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“America's Fort with fantastic views”
Review of Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga
Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Ticonderoga
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Owner description: A popular attraction, built by the French in 1755, that has been restored to its original condition.
Reviewed July 29, 2013

We decided on the Fort because it was close to our travels in Vermont. We were not disappointed with the choice. The fort has been rebuilt and houses many artifacts. The tour guides/reenactors were great. They brought the old to life. The view was fabulous. There are many trails and grounds to walk about. The King's Garden is great. If I hear the Pell summer home is open, I will definitely return.

Thank Greg G
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

A trip to Fort Ticonderoga is rich in history that comes to life with the help of some very talented staff. Visitors get a glimpse into the 1700's and what military life was life through wonderfully restored buildings, exhibits and re-enactments. There were demonstrations on musket firing, shoe and clothing making, what they grew for food in their gardens and music by the fife and drum corp. There is also a museum of beautiful artwork containing portraits of prominent members of the history of the fort. We expected to only stay for a few hours but spent most of the day there as there was so much to see and do. Great for the whole family!

1  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Ft. Ticonderoga is a must visit. Staff is wonderful as well as re-enactors. 2013 the Fort represents 1755 for presentations and demonstrations. (I different year is selected annually). Be sure to be there early for the flag raising presentation and guided tour, all included for one very reasonable price. Excellent movie theatre as well as exhibits. Watch the re-enactors make and sew their own period uniforms and shoes in the taylor shop. The restaurant is is good and the gift shop nice. The surrounding grounds and gardens are lovely as well. Very nice accommodations in the local area as well. Folks of all ages will enjoy Ft Ticonderoga.

1  Thank WFlyfisher
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Fort Ticonderoga holds an important place in our history as the cannon the American's captured there helped win the Revolutionary War. Therefore, it was a wonderful experience to be able to see this site first hand. I recommend going to Mount Defiance first so that you may see this fort from a higher view. Truly breathtaking. Once at the fort take the offered tour. We had an amazing young man who is studying history in Scotland. He did a masterful job and engaged the audience. The fort itself is filled with artifacts and information. Be aware of the wasps and hornets (they love rock walls!). The staff is in period clothing and is eager to help. Be sure to go see the King's Garden as well. I discovered they have canoe rentals too (wish I had known because it was a perfect day for a ride). Finally, there is a great cafe attached to the gift shop which had an intreguing menu. The mint italian dressing was amazing! Many events are planned throughout the year so check online an plan accordingly. Be aware that many parts of the site do not have wheel chair access. A great way to spend the day!

1  Thank Raistlin73_11
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

My husband and I (who are big history fans) were visiting the Lake George region and decided to visit Fort Ticonderoga instead of the Fort William Henry which was much closer. The drive to get there from Lake George was really long. The entrance was really nice and gave us high expectations of what was to come. Once we paid the fee (which we thought was really high for what you got), we walked around the Fort. We found it to be a great disappointment. There were some musicians walking around and playing, but even that we found to be a bit hokey. The old weapons and artifacts on display seemed like a half-hearted effort. Considering the price we paid for admission, I was expecting a bit more up-to-date signage and historical interpretation, but everything was really dated. There was a nice exhibit on diseases during the Revolutionary War area that was interesting and the views surrounding the Fort are great, but I just didn't feel the attraction to be worth the long drive and the high admission fee.

4  Thank ebbie1081
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