The Hancock House

The Hancock House, Ticonderoga: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, The Hancock House Reviews: 4.5/5

The Hancock House
4.5
Speciality Museums • Libraries
About
The Ticonderoga Historical Society, organized in 1897 and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1909, preserves and interprets history through collections, exhibits, programs and community outreach. With a primary focus on the historical, educational, scientific and social aspects of the Adirondack Mountains and Lakes Champlain and George regions, we showcase the important contributions of our region to the history of New York and the United States while preserving and promoting our unique cultural history. The Ticonderoga Historical Society is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of Internal Revenue Service regulations.
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moldman7n
Connecticut4 contributions
Excellent side trip
Jul 2019 • Couples
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.
Written July 22, 2019
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Thanks for the review! We hope you'll come back again soon.
Written July 26, 2019
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bmiller192018
Delmar, NY40 contributions
Talks
Apr 2019 • Couples
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.
Written June 8, 2019
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Tiffany E
Portland, Maine, United States74 contributions
Fun Place to Stop
Sep 2018 • Couples
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.
Written September 3, 2018
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Thank you for the wonderful review! Please visit again soon. Those interested in finding out when our exhibits change may check out our website.
Written July 26, 2019
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Richard H
Kingman, AZ90 contributions
Our History
Sep 2017
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!
Written August 10, 2018
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Thanks for visiting us!
Written August 13, 2018
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creekbarn49
Ticonderoga, NY7 contributions
overview
Dec 2016 • Friends
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.
Written March 14, 2017
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Dineyander
Littleton, Colorado137 contributions
Nice stop
Sep 2016 • Family
Having lots of genealogy and historical involvement in the area, I was hoping to find more information on the years around the Revolutionary War. There wasn't much. However, the hostess in the Historical Society was very friendly and informative. There were some nice displays, and I'm glad we stopped.
Written October 13, 2016
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maxrebos
Boston, MA670 contributions
Just seeing this is amazing
Jun 2016 • Couples
Just seeing what John Hancock's house looked like in Boston back in the 1700's is worth the visit. It was build using the original blueprints for his house in Boston.
Written June 30, 2016
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Flygirl143
New York City, NY22 contributions
Hancock House and Art Gallery
Jul 2015 • Couples
What a Surprise! This home was amazing and we kept finding hidden gems throughout the home. They did such an incredibly job restoring/recreating this home. Plus there are areas that have local touches added. Truly blown away with how nice this is! KUDOS to all who help everyday with this GEM :)))
Written August 31, 2015
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Karla H
Rowlett, TX4 contributions
Ghost of the past
Oct 2014 • Family
We didn't know what to expect as our host of the area had been when it was fright night. According the the Ms. We found it to be very informative and fun to see parts of the fort that are not open to the public. We made our reservations several weeks in advance and very glad I did as it was a sell out. I would recommend this to any one who enjoys history and a walk in the dark.
Written October 26, 2014
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Pryst
Staatsburg, NY283 contributions
Great People and A Wonderful Resource
Aug 2014 • Family
The Ticonderoga Historical Society is located in a beautiful Georgian style home at 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga. The building was constructed in 1926 and patterned after the Hancock House in Boston, built in the 1730's. There is a gift shop, a museum, and very helpful people who are attentive and know their history. The building is open 10-4, Wednesday-Saturday, year round. If you have an interest in history, and the time, this museum is worth a stop. The gift shop has many very interesting books at reasonable prices.
Written August 11, 2014
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