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.


Ticonderoga, A Legacy Even before the Revolution, Ticonderoga was legendary. Explore the legacy of Ticonderoga through popular and military culture over two centuries, including the U.S. Navy vessels that have borne its name. 
*Located on the third floor of the Soldier's Barracks*

1758: Decision at Carillon Follow the course of the bloodiest battle fought in North America until the Civil War. This new exhibit provides an hour-by-hour breakdown of how the battle unfolded.
*Located upstairs in the Mars Education Center*

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.
*Located downstairs in the Mars Education Center*

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.
*Located on the main floor in the Mars Education Center*

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