The Georgian-style Hancock House, an exact replica of Thomas Hancock's (John Hancock's uncle) former Beacon Hill home in Boston, was built as a home for the New York Historical Association. The museum collection includes furniture and objects from the 18th and 19th century including Duncan Phyfe and Chippendale pieces, colonial-era furniture, old toys, local history displays, and a unique collection of memorabilia from the Defiance Hose Company, a local volunteer fire department circa 1880.
The address is: 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, NY, 12883
The Hancock House is open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. excluding holidays, but moves to daily operations during the months of July and August. A donation is encouraged.
The Hancock House is a genealogy research center. There is a gift shop and special events (including classes, lectures, and slide shows) are frequent.
A self-guided Walking Tour of Ticonderoga features the architecture and history of 28 different historic buildings, homes, and churches. Pick up a map at Hancock House.