Wish you had more time at Fort Ticonderoga than just one day? Attending a special event weekend? Purchase a two-day ticket or join our membership program to have greater access to all the Fort Ticonderoga has to offer!
The First Full Day
Begin your Fort Ticonderoga adventure taking a boat cruise on Lake Champlain. Board Fort Ticonderoga's very own Carillon Cruise Boat docked on Lake Champlain, down by the King's Garden. Purchase a combination Fort Ticonderoga/boat ticket for the cruise to get your family discount. The 90 minute cruise will offer incredible scenic beauty and a unique historic perspective that you and your family will never forget. Return to Fort Ticonderoga for lunch at America's Fort Cafe to enjoy our localvore fresh King's Garden salads, delicious sandwiches, and variety of beverages for all. Catch the afternoon tour and musket demonstration and even take a picture with one of our interpretive staff members! If you still have time, be sure to visit our museum exhibitions featuring the award-winning "Last Argument of King's" exhibit located in the Mars Education Center. Be sure to include the afternoon tour on Mount Defiance to get a spectacular birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga's strategic location and one of the best views of Vermont's Green Mountains and Lake Champlain in the region!
Looking for some evening activities? Check out our July and August calendar to reserve your spot for one of our highly acclaimed evening tours such as Guns by Night and the Sunset Cruise!
Your Last Day
No visit to Fort Ticonderoga is complete without exploring the beautiful King's Garden! Arrive early to enjoy a peaceful morning stroll in the garden where you'll enjoy the fragrant and vibrant beauty of the walled colonial revival garden built in the 1920s. Explore our Discovery Gardens including our newest cut flower garden and roll up your sleeves to discover Fort Ticonderoga's centuries of horticulture history! Take time to relax in our gazebo located on the lawn in front of the historic Pavilion, the 19th-century Pell family home, to enjoy the pristine landscape and stunning lake views overlooking Vermont's Green Mountains and Mount Independence. Before departing, be sure to make a stop in the Museum Store located in the Log House Welcome Center to purchase unique gifts and bring home a part of our epic history with you! The Carillon Battlefield is along your exit drive so be sure to stop on the exit road to see North America's most intact 18th-century earthworks and learn more about the epic 1758 battle that resulted in the most casualties in North American history until the American Civil War.