fort Fever Series is a virtual series presented by Fort Ticonderoga staff. Join Fort Ticonderoga Collections Manager, Tabitha Hubbard, as she highlights the incredible strides Collections staff have made in documenting, preserving, and making accessible Ticonderoga’s world-class collections. In the last few years, the Collections Department has made momentous progress in cataloging, inventorying, and […]

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  • April

    6

    Twelfth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium 

    The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Twelfth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium on Saturday, April 6, 2024. This program features practical strategies for expanding and improving your garden and landscape. We invite you to join us, whether you are an experienced gardener or you are just getting started, for helpful insights from garden […]

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  • April

    7

    Living History Event: 1774 His Majesty’s Garrison of Ticonderoga

    In this one-day living history event, Fort Ticonderoga will portray 1774 with peacetime garrison life in British North America on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Examine the daily life of British soldiers and their families tending to activities like cooking, shoemaking, and carpentry. Discover family life for the British garrison in 1774 and the […]

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  • April

    14

    Virtual Author Series featuring Jim Piecuch

    The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Colonial and Revolutionary War history. In South Carolina Provincials: Loyalists in British Service during the American Revolution, historian Jim Piecuch provides the first comprehensive history of those South Carolinians who took up arms to assist the British during their attempt to quell the rebellion in […]

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  • April

    24

    Fort Fever Series featuring Cameron Green

    The Fort Fever Series is a virtual series presented by Fort Ticonderoga staff. Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Interpretation, Cameron Green, as we look forward to the 2024 Campaign Season at Fort Ticonderoga! This year, we will be launching REAL TIME REVOLUTION™ as our public history program highlights the year 1774 to begin commemorating the […]

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  • May

    4–5

    Living History Event: “For the Good of the King’s Service”

    In this exciting two-day living history event, experience peacetime garrison life in British North America on the eve of the Revolutionary War as Fort Ticonderoga begins REAL TIME REVOLUTION™! 250 years to the day, discover daily life for British soldiers and their families in 1774, with peacetime activities like gardening, shoemaking, tailoring, and boatbuilding. This […]

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  • May

    17

    Annual History Conference for Educators 

    This annual daylong conference immerses teachers in primary sources, material culture, and pedagogical techniques to help connect students to history. Presentations are by classroom teachers, museum staff, archivists, and academics. With the approach of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution, each session of this conference explores one of five themes: Power of Place Revolutionary Possibilities […]

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  • May

    17–19

    Twenty-Eighth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

    Fort Ticonderoga presents the Twenty-Eighth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War over three days, Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, 2024. Since its beginning in 1996, this premier seminar focuses on subjects related to the Seven Years’ War in North America and beyond, drawing speakers and participants from across North America and Europe.   Attendees can […]

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About Fort Ticonderoga

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a major cultural destination, museum, historic site, and center for learning. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually. 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.
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The book that recounts the life of Robert Rogers, a hero in the French and Indian War, is available on our online Museum Store! https://shop.fortticonderoga.org/products/robert-rogers-of-the-rangers?_pos=1&_sid=fb70e1f9e&_ss=r 

This book is the classic biography of Robert Rogers, founder and leader of The Rangers. Historian Julian Boyd says "Here at last, is a straight, unvarnished account of the most famous of the 18th-century forerunners of the Commandos of the 20th century. Robert Rogers' exploits around Ticonderoga and Crown Point won him fame on two continents." This splendid biography is recommended by the Company of Military Collectors and Historians. Author John R. Cuneo was a lawyer as well as an historian. 

Be sure to join Fort Ticonderoga on March 9th as Robert Rogers and his Rangers return to Ticonderoga during the dramatic 1759 Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment from 10am-4pm! https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/battle-reenactment-1759-battle-on-snowshoes/
#OTD in 1774 Ticonderoga's future was being debated. General Fredrick Haldimand, acting Commander in Chief in North America had reported to his superiors about the condition of Ticonderoga, noting that “By Report made of this Fort it is in a most ruinous Situation all the Parapet (which is made of Logs and fill’d in with Earth) is fallen down, and many of the Casemates are fallen in."

Haldimand wrote to the Earl of Dartmouth, Secretary of State for the Colonies, #OTD to say that he preferred Crown Point "from its healthiness and being better adapted for a place of strength to secure the communication with Canada" The problem was its condition, earlier a survey commented that “By the Powder Magazine taking Fire, it blew up, by which the whole Fort is burnt to the Ground.”

Haldimand told Dartmouth "as I cannot form an Exact Idea of the expence attend[in]g the rebuild[in]g of either of these two Posts I shall send an Engineer on the spot to View it to form a proper plan and given the Estimate thereof, which I shall transmit to Your Lordship as soon as possible.” That engineer wouldn't arrive until May, 1774, while the fortifications continued to deteriorate and tensions across American continued to simmer.

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The next Fort Ticonderoga Author Series program on Sunday, March 10th at 2pm ET, features Jack Kelly, author of "God Save Benedict Arnold: The True Story of America's Most Hated Man." Free for members. Register here: 

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/virtual-author-series-featuring-jack-kelly/
Bon anniversaire, and Happy Birthday to Louis Joseph, Marquis de Montcalm!

The famous commander of French Forces in North America from 1756 to 1759 was born this leap day in 1712 (although his birthday is also recorded as the 28th). Montcalm joined the French army before turning 13, and served for decades in Europe before being posted to America. There he earned his greatest victory at Ticonderoga in 1758 but ultimately died from wounds suffered during the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759, that witnessed the fall of Québec.

You can check out some of his letters and dispatches, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga's collection, on our online collections database: https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/person/D34162E9-6460-4A2D-8FF0-686669524290
The 2024 growing season is right around the corner! The Twelfth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium takes place Saturday, April 6, 2024, and features well-known gardener Charlie Nardozzi as keynote. Visit the Garden & Landscape Symposium web page here and sign up now to guarantee your spot, either in-person or virtually! REGISTER BY THIS FRIDAY, March 1st, to save $15! 

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/twelfth-annual-garden-landscape-symposium/
Use your extra day wisely...purchase your tickets for the upcoming Ticonderoga Ball on March 22! 

This stunning black tie affair held at The Union League Club in NYC is our most important annual fundraising event, benefiting our museum’s operations, the preservation of Fort Ticonderoga’s 2000-acre historic site, nationally recognized educational programming, and award-winning exhibits. 

Limited tickets are available and we hope to see you there! https://us.givergy.com/2024ticonderogaball/?controller=tickets 

#NationalLeapDay #LetsHaveABall
The next Fort Fever Series program is this evening, Wednesday, February 28th at 7pm ET, and features Dr. Matthew Keagle, Fort Ticonderoga's Curator, on "A Revolutionary Anthology: Power of Place and the 250th Anniversary of the American Revolution." Free for members. REGISTER BY 5PM ET TODAY! Register here: 

https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/fort-fever-series-featuring-dr-matthew-keagle/
Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 9th as Fort Ticonderoga recreates the signature 1759 Battle on Snowshoes from 10am-4pm! 

Although the 1759 Battle on Snowshoes is the least familiar of the three Battle on Snowshoes, it was arguably Robert Rogers’ most successful. This reenactment highlights the changing situation by 1759 as Haudenosaunee Warriors and British Regulars made up the majority of Rogers’ force, working seamlessly with rangers. With both grand strategy and the visceral details for life on the front lines, we’re excited to portray this dramatic prelude to the 1759 campaign, a turning point in the history of North America.

Tickets and the full event schedule can be found by visiting the link in our bio: https://www.fortticonderoga.org/ft_events/battle-reenactment-1759-battle-on-snowshoes/