Museum Exhibits

Fort Ticonderoga holds one of North America's premier collections of 18th-century military material culture. The exhibits contain thousands of objects and tell thousands of stories, narrating the history of Fort Ticonderoga from the military culture of the 18th century to the reconstruction of the fort in the 20th century.


Pieces of Eight: Curiosities from the Collection Observe objects from the bodies of famous or interesting characters from early American history including George Washington, renowned “Painter of the American Revolution” John Trumbull, Benedict Arnold, and even a human rib tied to the legend of Jane McCrea.

Society of the Cincinnati Gold Eagle Medal View one of the rarest and most historically important objects from the American Revolution. 

Great Wars: Ticonderoga and World War The 18th century and the 20th century collide in this exploration of our museum founders’ experience in World War I.

Sarah Pell's Struggle for History and Human Rights Discover Sarah's pioneering role in historic preservation and women's rights. Learn how the past informs our work in the present.

1781: A War Not Yet Won You thought the war was over, learn the real story of Ticonderoga’s final occupation.

Soldiers' Barracks: Fully restored in 1931, the South Barracks has been the museum's primary exhibition space. The building encompasses three stories and nearly 10,000 square feet of gallery space covering topics from prehistory to the 20th century. Highlights include:

Ground Floor West:

Second Floor:

Third Floor:

Special Programs:

  • Beyond Bullets and Blades: A unique opportunity to go beyond the exhibition case to examine and handle original 18th-century weapons with the supervision and knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga’s expert staff. For more information visit: Behind the Scenes and Special Tours