Fort Ticonderoga
Military Museums • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. The historic site, museum, and family destination encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape is open for the season! May 7-October 30, 2022 | 9:30 am – 5:00 pm | Tuesday-Sunday. Explore the beautiful gardens, discover epic history, find adventure in signature events, march with the Fifes and Drums, and learn about a historic trade. Visit the reconstructed fort, enjoy the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and take in the unforgettable view from the top of Mount Defiance with a sweeping vista of Lake Champlain and Vermont’s Green Mountains. There’s something for everyone!
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NewYorkTraveler2010
Schenectady, NY141 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
Just a great place to visit - definitely for history buffs or with kids. I'd read some books that included the American Revolution and went to Quebec City a few years ago - this Fort helps connect the dots with history of New France and the Brits. Great artifacts on display inside, nice grounds, lovely garden (part of preservation), reenactments, tours, optional boat tour. I recommend the boat tour - Lake Champlain is beautiful and our guide Ethan was a great storyteller.

Plenty of picnic tables on the grounds so consider bringing lunch if you have a group. There is a cafe onsite but we didn't eat there. Dining options nearby as well.
Written July 20, 2021
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Hello, thank you for your review and visit! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your day with us and were able to include the Carillon boat cruise. We hope to see you again soon!
Written July 22, 2021
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PhD
Montreal, Canada12 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Wonderful experience, where history is told and shown in a brilliant way : we feel we are back in time, understanding the life of those that lived, defended, attacked, surrendered or used the ressources of the fort. The works are impressive and the staff and guides are from another world, willing to share their knowledge and passion. Thank you all (A Frenchman with nostalgia when this was France) ?
Written September 26, 2022
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Duxmom168
Boston, MA41 contributions
Oct 2021
We spent the day at the Fort and enjoyed the thinner crowds this time of the year. The period actors were very knowledgable and answered all of our questions. We joined a couple of the guided tours which were only 30-40 mins long. They were mostly informative with the exception of the King's Garden tour. I suggest that they include more information about how much food they had to produce to feed the troops, how the garden was started, did the indigenous people help them??? We Also drove up to Mount Defiance which is well worth the side trip to see the views of Lake Champlain and the Fort from across the lake. This is a fun place to visit for all ages.
Written October 17, 2021
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Thank you for your visit and review! We are so pleased that you took part in the guided tours and were able to also include Mount Defiance! We will definitely pass along your garden tour feedback to our public history team. Again, thank you for your visit and review and we hope to see you again soon!
Written October 20, 2021
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tammy k
Ames, IA43 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Great experience to learn about the Fort and history if the area! Only Costs $25 a person but worth it if you are listening to the presentations and do and see everything. We arrive at 9:45 and stayed until 3 when we used our coin to go to fort defiance. We were too tired to stay and listen to the guy talk at fort defiance. It was a great place to go learn about this important place in history.
Written July 2, 2022
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Thank you for the wonderful review, Tammy! We're so glad you had a great time and we hope to see you again soon at Fort Ticonderoga.
Written July 5, 2022
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Doug S
2 contributions
Aug 2022
The docents were amazing! Walking around in period costume in this heat was a sign of pure dedication. Their knowledge of history and the fort was extensive and their talks were very interesting. We met the shoemaker who made all the shoes for the docents. Interesting to watch him work. The musket firing demonstration was impressive, as was the tour of the King’s Garden, which was beautiful. The boat tour was very informative. Captain Andy and Ethan were great. We had a nice lunch at the visitor center.
Written August 26, 2022
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goldenlover2006
Gorham, NY68 contributions
Oct 2020 • Family
We visited on a Saturday with our 9 year old son. Arrived around lunchtime. We ordered lunch from the cafe which was good but you could bring a picnic too. The views from the property are amazing. The live demonstrations Were great. We watched the cannon demo and it was awesome. There are a lot of artifacts on display very nicely. Included with admission is a token to grant you access to mount defiance where you can drive to the top and see a great view of the fort. We spent about three hours seeing everything. Highly recommend. Staff was great.
Written October 20, 2020
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Hello and thank you for your visit and review! It sounds like you had a lovely visit and we hope to see you again!
Written October 22, 2020
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John P
Akron, OH25 contributions
Aug 2021
Great place to visit if you are into 1700s history. Plenty of unique exhibits, demonstrations, and history to experience. Need to spend several hours at least. Entry fee was a little pricey, but AAA gives you a good discount if you have it. If you're in the area, check it out.
Written August 15, 2021
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Hi John, thank you for your visit and review! We are glad you were able to take advantage of the AAA discount--Fort Ticonderoga is a private nonprofit and it's thanks to paying customers such as yourself that we are able to operate and serve our mission of preservation and education. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!
Written August 16, 2021
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runwiz
MD71 contributions
Aug 2021
Excellent presentation of the history of the fort. Many demonstrations with living history re-enactors. Walk the fort grounds at your pace. Good exhibits inside the fort explaining the history and life in the fort. Consider taking the boat ride on the Carillon. Also included is a visit to Mount Defiance which offers great views of Lake Champlain and the fort below.
Written August 22, 2021
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Thank you for your visit and review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 25, 2021
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John V
Westminster, CO671 contributions
Jul 2021
Great fort with a lot of history. You can walk around the grounds and get the feel. Their is also several museum exhibits that tell the history. Their is a cafe and store with bathrooms. The grounds are also pretty with lots of history and would be nice to walk around. You could easily spend several hours here depending upon what you want to see.
Written August 11, 2021
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Thank you for your visit and review!
Written August 16, 2021
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Nathalie B
18 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
I have been interested in seeing Ticonderoga and finally was close enough in the area to do so. We had a beautiful sunny day to tour the museum and boat ride. We took our time walking through the exhibits in the fort and slso took a garden tour enjoy the flower snd vegetables garden. The re-enactors/hosts were all very knowledgeable. Id compre it to Plymouth planation or Sturbridge village eere the hosts are really working with the same tools that would havebeen available at the time.
We did not eat at the Cafe, but instead planned for a picnic lunch anyway. There was plenty of tables and green space to relax.
We spent about 4hrs including the boat ride and realized we didn't see the newest learning center addition. The collection of gunpowder horns is a must see.
We also took advantage of visiting the lookout tower at Mount Defiance on our way out. It was a great overlook to to see the fort and the lake.
Written September 22, 2022
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