Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga

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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  • August 14, 2017
    Being that my husband is a history buff this visit was a must. I have to admit this place was very nice.Beautiful scenery seen from the fort.Great presentation of the history of the fort.Was able to g...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Ah these forts in the Vauban, I me in would never! Very nice reconstruction and very nice on the part of the actors that you explain the life of the fort and its history. Very informative for young and old! Even a page of our history of France!
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  • August 12, 2017
    We went to Fort Ticonderoga with some students and it was pretty informative and included some cool historical artifacts as well. The tour guides are very much into what they are doing and were friend...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • May 30, 2017
    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.
  • April 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 20, 2017
    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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