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100 Fort Ti Rd
Ticonderoga , NY 12883
Main Contact: Beth Hill

 

Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. Bring the family and experience history come alive by land and by water! Spend the day and discover all that Fort Ticonderoga has to offer. Open rain or shine!

Experience Fort Ticonderoga and immerse yourself in a place where America made history! Fort Ticonderoga is a family destination, a center of learning and an interactive, multi-faceted experience. It's exploring the beautiful gardens, finding adventure in our events, marching with the Fife and Drum Corps, and learning about historic trade. It's a visit through the reconstruted Fort, a stroll overlooking Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont, and an afternoon in our exhibit galleries exploring our premier collections. A visit to Fort Ticonderoga connects all visitors to a place and time that defined a continet, a nation, and its continued legacy.

Fort Ticonderoga is the only site in America that tells a new story each year through dynamic historical interpretation. This year, discover 1756 from the French perspective and explore how it took an empire to sustain and fight for a continent. Daily programming brings to life this epic story through tours, soldier's life programs, historic trades, soldier's gardening and hands-on family programs.

Your adventure awaits! NEW for 2015- Take a tour around the Ticonderoga Peninsula on our Carillon Boat Cruise. Daily, evening, and group tours, as well as charters available. Travel the historic La Chute waterway in a rented canoe. Visitors can also witness and birds-eye view of Fort TIconderoga's strategic military landscape at the summit of Mount Defiance! Explore our six-acre corn maze designed especially for Fort Ticonderoga, open daily 8/14/15-8/31/15, Sat. & Sun. 9/5/15-10/18/15. Also open 9/17/15 & 10/12/15. Experience the maze at night! Maze by Moonlight, Friday 10/23/15 & Saturday 10/24/15. For more information on special events, daily programs, and battle re-enactments, visit www.fortticonderoga.org. Spend the day, rain or shine, at America's Fort! Open daily 5/9/15-10/18/15. Two day tickets available! 

 

 

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Upcoming Events

When: Today at 2:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
A unique opportunity to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collection to learn how 18th-century arms were made and used. Limited to 5 participants. How heavy are the muskets, swords, and bayonets that decided the wars of the 18th century? Have you ever wondered how they were made? Beyond Bullets and Blades is a unique experience; an 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. The firearms of the 18th century were built by hand, but not the products of quaint blacksmith shops. Industrial methods were used to produce weapons by the thousands to equip soldiers across the globe. Learn how artisans in Europe and America transformed iron, brass, and wood into the weapons that decided empires and revolutions. Feel the bulk and imagine what it was like for the soldiers of the 18th century to carry these very weapons into Battle. This specialty experience is offered Wednesdays at 2 pm from May to August. Cost is $15. Limited to 5 participants (age 13 and over) per tour. Tours meet in the Mars Education Center Atrium. Must be able to lift 10 - 20 pounds.
