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“Nice place to hang out for a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga
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Owner description: A popular attraction, built by the French in 1755, that has been restored to its original condition.
New York
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65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Nice place to hang out for a day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2014

The fort is in good condition, and nice collection in the museum on site. Beautiful scenery. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. There's corn maze on the property too. A lot of history learned in one day. Ample parking.

Visited September 2013
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Connecticut
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fort Ticonderoga & hitory”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

A wonderful experience to be had by young and old. Get there early and enjoy all the fort has to offer. If time allows go to Mount Defiance and look down on the Fort from above. Beautiful views.

Visited June 2013
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DeWitt, Michigan
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368 reviews
215 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Well Preserved Historic Fort”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

A long tree-lined drive ends at the Visitor Center. During our visit, a light rain is falling. As a result, there are not many people visiting the fort today. Ticonderoga is an Indian word meaning "the place between the waters" (Lake George and Lake Champlain). It is a star-design 18th century fort (restored) with informative exhibits throughout many of the rooms. The costumed historians provide demonstrations from shoe-making to gun-firing. Unfortunately, we did not visit the King’s Gardens because they were not open for the season. We love walking in the footsteps of history and this fort has a lot of history!

Visited May 2013
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Ontario
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221 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Very historical”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

They have self guided or guided tours . Even with the self guided tours they are many people around in full period costume to ask questions. Admission is not cheap but well worth it.
This fort really give a lot of historical information about itself. It is very interesting. They have museum exhibits and demonstrations where they shoot of a cannon which is extremely loud. You're also permitted to browse through the Kings Garden which is full of flowers and other plants. The fort is very well kept up and clean of debris and garbage.

This is a true historical site and should not be missed.

Visited July 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Incredible Site”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

I've visited Fort Ticonderoga twice now: once for their spring "War College" and once for a French and Indian War event. All I can say is "wow!" The setting is beautiful, the collections are amazing and, even though the fort is mostly reconstructed, it's still cool to be on the spot where so much history happened. The fort's interpreters are some of the best I've seen, and I've travelled to a LOT of historic sites. The only drawback to this wonderful museum is that it's somewhat remote, but hey, you can't have it all! I HIGHLY recommend a visit.

Visited August 2013
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