Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga

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Must see · Military Museum · Historic Site
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. Make Fort Ticonderoga part of your personalized Ticonderoga itinerary using our Ticonderoga route builder app.
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  • Visited Fort Ticonderoga with my 20 year old twin boys and were surprised by how much they enjoyed it. Granted, they are history buffs and there were some pretty cool weapons demonstrations that we.....  more »
  • We visited here while visiting this part of NY state. The fort is very well kept and the surroundings are beautiful. I was extremely impressed with the King's Garden and Mt. Defiance.  more »
  • We spent a good part of the day here with our 2 sons exploring the grounds, following a mini-tour, and watching the musket and cannon demonstrations. The kids also tried the corn maze and scored a...  more »
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  • Wonderful! We are fort people and whenever we can, try and see history through forts. The staff are all great. From the time we purchased our ticket to all the presentations and tours, the staff was amazing. The fort is in great shape and has a lot to offer. We also took time to go through the corn maze and the king's garden. The king's garden was a sight that cannot be missed. BEAUTIFUL flowers, veggies and history. Three thumbs up.
  • I had the pleasure of visiting this place this past Tuesday and spent the whole day there. The staff is extremely professional, knowledgeable and they take their job seriously. They love their job and it shows! I appreciate how during the musket drill they were speaking in some French and going over French terms. Keep up the great work!
  • As a child I spent many Summers and weekends in Ti. I don't remember the fort being so cool. We had a great time today wandering the grounds, learning and enjoying the beautiful views. The reenactors are knowledgeable, great storytellers, and obviously truly love what they do. Everyone loved the cannons bring fired off.. So cool. Gardens, gift shop, and Cafe are all pluses. Five stars all the way.
  • A nice place with great views but way too much walking for an older person like me. We were only able to stay a while as I needed to rest. Some more comfortable seating options would have made a great difference. A great place for the younger generation.
  • I highly recommend attending one of their special events. We went to their Living History Event: The Sound of 1776. It was very informative and educational. They were all very friendly and engaging. They do a wonderful job keeping our history alive and relevant.

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