When: Today at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Travel underneath Fort Ticonderoga to visit the remains of the original French fortification, off limits to the general public, and explore how Fort Ticonderoga was built, and re-built over two centuries. Over 250 years ago French soldiers dug, chiseled, and blasted their way into the very rock of the Ticonderoga peninsula to create a fortress to defend New France. Within just a few decades from those first hammer blows New France had fallen a new nation was created and Fort Ticonderoga had fallen into ruin. When it was restored in the early 1900s much of what remained from the original fort was entombed beneath the reconstructed walls. This tour will go underneath and inside the fort to visit these areas, off limits to the general public, to see the handiwork of French masons and soldiers who toiled here two centuries ago. Join Matthew Keagle, Curator of Collections, on a guided tour beneath the walls and into the ground to explore how Fort Ticonderoga was built, and re-built, and how these spaces now support the modern museum. Tours take place every other Wednesday July through August (July 15, 29 and August 12, 26). Tours begin at 5:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tour duration is about 1 ? hours. Space is limited to 12 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Price is $35 per person. Your receipt acts as your reservation for the tour and must be presented to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Climbing stairs and passing through narrow spaces is required on this tour and it is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Tour will proceed rain or shine. *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Thu, Jul 30, 2015 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night in this unique 90-minute tour of and demonstration of 18th-century guns, big and small! Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannons that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga and influenced and shaped the strategic importance of this important frontier citadel. Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the Fort during the French & Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution. The tour concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine tour. The entrance gate will open at 7:30 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 ? hours. Tours take place every Thursday July through August (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20) *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
Join us for an immersive experience, following in the steps of soldiers in the continental army learning some of their drill and marching here on the historic ground of Ticonderoga. Fun for the whole family! Join Fort Ticonderoga for a new and exciting evening program presented on Tuesday evenings in July and August. Soldier for an Evening! is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. Your whole family can join together as new recruits to see what it was like to be a soldier at Ticonderoga in 1775 at the dawn of the American Revolution. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. The cost of this family adventure is $15 per person; advanced registration is required. In this program, guests are immersed in the daily routine of the Continental soldiers garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga in the weeks after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775. Participants form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of soldiers. Guests learn about the training used to prepare soldiers to meet a powerful enemy, what soldiers ate, where they slept, and experience the confusion of battle. During your participation in Soldier for an Evening!, you will witness the power and use of 18th-century guns during the musket demonstration and practice formation tactics. Be prepared to march! The soldiers' experience comes to life as participants explore key aspects of the American Revolution. This program is a strong cooperative activity and is great for families and groups. The entrance gate will open at 6:00 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour. Tours take place every Tuesday July through August, as well as Saturday July 4 (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18). *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
A unique opportunity to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collection to learn how 18th-century arms were made and used. Limited to 5 participants. How heavy are the muskets, swords, and bayonets that decided the wars of the 18th century? Have you ever wondered how they were made? Beyond Bullets and Blades is a unique experience; an 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. The firearms of the 18th century were built by hand, but not the products of quaint blacksmith shops. Industrial methods were used to produce weapons by the thousands to equip soldiers across the globe. Learn how artisans in Europe and America transformed iron, brass, and wood into the weapons that decided empires and revolutions. Feel the bulk and imagine what it was like for the soldiers of the 18th century to carry these very weapons into Battle. This specialty experience is offered Wednesdays at 2 pm from May to August. Cost is $15. Limited to 5 participants (age 13 and over) per tour. Tours meet in the Mars Education Center Atrium. Must be able to lift 10 - 20 pounds. