Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga
Categories: Military Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
At Fort Ticonderoga, discover the history of the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. Built between 1855 and 1857, the fort's construction on Lake Champlain was a strategic coup by the French against British forces during the American Revolution. Housed in the old soldiers' barracks, the museum exhibits weapons used in battles during this era and provides information about health and injury on the battlefield. You'll also learn about food within the fort in the 1700s. You can witness reconstructions of battles here, complete with costumes and cannon-fire. Also visit the fort's extensive formal gardens, which were created in 1921 and are filled with colorful old-fashioned and modern flowers set against a backdrop of red brick walls. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fort Ticonderoga and many more Ticonderoga attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Ticonderoga vacation trip planner.
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Visiting the Fort more than exceeded our expectations. The live musket demonstrations were a real treat and so was the guide's explanations of all the battles and troop movements that occurred during ... read more »
As a NYS 4th gr teacher I thought I should visit this site that played a big role in our nation's history. I was surprised a the beautiful view - how much they have restored it - all the cannons - tha... read more »
Took the ferry over from VT just as I did as a child. Great visit at the fort with lots of demonstrations. A bit cold and wet when we were there, but didn't dampen the visit. Be sure to go up to Mount... read more »
Remember those guys in high school you knew who were way too knowledgeable about historical events and spent time doing re-creations of those events in costume? In high school those people weren't appreciated, but go to Fort Ticonderoga, and you'll appreciate people who are clearly very interested in the history they're recreating. You'll find that you've spent more time at the Fort than you'd planned. There are regular events, including demonstrations of musket tactics, drum and fife, etc. It's all very well put together, and with the backdrop of Lake Champlain and the mountains in the distance, it's just fantastic. Well worth it.
Author Joseph J. Madden
An amazing piece of history. Having been here and to Fort William Henry in Lake George, there is no comparison. While I love FWH, it's a much different experience when you look out over the ramparts and see McDonalds and a half-dozen gift shops. The views from Fort Ticonderoga are much the way they were 200 years ago. One truly feels like they are walking into history here. I cannot imagine taking a trip to the Adirondacks and not going to visit Ticonderoga.
I was there as a young boy with my mother and father great memories. Of course those were the best years of my life going to Lake George every year for a vacation visiting Fort Ticonderoga Fort William Henry and of course Howard Johnsons restaurant we go everyday for breakfast from a motel that was a long long time ago . A day trip to Fort Ticonderoga is spectacular magnificent history unbelievable breathtaking views and a monument to our great countries freedom and fight to speak freely which is slowly being taken away from us.. go see the history as it was meant to be before they take that away from us too.
We loved this place large fort nicely redone. Marching and guards; great entertainment. The gardens close to the forts were also very good to walk around.
Without a doubt,one of the top forts in America.I am a history buff and I was completely satisfied with my visit to Tig.This was actually my Third visit.I was there as a kid in the 50s and took my family there some 20 years ago.I visited once again on a solo trip and enjoyed it immensely.It truly is a great site where so much of our nation's history took place.Take time to fully explore it and make sure you go to Mt.Defiance-The view is exceptional.Only minor note of criticism is battle trail needs to be marked better.It was ok to drive along it but walking it was difficult.
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