Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and History Center

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Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and History Center

Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and History Center
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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ScenicTrek
New Jersey1,682 contributions
A local gem with some great historical displays and outdoor attractions.
Aug 2020
Housed in a building from 1888 (the last remaining structure of the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company), this quaint museum is unpretentious yet charming and informative about local history, which focuses on paper making, graphite mining, and, of course, pencil making. The museum has several rooms with displays that include an old governor (machine speed regulator), models of 19th century buildings, tools, various agricultural items, an old sewing machine, some office materials from the Ticonderoga Pulp and Paper Company, a graphite display case, an area for children’s workshops, and—best of all, in my opinion—an old safe/vault that was used by the paymaster for the company. It held the company’s cash, business ledgers, invoices, and other important paperwork. You can go into the safe, which is well lit.

The staff members are polite, accommodating, and well-versed in the local history. The museum is immaculate. It is obvious that the people who work there take great care and pride in what they do.

NOTE: The museum is open seasonally, from late June to Columbus Day weekend.

Other helpful things to know:
1) Outside near the front entrance is a wooden barrel with over-sized Ticonderoga pencils for a cute photo opp.

2) There is a sanitizing station just inside the front entrance.

3) There is a gift shop for buying pencils, key chains, coffee mugs, and a bunch of other items.

4) Plenty of brochures and maps are also available, free of charge.

5) Around the back of the building on the ground floor there is a public restroom. It is a clean facility.

6) There is plenty of parking in the immediate vicinity in several areas. The museum itself has a few parking spots directly in front, two of which are handicap spaces.

7) Behind the building is Bicentennial Park, which has a walking path, a covered bridge, the Falls of Carillon, a playground, and a few benches.

8) The museum is at the east end of the “downtown” area of Montcalm Street, so there are restaurants and businesses and the Star Trek Original Set Tour easily within walking distance.

For what the museum is—a local history center—is succeeds entirely, and the surrounding park and waterfalls just make the place even more attractive. If you are in Ticonderoga during the museum’s open season, I heartily recommend stopping in for a visit.

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Written August 21, 2020
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UKTurkeyTrotter
uk639 contributions
Interesting Museum with a film show.
May 2019 • Couples
The well preserved fort is the site of much Revolutionary war activity and finally British defeat. A small but well appointed museum, with an interesting short film etc. The Ticonderoga Fort & Saratoga Springs monument is not far away and the ensemble makes for a very interesting visit.
Written June 20, 2019
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OtterDaughter
Upstate New York70 contributions
Who knew?? A hidden gem
Aug 2017 • Couples
Coming into Ticonderoga to grab lunch before heading to Fort Ticonderoga, the main attraction, we noticed this turn-of-the-century brick building in a park. After our BBQ lunch, we strolled over. Fascinating several rooms with photos of the mills which had previously been located on the location of the current park; explanations of how the river water had been channeled to drive mill turbines; all the types of mills that had been located in the town over the centuries, and, of all things, the history of the pencil!! Very cool way to spend a few minutes cooling down after lunch, and learning something to boot! The two staffers were very cheerful and helpful.
Written August 18, 2017
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Ticonderoga Heritage Museum and History Center is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM