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! Open daily 5/6/17-10/29/17, 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 fort, a stroll overlooking Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains of Vermont, and an afternoon in our museum exhibit galleries exploring our premier collections. A visit to Fort Ticonderoga connects all visitors to a place and time that defined a continent, 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 1757, and step into colonial New France, a year when France controlled the strategic fortification known as Carillon (and later named Ticonderoga), as they fought with the British for control of North America. Explore historic trades shops and interact with shoemakers, bakers and others who made up the day-to-day life at the stone fortress. Discover the real story behind Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Last of the Mohicans" book, a time when French soldiers, Canadian militia, and native warriors were preparing weapons and readying to march on the British-held fort in Lake George.
NEW for 2017- The Worlds at War exhibit provides more extensive insight into 1757, a year with significant impact on miliary alliances, including the largest gathering of native peoples in North America that became part of the 1757 campaign at Fort Ticonderoga. Also experience the all new artillery park, where every day at 2 p.m. you will experience a blast from the past, with an outstanding artillery demonstration unlike any you have ever seen.
Your adventure awaits! 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! July and August features special family tours and hands-on activities. The excitement continues into the evening with several behind-the-scenes tours and events including the highly acclaimed Guns by Night tour and Defend the Fort. Explore our six-acre corn maze designed especially for Fort Ticonderoga, open daily 8/12/17-8/28/17, Sat. & Sun. 9/1/17-10/28/17. Also open Labor Day, 9/4/17 & Columbus Day, 10/9/17. Experience the maze at night! Maze by Moonlight, Friday 10/27/17 & Saturday 10/28/17.
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 5/6/17-10/29/17. Two day tickets available!