King's Garden

At the King’s Garden, we celebrate Ticonderoga’s long legacy, including an epic 18th-century narrative, landmark preservation in the 19th-century, and monumental restoration in the 20th-century. Come to the King’s Garden to explore one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in America. Explore the brick pathways in the colorful colonial revival garden designed by Marian Coffin for the Pell family in 1921. Take in all the aroma and color of this 20th-century garden and be sure to get rooted in the history of this land by seeing our other five gardens that demonstrate the layers of horticulture at Ticonderoga. Join a tour of this epic land, or get your hands dirty in one of our hands-on horticulture programs. Interact with today’s gardeners to discover tips to bring home in your own gardens, or talk with our historical gardeners to realize just how vast the history of horticulture is at Ticonderoga. All this, while enjoying the breath-taking beauty of the King’s Garden.

Take a look at our Heritage Breeds programs, featuring Red Devon Oxen and Dominique Chickens!

Tours:

Breaking Ground: A Tour of the Historic Gardens
May, June, September, October 11:30 AM, 2:30 PM(Begins at large American flag) 
June 26--August 27 11:45 AM & 2:45 PM (Begins at large American flag)
From military garrison gardens to a secluded colonial revival commemorative spectacle of color and light, explore one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in America. Discover the layers of horticultural history of the Ticonderoga peninsula.

Garden Programs:

Centuries of Seeds and Stories
Let our flowers and friendly staff be your guide to the layers of history found in the King’s Garden. Explore how this lakeside farmland was used for French soldiers growing vegetables in 1758 to fresh fruits and flowers for guests at the Pavilion Hotel a century later, and beyond. Walk brick paths of the 20th-century walled garden, a tribute to the soldiers who fought on this ground and a witness to the first historic preservation and reconstruction effort in America
 

 

Apple Picking:

 

August-October
A great fall family visit to Fort Ticonderoga means cool, crisp air, gorgeous Autumn leaves, and picking heirloom apples in the King's Garden! Join us this fall to pick apples by the bag from the Pell family orchard planted in 1911. Your pruning, picking, and apple munching will help keep this orchard thriving for another century.

Pick your own 1/2 bushel bags are available for $1.00. (A garden staff member will be available to help point out the best, ripest apples).

Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
NEW 2019 Design! 

Share time with family and friends while exploring a unique corn maze located on the shores of Lake Champlain at Fort Ticonderoga! Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn. Find clues connected to our story while you make your way through the maze!