What if you could spend your Fourth of July Weekend watching cannon demonstrations, hiking a battlefield trail, and taking guided tours at an 18th-century fort? Reflect upon the meaning of Independence Day through unique activities and events at Fort Ticonderoga this year, which opened back up to the public today, June 30.
Fort Ticonderoga Gears Up for the Fourth of July Weekend
Fort Ticonderoga invites you to “experience the American Revolution on the very ground on which the fight for liberty occurred.” This July 4 and 5 there will be costumed interpreters, historical reenactments, and exciting events circling around the year 1777.
There is a full schedule of events for Saturday and Sunday that includes various weapons demonstrations, guided tours, and outdoor activities. Walk the Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, where you can see for yourself where American cannons fired against the British, check out one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in the country, and more.
As with other events and attractions right now, Fort Ticonderoga is limited in the number of guests allowed on site and advanced online ticketing is required through their website.
What to Expect at Fort Ticonderoga for 2020
The start of Fort Ticonderoga’s 2020 season was delayed due to COVID-19 and New York on Pause. Now that the historic site, museum, and top notch family destination is open once again we can expect the same sort of procedures and guidelines we’re seeing at other area businesses as the region opens back up. Namely, a strong focus on the health and safety of patrons and employees.
This year, until otherwise announced, general admission capacity will be capped at 400 visitors and advanced online ticketing is required through their website. Only exterior spaces will be open to visitors.
Fort Ticonderoga said in statement: “Numerous measures are in place to ensure staff and visitor safety and reflect guidance from appropriate government agencies and health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including required social distancing, new signage to manage visitor flow and expectations, and required face coverings when physical distancing is not possible.”
Fort Ticonderoga will be open from 9:30am to 5pm, Tuesday through Sunday, from June 30 through October 31, 2020. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and visitors are required to wear face coverings and adhere to physical distancing.