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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I really enjoyed the fort but we went at the wrong time of year. They are open until the end of October but they do not tell you that they have limited staff and the gift shop, food service is closed ... more »
As part of our new New England RV fall foliage tour I included this based on childhood memories. We really enjoyed the warm weather & friendly people. As we paid our admission, we were told our miniat... more »
My husband is a history buff. When we planned our road trip to the east coast he wanted to add this stop to our vacation. As luck would have it the day we were to visit we were late getting there. The... more »
By far one of the greatest historical sites I have ever seen. The Fort staff is very knowledgeable, friendly, and energetic. The grounds are beautiful! I can only hope further success to them as they help teach America's rich history.
If you are interested in early American history (and some pre-American history) this is an important stop. Highlights would be the tour guides who are both energetic and informative. Low-light was a carillon boat tour that we paid extra for and were seriously underwhelmed. Lackluster guides and not a lot of content on the tour. The boat though is beautifully maintained and it's always nice to take a lake tour.
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.
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