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Wed, Aug 5, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Enjoy the sunset over Lake Champlain as you explore William Ferris Pell's Pavilion, a grand private residence and later hotel, and see how modern science combined with old fashioned historical research has helped to shed light on the building's secrets. Enjoy the sunset over Lake Champlain as you explore William Ferris Pell's Pavilion, a grand private residence and later hotel, and see how modern science combined with old fashioned historical research has helped to shed light on the building's secrets. Join Museum Staff for a guided tour of Ticonderoga's other history as the sun sets over Lake Champlain. Step inside the Pavilion, currently closed to the general public, to learn about the men and women who saved Ticonderoga from destruction and made their home on the Shores of Lake Champlain. See how modern science combined with old-fashioned historical research has helped to shed light on the building's secrets. Walk in the footsteps of Robert Todd Lincoln, President William Howard Taft, and hundreds of others who have visited the Pavilion over almost two centuries. Built by William Ferris Pell in the 1820s, when Fort Ticonderoga was preserved, it became a hotel following a family tragedy in 1839 and welcomed guests to the ruins of the old fort for 60 years. It was revived as a Pell family summer residence in 1909 as the fort was restored and remained so through 1987. This is a rare chance to step inside the oldest intact structure remaining on the garrison grounds, off limits for almost 30 years and only just now starting to give up the secrets of its construction and use. Tours take place every other Wednesday July through August (July 8, 22 and August 5, 19). Tours begin at 5:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Allow approximately two hours for this tour. Space is limited to 12 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Price is $35 per person. Extended periods of walking, climbing stairs and passing through narrow spaces is required on this tour and it is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Tour will proceed rain or shine. *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Thu, Aug 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night in this unique 90-minute tour and demonstration of 18th-century guns, big and small! Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannons that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga and influenced and shaped the strategic importance of this important frontier citadel. Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the Fort during the French & Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution. The tour concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine tour. The entrance gate will open at 7:30 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 ? hours. Tours take place every Thursday July through August (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20) *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
Join us for an immersive experience, following in the steps of soldiers in the continental army learning some of their drill and marching here on the historic ground of Ticonderoga. Fun for the whole family! Join Fort Ticonderoga for a new and exciting evening program presented on Tuesday evenings in July and August. Soldier for an Evening! is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. Your whole family can join together as new recruits to see what it was like to be a soldier at Ticonderoga in 1775 at the dawn of the American Revolution. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. The cost of this family adventure is $15 per person; advanced registration is required. In this program, guests are immersed in the daily routine of the Continental soldiers garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga in the weeks after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775. Participants form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of soldiers. Guests learn about the training used to prepare soldiers to meet a powerful enemy, what soldiers ate, where they slept, and experience the confusion of battle. During your participation in Soldier for an Evening!, you will witness the power and use of 18th-century guns during the musket demonstration and practice formation tactics. Be prepared to march! The soldiers' experience comes to life as participants explore key aspects of the American Revolution. This program is a strong cooperative activity and is great for families and groups. The entrance gate will open at 6:00 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour. Tours take place every Tuesday July through August, as well as Saturday July 4 (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18). *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
A unique opportunity to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collection to learn how 18th-century arms were made and used. Limited to 5 participants. How heavy are the muskets, swords, and bayonets that decided the wars of the 18th century? Have you ever wondered how they were made? Beyond Bullets and Blades is a unique experience; an 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. The firearms of the 18th century were built by hand, but not the products of quaint blacksmith shops. Industrial methods were used to produce weapons by the thousands to equip soldiers across the globe. Learn how artisans in Europe and America transformed iron, brass, and wood into the weapons that decided empires and revolutions. Feel the bulk and imagine what it was like for the soldiers of the 18th century to carry these very weapons into Battle. This specialty experience is offered Wednesdays at 2 pm from May to August. Cost is $15. Limited to 5 participants (age 13 and over) per tour. Tours meet in the Mars Education Center Atrium. Must be able to lift 10 - 20 pounds. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Wed, Aug 12, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Travel underneath Fort Ticonderoga to visit the remains of the original French fortification, off limits to the general public, and explore how Fort Ticonderoga was built, and re-built over two centuries. Over 250 years ago French soldiers dug, chiseled, and blasted their way into the very rock of the Ticonderoga peninsula to create a fortress to defend New France. Within just a few decades from those first hammer blows New France had fallen a new nation was created and Fort Ticonderoga had fallen into ruin. When it was restored in the early 1900s much of what remained from the original fort was entombed beneath the reconstructed walls. This tour will go underneath and inside the fort to visit these areas, off limits to the general public, to see the handiwork of French masons and soldiers who toiled here two centuries ago. Join Matthew Keagle, Curator of Collections, on a guided tour beneath the walls and into the ground to explore how Fort Ticonderoga was built, and re-built, and how these spaces now support the modern museum. Tours take place every other Wednesday July through August (July 15, 29 and August 12, 26). Tours begin at 5:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tour duration is about 1 ? hours. Space is limited to 12 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Price is $35 per person. Your receipt acts as your reservation for the tour and must be presented to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Climbing stairs and passing through narrow spaces is required on this tour and it is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Tour will proceed rain or shine. *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Thu, Aug 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night in this unique 90-minute tour of and demonstration of 18th-century guns, big and small! Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannons that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga and influenced and shaped the strategic importance of this important frontier citadel. Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the Fort during the French & Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution. The tour concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine tour. The entrance gate will open at 7:30 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 ? hours. Tours take place every Thursday July through August (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20) *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Fri, Aug 14, 2015 until Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Opens August 14th! Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Tue, Aug 18, 2015 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
Join us for an immersive experience, following in the steps of soldiers in the continental army learning some of their drill and marching here on the historic ground of Ticonderoga. Fun for the whole family! Join Fort Ticonderoga for a new and exciting evening program presented on Tuesday evenings in July and August. Soldier for an Evening! is your chance to enlist in the Continental Army. Your whole family can join together as new recruits to see what it was like to be a soldier at Ticonderoga in 1775 at the dawn of the American Revolution. Raise your hand to affirm your allegiance to the 13 United States of America, and your journey will begin. The cost of this family adventure is $15 per person; advanced registration is required. In this program, guests are immersed in the daily routine of the Continental soldiers garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga in the weeks after the capture of Fort Ticonderoga by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold in 1775. Participants form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of soldiers. Guests learn about the training used to prepare soldiers to meet a powerful enemy, what soldiers ate, where they slept, and experience the confusion of battle. During your participation in Soldier for an Evening!, you will witness the power and use of 18th-century guns during the musket demonstration and practice formation tactics. Be prepared to march! The soldiers' experience comes to life as participants explore key aspects of the American Revolution. This program is a strong cooperative activity and is great for families and groups. The entrance gate will open at 6:00 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 6:30 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 hour. Tours take place every Tuesday July through August, as well as Saturday July 4 (July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18). *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
A unique opportunity to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collection to learn how 18th-century arms were made and used. Limited to 5 participants. How heavy are the muskets, swords, and bayonets that decided the wars of the 18th century? Have you ever wondered how they were made? Beyond Bullets and Blades is a unique experience; an 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. The firearms of the 18th century were built by hand, but not the products of quaint blacksmith shops. Industrial methods were used to produce weapons by the thousands to equip soldiers across the globe. Learn how artisans in Europe and America transformed iron, brass, and wood into the weapons that decided empires and revolutions. Feel the bulk and imagine what it was like for the soldiers of the 18th century to carry these very weapons into Battle. This specialty experience is offered Wednesdays at 2 pm from May to August. Cost is $15. Limited to 5 participants (age 13 and over) per tour. Tours meet in the Mars Education Center Atrium. Must be able to lift 10 - 20 pounds. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Wed, Aug 19, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Enjoy the sunset over Lake Champlain as you explore William Ferris Pell's Pavilion, a grand private residence and later hotel, and see how modern science combined with old fashioned historical research has helped to shed light on the building's secrets. Enjoy the sunset over Lake Champlain as you explore William Ferris Pell's Pavilion, a grand private residence and later hotel, and see how modern science combined with old fashioned historical research has helped to shed light on the building's secrets. Join Museum Staff for a guided tour of Ticonderoga's other history as the sun sets over Lake Champlain. Step inside the Pavilion, currently closed to the general public, to learn about the men and women who saved Ticonderoga from destruction and made their home on the Shores of Lake Champlain. See how modern science combined with old-fashioned historical research has helped to shed light on the building's secrets. Walk in the footsteps of Robert Todd Lincoln, President William Howard Taft, and hundreds of others who have visited the Pavilion over almost two centuries. Built by William Ferris Pell in the 1820s, when Fort Ticonderoga was preserved, it became a hotel following a family tragedy in 1839 and welcomed guests to the ruins of the old fort for 60 years. It was revived as a Pell family summer residence in 1909 as the fort was restored and remained so through 1987. This is a rare chance to step inside the oldest intact structure remaining on the garrison grounds, off limits for almost 30 years and only just now starting to give up the secrets of its construction and use. Tours take place every other Wednesday July through August (July 8, 22 and August 5, 19). Tours begin at 5:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Allow approximately two hours for this tour. Space is limited to 12 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Price is $35 per person. Extended periods of walking, climbing stairs and passing through narrow spaces is required on this tour and it is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Tour will proceed rain or shine. Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Thu, Aug 20, 2015 at 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night in this unique 90-minute tour of and demonstration of 18th-century guns, big and small! Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannons that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga and influenced and shaped the strategic importance of this important frontier citadel. Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the Fort during the French & Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution. The tour concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else! Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine tour. The entrance gate will open at 7:30 pm and the tour will begin promptly at 8:00 pm. Tour duration is approximately 1 ? hours. Tours take place every Thursday July through August (July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and August 6, 13, 20) *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $15 per person
A unique opportunity to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collection to learn how 18th-century arms were made and used. Limited to 5 participants. How heavy are the muskets, swords, and bayonets that decided the wars of the 18th century? Have you ever wondered how they were made? Beyond Bullets and Blades is a unique experience; an 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. The firearms of the 18th century were built by hand, but not the products of quaint blacksmith shops. Industrial methods were used to produce weapons by the thousands to equip soldiers across the globe. Learn how artisans in Europe and America transformed iron, brass, and wood into the weapons that decided empires and revolutions. Feel the bulk and imagine what it was like for the soldiers of the 18th century to carry these very weapons into Battle. This specialty experience is offered Wednesdays at 2 pm from May to August. Cost is $15. Limited to 5 participants (age 13 and over) per tour. Tours meet in the Mars Education Center Atrium. Must be able to lift 10 - 20 pounds. See calendar for specific dates of occurence. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $35 per person
Travel underneath Fort Ticonderoga to visit the remains of the original French fortification, off limits to the general public, and explore how Fort Ticonderoga was built, and re-built over two centuries. Over 250 years ago French soldiers dug, chiseled, and blasted their way into the very rock of the Ticonderoga peninsula to create a fortress to defend New France. Within just a few decades from those first hammer blows New France had fallen a new nation was created and Fort Ticonderoga had fallen into ruin. When it was restored in the early 1900s much of what remained from the original fort was entombed beneath the reconstructed walls. This tour will go underneath and inside the fort to visit these areas, off limits to the general public, to see the handiwork of French masons and soldiers who toiled here two centuries ago. Join Matthew Keagle, Curator of Collections, on a guided tour beneath the walls and into the ground to explore how Fort Ticonderoga was built, and re-built, and how these spaces now support the modern museum. Tours take place every other Wednesday July through August (July 15, 29 and August 12, 26). Tours begin at 5:00 pm near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tour duration is about 1 ? hours. Space is limited to 12 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Price is $35 per person. Your receipt acts as your reservation for the tour and must be presented to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Climbing stairs and passing through narrow spaces is required on this tour and it is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Tour will proceed rain or shine. *Call 518-585-2821 to book your reservation!
When: Sat, Sep 5, 2015 until Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 until Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Come join us at Fort Ticonderoga, September 12 & 13 to experience all sides of this real life action adventure! Out of the hazy twilight before dawn on September 18th, 1777 rushed Colonel John Brown's men, catching the British and Brunswick garrison around Fort Ticonderoga completely by surprise. John Brown, no stranger to dangerous missions, helped engineer the first capture of Ticonderoga in 1775. With the stakes all the higher, he would test his luck again. As General Gates prepared to stop the British advance on Albany, he ordered General Lincoln to divide, divert, and harass General Burgoyne's supply lines back to Canada. Colonel Brown chose his men carefully, allowed first pick of the ragtag patriot force assembled by General Lincoln at Pawlet, Vermont. Massachusetts and Vermont militia men would get their chance to strike a major blow against General Burgoyne's attack to divide the colonies. Steadying them would be regulars from Colonel Warner's regiment of Vermonters. Out front, Vermont rangers were to lead the way. Leading the rangers was, Captain Benjamin Whitcomb, a ranger so skilled in his craft he was a wanted man to the British Army. Rushing down into the LeChute river valley from Lake George landing, Brown's men captured 330 British prisoners and set 118 American POWs free. Dawn at Fort Ticonderoga would see British Cannons atop Mount Defiance, which forced the American's to flee that summer, turned on the British garrison itself. British soldiers awoke to the sight of a Brunswick soldier cut in half by a British cannon ball fired by Brown's men from the summit of that hill. Rearmed with captured British weapons, American POWs got a chance to settle their score shoulder to shoulder with Brown's militia, regulars, and rangers. Destroying supplies, and livestock, capturing boats, guns, and cannons, Colonel John Brown's raiders disappeared back up Lake George, jumping into the pages of history. It all sounds like a Hollywood movie script, but it's all true! Come join us at Fort Ticonderoga, September 12th& 13th to experience all sides of Brown's raid and meet the larger than life characters that make up this real-life action adventure.
