Open rain or shine 9:30am – 5:00pm
May 7 – October 16, 2016
Visit Fort Ticonderoga and relive some of the greatest moments of America’s history. Built by the French military in 1755, Fort Ticonderoga is America’s Fort and one of the most momentous and oldest historic sites in North America. Fort Ticonderoga celebrates the defining moments that changed the passage of North America forever.
Fort Ticonderoga sits on 2,000 acres of picturesque landscape alongside Lake George and Lake Champlain. Visitors of all ages can become fully immersed in the culture of the 18th Century and experience history through daily activities, weapons demos, boat tours, museum exhibits and beautiful gardens to recreate Fort Ticonderoga’s defining events. For more information on special events, daily programs, and battle re-enactments visit www.fortticonderoga.org to see what’s happening throughout the season.
Carillon Boat Tours!
New in 2015, 90-minute daily tours are offered at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and 2 p.m. Visitors can enjoy a mountainside sunset during an evening tour on Fridays at 7 p.m., July through August. Group tours and private charters are also available. Boat tour tickets must be purchased at the Log House Welcome Center or by calling (518) 585-2821. Ask about special package rates. Advanced reservations are recommended. Boat tours depart from the Ticonderoga Boat Launch located near the Ferry and Fort Ticonderoga entrance.
Whether by Samuel de Champlain in 1609 or Ethan Allen in 1775, Ticonderoga was explored, ascended, and defended by water. Now you can have the waterborne thrill of viewing the Fort’s majesty and exploring the region by riding on the tour boat Carillon, a 60-foot, 49-passenger luxury vessel.
King’s Garden Tours:
Fort Ticonderoga’s historic gardens celebrate Ticonderoga’s incredible 18th-century history, landmark 19th-century preservation and monumental 20th-century restoration. In addition to the formal Colonial Revival King’s Garden, five other gardens demonstrate the peninsula’s layers of horticultural history. Join a tour or roll up your sleeves to dig into hands-on garden programs.
Heritage breed La Fleche chickens will enliven the King’s Garden and Red Devon cattle grazing inside an 18th-century fence will greet guests as they drive up to the Fort!
New Exhibits for 2016:
Family Activities and Tours:
Enjoy crafts and hands-on activities that inspire creativity and help your imagination bring you back to a time when Fort Ticonderoga was the key to a continent during special Family programs. Engage in several hands-on gardening programs to discover the evolution of horticultural practices since the 18th century. The excitement continues into the evening with several behind-the-scenes tours and events including the highly acclaimed Guns by Night tour; sign up with the whole family to participate in the To Act As One United Body program to learn to march and drill as new recruits in 1775.
Visit Mount Defiance to witness a birds-eye view of Fort Ticonderoga’s epic military landscape at the summit of Mount Defiance! The “Mount Defiance: Witness to History” tour is offered each day at 4pm and tickets may be purchased at Fort Ticonderoga or Mount Defiance. Open daily to the public May 7, 2016-October 16, 2016 and is accessible by foot or car, this breathtaking summit is a great way to begin or end your day at Fort Ticonderoga!
Family fun abounds in the seasonal 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze with a new design, open daily August 13-28, 2016.
Open Weekends September 3 – October 9, 2016.
Also open Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 5) & Columbus Day (Monday, Oct. 10, 2016)
Experience the maze at night during the Maze by Moonlight, Friday Oct. 28th & Saturday Oct. 29th
America’s Fort Café:
Enjoy light dining and magnificent views of Lake Champlain & the Green Mountain of Vermont at America’s Fort Café. Choose from many tasty food options including the fresh King’s Garden salads, grilled selections, sandwiches served on fresh bread, and specials of the day. The Café is committed to serving locally grown meats, cheeses, and produce. Open daily 11:00am to 5:00pm. On Sundays the Café offers brunch 9:30am to 3:00pm. America’s Fort Cafe is located in the Log House Welcome Center.
Shop the museum store for unique gifts. Be sure to take home some famous American Heritage Mars Chocolate!