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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  • Have been a few times recently and in the 1980’s as a camper from a camp in Vermont. Great seeing the staff fire the short canon to hit a replica soldier in the distant field. Bring the kids!!!  more »
  • The history of Fort Ticonderoga is an essential one to American History and a must stop for those who are looking for an immersive learning experience. The people who work to make it a wonderful exper...  more »
  • Visited while traveling thru through Upstate NY - spent some time milling around the fort & went on one of the guided tours - very interesting and informative. The guide was very knowledgeable when as...  more »
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  • Went here as a kid. Loved it. Took myckids here last May...they loved it. Take the boat tour and go up on Mt. Resistance. So neat to see the fort from the different perspectives.
  • If you're a history buff in any sense this place is perfect for you. This is not the original fort, but is a rebuilt replica that is also a living museum. This place is dog friendly, and none of the staff minded when i brought my very well behaved border collie into the exhibits even though she shouldn't have been allowed. The staff were extremely informative and were ready to answer any questions you could think of.
  • For those interested in Revolutionary War History, this is an important site. It has almost been fully restored and features an outstanding collection of firearms and larger guns used in the defense of this strategic location in the those days. The docents are often clothed in replicas of the uniforms worn during the era, many of which are fabricated just for use here. There are unusually daily demonstrations. We were able to see how French Soldiers would aim and fire a cannon. This one is worth the trip.
  • Fantastic historic fort with lots of original war relics within the walls. So much we didn’t know about history of U.S. which wasn’t in history books. Reinactment very informative.
  • i'll make this simple. there is so much to see here and you can also take a boat tour and events always going on. this is a must do.
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