When: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 until Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Homeschool groups are invited to join us for a day exclusively reserved for them! Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs including historic trades, tours, garden programs and more designed for homeschool families. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 until Sun, Sep 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 until Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Join us for this annual seminar focused on the French & Indian War in North America. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Sat, Sep 26, 2015 until Sun, Sep 27, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Celebrate the Sights, Sounds, and Tastes of Fall! Join Fort Ticonderoga and the King's Garden to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall. Bring the whole family for a full day of autumn fun. The King's Garden, a beautiful Colonial Revival garden built on the site of the 18th century soldiers' gardens of old, will be alive with fall fun and food. Set in the garden's floral scenery will be the lively and colorful harvest market, plus games and activities for all. Get ready for your fall culinary and decorating desires with an array of fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, jams & jellies, and other fall favorites. Around the heirloom apple orchard of the King's Garden, enjoy farm stands from local Adirondack and Vermont farms. In this Festival, we celebrate the equine part of Fort Ticonderoga's history. Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses alike. From farm horses to cavalry mounts, get a chance to meet some of these beautiful four-legged animals as you tour around the Fort's garrison grounds and gardens
When: Sat, Oct 3, 2015 until Sun, Oct 4, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Sat, Oct 10, 2015 until Mon, Oct 12, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Fort Ticonderoga and Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York team up to host Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga. *Advanced Registration Required.
When: Sat, Oct 17, 2015 until Sun, Oct 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Can you conquer our corn maze? Share time with family and friends while exploring our unique corn maze designed in the shape of the Fort. Getting lost in this life-size puzzle is part of the fun as you look for history clues among towering stalks of corn! Winding paths will confuse and delight young and old alike. Open daily August 14 - August 31, 2015 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). Weekends only starting September 5 - October 18 & open Columbus Day October 12. Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group tours.
When: Fri, Oct 23, 2015 until Sat, Oct 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost: $10 per person
Explore the maze using your flashlight as a guide at this classic fall event. The mysteries of the night surround you as you search for hidden stations in the maze to complete our Engineer a Fort Maze Quest! Cost is $10 per person; tickets available at the door. Admissions booth/maze opens at 7 pm; last ticket sold at 9 pm, maze closes at 10 pm.
When: Sat, Nov 7, 2015 until Sun, Nov 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
This two-day seminar focuses on 18th-century material culture and is intended for collectors and people with an interest in learning more about objects of the 18th century and what they can tell us about history. Advanced reservations required.
When: Sat, Dec 5, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Where: Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Ticonderoga Gun for the Siege of Boston! Colonel Henry Knox, a Boston bookseller and avid reader, impressed General Washington and his council of war, becoming colonel of the Continental Army's artillery. His first challenge was to bring guns from Ticonderoga to the siege of Boston. He knew the challenge before him as he wrote to Washington on December 5, 1775. The garrison at Ticonderoga is so weak, the conveyance from the fort to the landing is so difficult, the passage across the lake so precarious, that I am afraid it will be ten days at least before I can get them on this side. When they are here, the conveyance from hence will depend entirely on the sledding; if that is wood, they shall immediately move forward; without sledding, the roads are so much gullied that it will be impossible to move a step. In this one day living history event, step into Fort Ticonderoga as if it were December 6, 1775, when Henry Knox rode into these storied walls. Watch as soldiers, days before their enlistment expires, work as carpenters to maintain the Fort. Experience the raw power of oxen as these thousand pound animals pull sleds of cannon tubes. Examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga's massive cannon collection. Stand inside the stone walls in the stark beauty of winter on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.

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