- a unique blend of striking scenic beauty, endless outdoor recreational opportunities and celebrated heritage.
Spend the day, discover the beauty and experience the history at Fort Ticonderoga, located in the Adirondacks of Upstate New York! Your adventure awaits as you discover Ticonderoga’s epic history by water or through a visit to the 2,000-acre museum campus. Step aboard Carillon Cruise boat to ride the wake of epic history on Lake Champlain and be surrounded by unspoiled natural beauty. Visit the iconic, restored fort, which was known as the “key to the continent” in the 18th century and the site of America’s first victory of the Revolution. Explore the historic landscape while you hike Carillon Battlefield or visit Mount Defiance and savor the beauty of the King’s Garden, where you roll up your sleeves and dig into centuries of horticulture alongside heritage-breed chickens and cattle. Dig deeper into Ticonderoga’s history in museum exhibitions that highlight world-renowned collections, or attend one of the many daily programs, tours or musket demonstrations. March along to the beat of the Fife & Drum Corps or thrill at the roar of cannon fire at one of the many battle reenactments. Family fun abounds in the seasonal 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze or in paddling the La Chute River. 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. Sign up to participate in the Soldier for an Evening program and learn to march and drill as new recruits in 1775! Be sure to stop by the Museum Store to purchase a gift of historic proportions and dine at America’s Fort Café, which offers family friendly garden-to-table cuisine fresh from the King’s Garden, and regional beer and wine.
Fort Ticonderoga is open daily May 7 to Oct. 16, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 17 to 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit rain or shine! Tickets can be purchased at www.fortticonderoga.org or on site at the admissions booth. For more information on special events, tours and battle re-enactments visit our website or call (518) 585-2821 to see what's happening throughout the season!