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The Hancock House

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moldman7n wrote a review Jul 2019
Connecticut4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stopped here after a trip to Fort Ticonderoga. Fascinating story behind the house, which was never lived in, it was built as a recreation of John Hancock's house in Boston. Lots of displays and artifacts. Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I highly recommend this for people interested in US history.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from TheTiHistSoc, Guest Relations Manager at The Hancock House
Responded Jul 26, 2019
Thanks for the review! We hope you'll come back again soon.
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bmiller192018 wrote a review Jun 2019
Delmar, New York40 contributions21 helpful votes
We went there to hear a talk on Jews in the Andirondacks. Their staff compiled and presented what was an amazing journey with pictures of the 1800s - 1900s.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Tiffany E wrote a review Sep 2018
Portland, Maine, United States74 contributions20 helpful votes
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I've been wanting to visit the Hancock House for a while and since we were in the area for Ticonderoga and Saratoga, it was the perfect chance. It's a replica of John Hancock's house that was let fall to ruin in Boston and torn down in the 19th century (the loss of the Hancock House actually spurred a lot of preservation work at other historic locations). The outside of the home is impressive and the downstairs parlor and upstairs bedroom reflect some of the colonial decor (and a table actually owned by the family in Boston). The upstairs floors had some cool exhibits--they change, but they were about WWI, Suffrage and 1968, all of which happen to be of some personal interest to me so it was an extra surprise!). The staff was friendly and knowledgeable and they only ask a $5 donation. Spend an hour or fifteen minutes depending on your interest level--it's worth it either way. I believe there is also a research library in the other half of the downstairs if you need to do local historic or genealogical research.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from TheTiHistSoc, Guest Relations Manager at The Hancock House
Responded Jul 26, 2019
Thank you for the wonderful review! Please visit again soon. Those interested in finding out when our exhibits change may check out our website.
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Richard H wrote a review Aug 2018
Kingman, Arizona90 contributions21 helpful votes
This is a great stop to learn about the history of Lake Champlain and the battles that went on there long before our time. So is Fort Ti, do them both, learn lots!
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Date of experience: September 2017
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Response from TheTiHistSoc, Guest Relations Manager at The Hancock House
Responded Aug 13, 2018
Thanks for visiting us!
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creekbarn49 wrote a review Mar 2017
Ticonderoga, New York7 contributions
They have an excellent museum. Have monthly Friday evening talks on different aspects of area history.different each time. the first week in December sale which includes three local museums. Fort Ticonderoga museum. Ticonderoga Heritage museum and the Handcock (Ticonderoga Historical Society) in their building. Also the home of the festival of trees (about 40) from Thanksgiving thru Christmas. Also the Historical Society have an very large collection of WWII which is brought for display for month of November each year. my wife and I attend some of the talks, look at the displays, enjoy the museum. I also set up an Christmas tree with help of some friends as committee person in charge of the Stamp Club tree. Ornaments using real USA stamps.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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