For Immediate Release
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June 26, 2017
(Ticonderoga, NY) For over a century, Fort Ticonderoga has been the premier museum of 18th-century military history, providing fresh and exciting perspectives for visitors through engaging programs and tours. The recently launched mobile application is a new way to explore the rich collections and dig deeper into the history at Fort Ticonderoga. Visitors can become their own guide as they tour the museum’s world-renowned artillery collection and the award-winning artillery exhibition, Last Argument of Kings. This application features exclusive content, providing a behind-the-scenes experience for visitors, giving them insight on objects that are not on display in the gallery.
“Fort Ticonderoga holds the largest collection of 18th-century artillery in the western hemisphere. Collected throughout the 20th century, cannon, mortars, and howitzers represent the evolution of weaponry, strategy, and technology from the late 17th to the early 19th century,” said Curator Matthew Keagle. “There are over 90 cannon lining the fort walls and each one has a fascinating story.”
The mobile application, also available in French, is accessible on Google Play and Apple iTunes as a free download by entering “Ticonderoga.” Visitors are able to use this as a tool to gain knowledge before their visit, render curiosity, and enhance their self-guided visit. This project was made possible in part by a major grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™
Fort Ticonderoga is an independent nonprofit educational organization and museum, which serves its mission 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. It serves this mission by preserving and enhancing its historic structures, collections, gardens and landscapes; and educating the public as it learns about the history of Fort Ticonderoga. Welcoming visitors since 1909, it preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in America. Fort Ticonderoga engages 75,000 visitors each year and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is accredited by the American Association of Museums and pursues its vision to be the premier cultural destination in North America. Visitwww.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.
America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga’s mobile application is available on Google Play and Apple iTunes.
Group Tour & Communications Coordinator