Demonstration on Fort Ticondergoga in front of group tour

Why This Iconic Landmark
Should be on Your Bucket-list!

If you have a bucket-list of must-see destinations, we’re sure the likes of the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China, and the Coliseum are on it. But is Fort Ticonderoga? The centuries old landmark is a key factor in America’s history and provides visitors with adventures unlike any other! Hear stories about soldiers, hike the battlefield, and discover the largest artillery collection in North America. Rain or Shine, Fort Ticonderoga is a destination with attractions the whole family can enjoy.

Read on to learn the top 10 reasons why Fort Ticonderoga should be on your destination bucket-list!

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Bullets and blades collection1) Fort Ticonderoga has one of North America’s premier collections of 18th-century military culture

Whether you’re a history buff or not, every visitor will enjoy viewing the extensive collections of historic weapons. The exhibits include firearms and sidearms from the late 17th century through the American War of Independence. Explore the muskets, pistols, and swords that helped America to victory!

Carillon Cruise Boat2) Go Behind the Scenes with Special Tours

For a truly unique experience, sign up for the one of the special tours Fort Ticonderoga offers. Enjoy the flash of cannons and guns at night in a 90-minute Guns by Night tour and demonstration of 18th century weaponry. The Gossip Tour will have you going beyond the battles to get the real story of Fort Ticonderoga and the all the drama. It’s history like you’ve never heard it before! Enjoy a relaxing summer evening during a Sunset Boat Cruise aboard the Carillon. Stories of armed schooners to prohibition-era rum runners will fire your imagination during your scenic trip on Lake Champlain.

lake champlain and lake george3) The Land Between Two Waters

Marvel at the stunning natural beauty across our 2,000 acres nestled in the Adirondacks overlooking Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont. Ticonderoga, the land between two waters, is centrally located and situated beautifully on Lake George and Lake Champlain. Fort Ticonderoga sits in an ideal location to launch your Adirondack vacation and beyond! Positioned at the northern part of Lake George and in the southern portion of the Adirondack Park, several wonderful and diverse experiences await you nearby and just a short drive away.

Liberty Pouch4) One of the Largest and Most Diverse Collections of Military Material Culture in North America

When Fort Ticonderoga opened in 1909, the founders intended to create “the finest military museum in America” and sought military related artifacts of the Colonial and Revolutionary period. The collection includes items that span from 1609 to 1815 and are not limited to one nation, theatre, or battle, but broadly documents the early modern military experience.

Young girl with oxen5) Attractions for Everyone to Enjoy

Rain or shine, visitors of all ages will make a lifetime of memories when they visit Fort Ticonderoga. Begin your day watching musket and cannon demos to learn how soldiers worked together to hold their ground. Afterwards, take a walk-through King’s Garden where you will meet friendly heritage breed animals or enjoy a hands-on horticulture experience. The Carillon boat cruise or a hike along the Carillon Battlefield Trail is an exciting way to spend the afternoon! Don’t forget to visit the restored South Barracks, home of nearly 10,000 sq ft of exhibit space where you will find interactive and engaging exhibits.

Pell Pavilion6) Discover Centuries of Stories

The history of the Ticonderoga peninsula stretches back into prehistory. Explore the unique history of this remarkable place in peace and war over the centuries. From the imperial wars of the 18th century, through the preservation and restoration of Fort Ticonderoga in the 19th and 20th centuries see what has captured the imaginations and ambitions of soldiers, subjects, and citizens from across the world and made Ticonderoga famous.

Children with historic trades soldier7) Make Family Memories with Activities for Kids

You and your family will enjoy a day spent exploring the fort and learning through hands-on activities. The youngest visitors make crafts and roll-up their sleeves in fun hands-on activities while learning about Fort Ticonderoga! Help soldiers with their daily duties, make a historic hat, and discover the science and math behind maritime trades. Be sure to get the scoop on all the family activities across the 2000-acre historic landscape and in the museum during a family tour!

cannon during fall foliage8) Experience Fall at Fort Ticonderoga

The fun doesn’t stop when summer is over. Surrounded by the changing leaves in the Adirondack Mountains, Fort Ticonderoga is a must-see in the fall. Pick your own apples from King’s Garden to make in to apple pie or apple sauce. Our 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze is available to conquer mid-August through October. The design changes every year making it a great family tradition. End the day with a hike or drive up Mount Defiance to take in the fall foliage and the beauty surrounding the fort.

1758 interpretive 9) Every Day is an Event and Every Year is a New Experience

There is never a dull day! Fort Ticonderoga is the only site in America that tells a new story each year through dynamic historical interpretation. This year discover the epic story of 1758 through guided tours of the fort, musket and cannon firing demonstrations, or a tour of the beautiful King’s Garden. A ride on the Carillon provides a stunning view of Lake Champlain and a lesson on the lake’s maritime heritage. Parents and kids will both enjoy learning about musket maintenance, tailoring, shoemaking, and so many more of the daily tasks that took place at Fort Ticonderoga.

kids eating ice cream10) Food and Beverages

You’ll have a dining experience to remember when you visit Fort Ticonderoga. Our Farm-to-Fork Café features a menu of fresh dishes made with fruits and vegetables from our very own King’s Garden. Our dairy partner Black River Produce provides fresh produce and connects our chefs with numerous regional small farms in New York and Vermont. Round out your meal with regional beer and wine for a truly delicious lunch!

If you’d like to enjoy a picnic lunch, there are several spots around Fort Ticonderoga to relax and have your meal. Convenient and healthy Grab & Go options are also available at the Museum Store for additional lunch options and a snack to fuel your historic experience. Sit in the shade at a table near King’s Garden or sit at the picnic area near the Log House Welcome Center. Hikers can eat under cover in the pavilion at the summit of Mount Defiance surrounded by Lake Champlain, the Adirondack Mountains, and the Green Mountains.

Visiting the Adirondack and
Lake George Regions?

Ticonderoga is centrally located and situated beautifully on Lake George and Lake Champlain. Fort Ticonderoga sits in an ideal location to launch your Adirondack vacation and beyond! Positioned at the northern part of Lake George and in the southern portion of the Adirondack Park, several wonderful and diverse experiences await you nearby and just a short drive away.

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