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. Make Fort Ticonderoga part of your personalized Ticonderoga itinerary using our Ticonderoga route builder app .
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  • Don&t get my wrong. We found a lot of interesting stuff here, but much more could have been done to explain what we were seeing and set it in a less confusing context. Good stuff' - as soon as we got ...  more »
  • I visited Fort Ticonderoga on a family road trip. Beautiful scenery and interesting museum. I'm not into my military history but it was still enjoyable. The re-enactors were good and you can see them ...  more »
  • We took the first tour of the day and you could tell that our tour guide loved what he was doing. Very informative and interesting. Although the fort is set up for a particular year, our guide did giv...  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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