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Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga

4.6
#17 of 200 in Historic Sites in New York State
Military Museum Garden
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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  • Really awesome place for history buffs. Great tours and love the reenactments. Cool place for kids, or a youth group function.  more »
  • Wow what a great place to take kids and family to learn about United States history. We toured barracks, saw actual weapons and were treated to the firing of a cannon. There is a restaurant on site fo...  more »
  • I went here with my 5 year old son and he loved it! Even the rain couldn't ruin this one for us. The new wing is really nice and the Fort continues to get better year after year. Even the onsite resta...  more »
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  • The fort is very well restored and taken care of. I was able to attend the firing of the cannon. The reenactors are top notch in projecting their voices, using proper french pronunciation and enthusiastically explaining the what and why of what they were presenting . The setting gives a feel of what it must have been like on the front line in the wilderness at the time. I also attended the special hands-on lecture "Beyond Bullets and Blades". It was very much worth the extra admission. Our guide Matthew was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. He's everything our education system is missing to get our young people interested in history.
  • Beautiful area. The Fort is very well restored and well staff with people dressed in character for time period. My young children loved the reenactments.
  • If you enjoy history at all, come here. Fantastic star for in great condition. Be aware of the hours. We had to rush more than I wanted because they closed around 5.
  • We visited Fort Ticonderoga with our three teens during the Summer and they really enjoyed the guided tour, the scenery, and the history lessons. Even with my children being raised in a technological generation, they never took out their devices to play due to being bored. They really enjoyed learning and visiting and sharing the photos afterwards with friends and family. We loved the re-enactments, the guided history lessons, the cooking and sewing demonstrations, and the amazing scenery! I would highly recommend visiting Fort Ticonderoga with the whole family for a great history lesson.
  • A great day activity. Telle fort is full of artifacts from French and Indian war era as well as revolutionary war. The workers are smart and obviously love talking about history. The view from the fort is amazing.

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