Frequently Asked Questions

Is Fort Ticonderoga a National State Park? Can I get in for free with my National State Park Pass?
No, The Fort Ticonderoga Association is an independent not-for-profit educational organization. Therefore, National Park Passes are not accepted. All proceeds support its mission to preserve, educate, and provoke active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations.

Are there photography and video policies?
Yes, your ticket to Fort Ticonderoga includes a notice that visitors may be photographed by Museum photographers. These images may be used to publicize the Museum in print, online, and display materials, and may also be distributed to the media. Please inform the photographer if you would not like to be photographed.

Photography and videos taken on the fort grounds and in the museum are limited to personal use only and may not be sold, broadcasted, or otherwise publicly displayed without prior permission. For questions about photographic rights and reproductions, filming at Fort Ticonderoga, and all associated fee schedules, please contact

Except where written permission has been granted, camera tripods and lights are prohibited on fort property. Selfie-sticks are not permitted in the museum. For more information about using and crediting images from Fort Ticonderoga in your project. 

What year is it at Fort Ticonderoga?
Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience! New in 2019, explore the French Army’s defense against British invasion, which climaxed in the 1758 epic Battle of Carillon.

How can I see museum objects not currently on display?
For more information on scheduling a research appointment, please see our Research webpage:

To see Ticonderoga Collections online, an online collections database with hundreds of records to objects both on and off display, please visit:

Is Fort Ticonderoga pet-friendly?
Fort Ticonderoga happily welcomes leashed pets on the property! Pets must remain attended to at all times; only service animals are allowed inside the buildings, in the King's Garden, and aboard M/V Carillon.

I purchased a daytime admission ticket, but am unable to visit as planned. Can I cancel my purchase?
Admission tickets are non-refundable once purchased.


What is a living history museum?
A living History Museum seeks to bring the past back to life through historic buildings and costumed interpreters. In addition to more traditional museum exhibits, as you move through Fort Ticonderoga, you will encounter spaces which have been recreated to look as they did in the 18th century. You will also encounter individuals dressed in the clothes of the period, and doing tasks that might have been performed at Ticonderoga during the French and Indian War or American War for Independence.

Will the Carillon cruise boat still operate if it's raining? Is there a restroom on board? 
The Carillon operates rain or shine. In the case of hazardeous weather, the Carillon will not operate. 
There is a restroom conveniently located on board. You can also purchase soft drinks, beer, wine, and snacks!

How should I address the interpreters?
At Fort Ticonderoga, interpreters do not portray specific historical individuals, instead, they aim to represent the types of people who populated the fort at that time. Because of this, they speak from the perspective of 21st-century historians, rather than speaking as if they were really from the 18th century. They are there to help you understand the fort’s history and love it when you ask them questions about what they are doing. Please feel free to engage them in conversation and ask questions! You will find them a wealth of information!

I would love to visit Fort Ticonderoga, but I don't have time to enjoy all that a general admission ticket has to offer. Does Fort Ticonderoga offer a partial ticket?
Fort Ticonderoga does not have a partial ticket option. However, NEW at Fort Ticonderoga, admission tickets are buy one day, visit the next day FREEGet your daily itinerary at the Admission Booth and enjoy 2-days worth of guided tours, weapon demonstrations, hands-on programming, and more! Be sure to ascend to Mount Defiance and cruise the shores of Lake Champlain aboard the Carillon tour boat! Guests who wish to visit Fort Ticonderoga for a short amount of time with the intent to come back should consider becoming a Member, which gives guests one year of free admission to the Fort among other great benefits.

Is Fort Ticonderoga accessible for guests with limited mobility?
Fort Ticonderoga welcomes guests with special needs. Contact us in advance if you have questions or need further assistance. For more information call (518) 585-2821. Parking is located near the Log House Welcome Center and King's Garden. Handicapped accessible bathrooms are located at the Log House Welcome Center, Mars Education Center, and King's Garden. Our museum campus is large with rugged terrain which in some cases is difficult to navigate for people with special needs. A wheelchair is available for guest use and can be picked up at the Guest Service Desk at the Log House Welcome Center.

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