Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga
4.5
Military Museums • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
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
About
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! June 30-October 31, 2020 | 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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More than 3 hours
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from $23.02
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Spud1128
New York City, NY59 contributions
A lovely full day visit
We visited the fort on a Tuesday. Being early June and a weekday, the fort was not crowded at all. We took our time exploring, chatting with the employees who fully embrace their period acting roles. We learned so much and everyone was friendly and welcoming. The tours are free and information or you can just roam on your own. Don’t forget to catch a rifle or cannon demonstration! You can also drive up to mount defiance for some spectacular views of Vermont and even Canada. We spent 5 hours there and did not experience it all! Fully recommend if you have some time and a curiosity for history.
Written June 2, 2021
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Thank you for your visit and review! It sounds like you had a lovely visit and we are so glad you made it up Mount Defiance to take in the beauty of the Adirondack and Green Mountains! We hope to welcome you back soon!
Written June 3, 2021
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Margaret V
Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States59 contributions
Worth the stop
Oct 2020
In spite of it being a very rainy day and with Covid restrictionists we were glad we stopped. My husband loves history and wanted to see the fort. There was a small museum and a few areas with actors portraying life in the fort.
Written October 25, 2020
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Hi Margaret, thank you for your visit and review!
Written October 28, 2020
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goldenlover2006
Gorham, NY63 contributions
Must do if nearby
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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WandaLuz
New City, NY48 contributions
American history and spectacular views!
Oct 2020
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 managed to catch, and the views were beyond picturesque... Ok, ok. There you have it. We would definitely go back as we didn't get a chance to visit the gardens or take the general tour.
Written October 13, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review! We are so pleased to hear that you and your boys had a great visit. We hope to see you again!
Written October 14, 2020
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Warren H
Buffalo, NY93 contributions
Interesting historical attraction
Sep 2020
I spent an afternoon in this well maintained fort. The historical exhibits were well done and informative.
Written October 12, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again!
Written October 13, 2020
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Laurie P
Cortland, NY6,783 contributions
A Beautiful Fort
Oct 2020
We were visiting in Lake George for 3 days, and "on the way home" on Wednesday (it really was the wrong direction, but so close...) we decided to make a visit. We knew the Fort would be closing for the season that Sunday. We didn't buy tickets ahead, and the weather that day was scheduled to be bad. We woke to beautiful sun, so decided to make the trip.
We ended up being able to visit about 1 1/2 hours before it started to rain. We had been here about 40 years ago-and neither of us remembered it at all. We were in time for the King of the Continent Tour, which was very informative. We walked around as much as we could until it started to rain. Made a quick stop at King's Garden, then headed home. We sadly could not make it up to Mt. Defiance, as the weather was not good.
I wish we could have stayed longer...hopefully we will get back before another 40 years passes.
Written October 10, 2020
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Thank you for your visit and for sharing your story! We are so glad you were able to visit even though it rained a little on Sunday. We hope to see you again...before 40 years! :-)
Written October 13, 2020
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garnet159
Arcade, NY128 contributions
Great for history buffs
Oct 2020
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.
Written October 9, 2020
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Hello! Thank you for your visit and review. We are pleased to hear that you had a great visit and were able to incorporate the King's Garden and Mount Defiance! We hope to see you again soon!
Written October 13, 2020
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Fred K
Carmel, NY2 contributions
A lot of fun for my son and me!!
Sep 2020 • Family
You can spend a very pleasant and interesting day at the Fort. The presenters were terrific! Lots to see.
Written October 6, 2020
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Hello! Thank you for your visit and review, we are so glad you had a great time!
Written October 13, 2020
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Shaw H
Boston22 contributions
Gorgeous views, interesting exhibit
Sep 2020
We stopped here in late September and had a really nice time. It was a beautiful fall day and the views of the lake were outstanding. My husband loved the canon demonstration, and I found the exhibit about 18th century military healthcare really interesting. I had no idea Benedict Arnold helped pioneer the smallpox vaccine for the army! The King's Garden was also a very nice spot, with a large selection of plants and flowers to check out. I'm not usually that fond of military forts, but this was a great stop on our way down through the lakes.
Written October 5, 2020
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Hello, thank you for your visit and review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit!
Written October 13, 2020
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Peter R
Boston, MA2,218 contributions
Filled with history and live action - great for individuals or families
Sep 2020
We really, really enjoyed visiting here, even during the COVID 19 season. There was plenty to do including demonstrations, walking the outside grounds, speaking with the actors and the indoor museum of artifacts on the second story of the fort. Included with the admission pass was the King's Garden and the Mount Defiance auto road. There was a nice cafe there for lunch and picnic tables to sit and eat. My favorite part was the cannon demonstration. Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours.
Written September 27, 2020
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Hi Judy, thank you for your recent visit and your review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, we hope to see you again!
Written September 28, 2020
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