Fort Ticonderoga Things to Do

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    Parade ground - Fort Ticonderoga
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    Fort, gardens and maze

    by nivu Written Jan 11, 2014
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    There is enough to do at Fort Ticonderoga to keep you busy for a day. The Fort itself has extensive exhibits on weapons used during the Fort's history, as well as other historical artefacts and information on the Fort's history. The interpretation staff, dressed in historical costumes, offers demos on different trades and aspects of a soldier's life.
    Near the Fort, you will also find the King's Garden, that are also worth the visit, to explore what a soldier's garden would look like as well as a formal garden growing what would have been grown in the 17th and 18th century.
    If you are visiting in late summer to early fall, you can also explore the six acre corn maze that also teaches you historical facts while you make your way through .

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    Fort Ticonderoga

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 1, 2009

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    The old fort has been beautifully restored. You can stroll along the parapets, tour the museums, and see the old living quarters. There is a lot to see here. The museum has a fascinating exhibit on the US Navy's aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga, which saw action in World War II and took part in recovering one of the Apollo spacecraft.

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    The Lakefront Guarded

    by mrclay2000 Updated Nov 13, 2004

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    ramparts overlooking Lake Champlain

    The ramparts facing Lake Champlain are still protected from marine assault by a series of oxydized cannon running the length of the perimeter. This particular collection of armaments seems primitive compared to the more efficient killers developed in Napoleon's day and later in the American Civil War. Gunnery itself was in its early stages of development.

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    The Museum

    by mrclay2000 Updated Dec 12, 2003

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    the muskets

    The musket collection in the museum is the largest collection of armaments I've seen anywhere in the United States. There are dozens of cabinets containing period rifles and pistols probably numbering well into the hundreds. And of course the fort's ramparts contain the largest collection of mortars I've ever seen in the United States.

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    Cockaded Hats

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you ask, the period-costumed staff will help you with all your questions or pose with you for a photograph. They help make this splendid fort authentic by the living addition of quartermasters and militiamen.

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    If You Like the Past Preserved. . .

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Soldier in training

    You'll get a kick out of all the guns they have here. Everything is still the same as it was over 200 years ago, and the only strange images are modern-garbed visitors running amok through the fort rooms, through the Place d'Armes, along the ramparts, and through the museum.

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    The King's Garden

    by Tom_Fields Written Oct 1, 2009

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    The garrison at Fort Ticonderoga grew herbs and vegetables here, which formed a large part of their rations. It's a quiet, restful place to go visit following a tour of the fort.

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    Soldier's Quarters

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    art above the fireplace

    Inside you'll find the interior and settings much like the outside -- genuine and historic, the same as they were when soldiers were stationed here.

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    The Backside is Guarded Too

    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If attacking from the landward, think again. Fort Ticonderoga has the largest collection of mortars I've seen anywhere in America.

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