Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga is more than a restored war fort, it's a premier tourist destination in New York. The Fort, a family fun outdoor location for all ages, offers visitors an array of special events, weekly activities, demonstrations and much more!

Visitors at Fort Ticonderoga immerse themselves in the nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape overlooking Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains.  Fort Ticonderoga is located in the scenic Adirondack Park, the largest contiguous park in the United States. Daily programs and special events recreate Fort Ticonderoga’s defining story and the roar of cannon and pageantry of arms bring to life the struggle for America!  

Fort Ticonderoga’s history museum exhibitions offers visitors the opportunity to discover the objects that helped shape the nations of North America!  Historic weapons, engraved powder horns, and everyday objects used by soldiers help tell the story of how history was made at Ticonderoga.  Annual special exhibits in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center exhibition gallery highlight rarely-seen treasures from the museum’s century-old collections

From fun hands-on living history programs to Fort Ticonderoga’s special seasonal events; scholarly seminars to garden activities; Fort Ticonderoga offers more than one hundred exciting and unique events and programs each year!  Families, history enthusiasts, groups and educators all have unique opportunities to immerse themselves in Fort Ticonderoga’s rich history, beautiful landscape and engaging programs. Experience America’s Fort!

Family friendly and fun hands-on educational programs are offered daily, rain or shine. Visit for more details! 

Fort Ticonderoga is "America's Fort".

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Latitude: 43.841449 Longitude: -73.387619 Elevation: 192 ft
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Don't Miss This When Visiting

New in 2015! Fort Ticonderoga offers daily and evening waterway tours on Lake Champlain aboard the Carillon, a 60 foot luxury vessel. Tours highlight the centuries of history on Lake Champlain and feature America's richest underwater archaeological area. For a birds-eye view of Lake Champlain's epic military landscape visit Fort Ticonderoga's Mount Defiance.

Related Sites Or Experiences

Crown Point State Historic Site (Crown Point, NY)

Mount Defiance (Ticonderoga, NY)

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

The Mission of the Fort Ticonderoga Association is to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.

Suggested Further Reading

Fort Ticonderoga: Key to a Continent by Edward P. Hamilton

War of the Run by John F. Ross



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