Fort Ticonderoga-The Place to be for Family Fun this August

If you’re looking for family fun as summer during the dog days of summer in August - Fort Ticonderoga is the place to be! And speaking of dog days – did you know we are pet friendly – so when we say family fun, we mean the WHOLE family!

Throughout the month of August, we are offering a new line-up of fun and hands-on programs that will be sure to excite and delight the whole family!

There is no way to fit it all in one post, but we have pulled together a sample of some of the great events we have in store for you – including the Grand Opening on August 11th of this year’s Heroic Corn Maze.

This six-acre beauty is one of the best corn maze’s in the state with special care and attention to reflect and promote Fort Ticonderoga’s rich history – and you better know your stuff – because the only way through is to answer the history clues!


We know history needs to be delivered to different audiences in different ways – that’s why we’ve designed a special tour just for families that steps off in the morning and afternoon EVERY DAY! This interactive overview that everyone can enjoy teaches visitors about the armies who made Fort Ticonderoga their home and about how critical the shape of Fort Ticonderoga was.



What kid wouldn’t love being a Gunner’s Apprentice? We want our guests to learn by doing, and this awesome program allows you to help soldiers and sailors as they go about their daily activities. Make sure to stop by the camp kitchen so you can discover what was for dinner in 1781. We’ll also show you how to make a solid pair of shoes, run a tailor shop, and make your very own soldiers’ or sailors’ caps.



Bring the whole crew for a ride on the Carillon to enjoy the gorgeous, sweeping vistas of Vermont’s Green mountains and New York’s Adirondack mountains during a 90-minute narrated boat tour. Let our friendly and engaging staff guide you through Lake Champlain and teach you all about its history. Visitors of all ages will love this unique Adirondack boat tour!


Make sure to catch the Fife & Drum Corps at 3:30 p.m. and practice the steps needed to successfully load and fire cannon at Fort Ticonderoga during the Cannon Crew. This is a kid-friendly program that will teach you how every small detail is part of the teamwork of a successful shot.


Copyright Fort Ticonderoga-Photo Credit Carl Heilman II


In addition to these activities, pass through the Log House Welcome Center, pick up a trail guide at the Guest Service Desk, and take a family hike on the Carillon Battlefield to explore where empires clashed to decide the destiny of North America.



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We’ve only touched on some of the fun that’s awaiting at Fort Ticonderoga during August! We can’t wait to share the history of Fort Ticonderoga with you and your family!  Check our events calendar for more Fort Ticonderoga and other exciting events throughout the region to enhance your stay. 

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