Fort Ticonderoga Travel Guide

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Fort Ticonderoga Things to Do

  • Fort, gardens and maze

    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...

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  • The King's Garden

    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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  • Fort Ticonderoga

    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

    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...

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  • The Museum

    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

    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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  • Soldier's Quarters

    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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  • If You Like the Past Preserved. . .

    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 Backside is Guarded Too

    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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Fort Ticonderoga Warnings and Dangers

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    by mrclay2000 Written Jan 9, 2003

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    The Fort is not open year-round. Calendars of events may be had from the fort website. Generally the fort is open from May through October, but each year has different opening and closing times.

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Fort Ticonderoga Off The Beaten Path

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    by mrclay2000 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    About an hour south of the fort you can visit the battlefield that helped turn the course of the War of Independence to the American side. Structures are limited but there are a few monuments and houses here, and you can always fire the available mortars or field pieces over the Hudson River valley.

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Fort Ticonderoga Favorites

  • The Fort Itself -- Not All Hard Wall

    The structures inside Fort Ticonderoga are designed for visitor access! They stand today the same as they did in the 18th century. From the ramparts where the cannon sit and through archways where famous generals trod, you'll find volunteers in colonial costume ready to answer your questions or to pose for a group photo. Admission is presently $12...

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  • A Place Well-Known to Persons Famous and...

    Here is a small list of famous people who have visited the fort, and even walked through the same walkway that you will when you gain access to the fort interior through the Place d'Armes. Benedict Arnold, Ben Franklin and George Washington are only a few.

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