Making American History Accessible and Fun

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Fort Ticonderoga offers a unique way for kids (and adults) to experience some of the most significant events in American history.

And their summer (and beyond) schedule is loaded with something for everybody.

Here’s a quick guide to the Special Events this summer courtesy of the folks at Fort Ti. 

Battle Re-enactment: Defiance & Independence
July 21-22, 2018

Join Fort Ticonderoga for this two-day battle reenactment and witness the epic siege of American-held Ticonderoga. Watch the story unravel around you as the roar of cannon and muskets erupt and see how American soldiers and artillerymen held the line in the name of Liberty.

Fife and Drum Corps Muster
July 28, 2018

Experience martial music at its best during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster at Fort Ticonderoga! Learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums and enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of classic marches and camp songs throughout the day. 

Fife and Drum Corps Twilight Tattoo
July 28, 2018

Set inside the stone walls of Fort Ticonderoga, enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of fifes and drums during evening Fife & Drums Corps performances. 

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival
October 6, 2018

Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun! Meet friendly heritage breed animals, discover the power of horses in lively demonstrations, and enjoy the flavors of the region with local food, wines, and ciders in the farmer's market. Live music, hands-on children activities, and more will be available throughout the day!

Living History Event: The Enemy is Refortifying Ticonderoga
November 10, 2018

As General Washington reveled in his victory at Yorktown in October 1781, British and Loyalist forces assembled at Ticonderoga to attempt a push down the Champlain Valley. Watch as soldiers and sailors work away to resurrect old cannons thrown in the lake back in 1777. Witness tradesmen of the army diligently repairing remnants of the old fort to secure the vital ground at Ticonderoga. 

Living History Event: Riot! Yankees versus Buckskin
December 15, 2018

See how the cold and lonely existence on this forward post would lead soldiers to fighting, nearly erupting in riot at the end of 1776. Witness the small altercation between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts as men go sour, and an entire battalion suppress the brawl. 

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Planning You Visit

See what adventure waits for you at Fort Ticonderoga, where every year is a new story and every day is a new experience!  Whether this is your first time to Fort Ticonderoga or you have been visiting for decades, it's never too early to start planning. Our calendar is filled with exciting daily programs, evening programs, behind-the-scene tours, and engaging special events for visitors of all ages! 

Fort Ticonderoga is a pet friendly site to leashed animals! Please be aware of receptacles and areas where animals are not permitted. 

  • Calendar & Events:  Find out what's happening at Fort Ticonderoga! 
  • Buy Admission Tickets:  Information about ticket prices for daily admission, two-day passes, and Mount Defiance tickets & frequently asked questions.
  • Hours and Directions:  Plan ahead before your arrival.
  • Group Visits:  Bring your group to Fort Ticonderoga to make memories, share the beauty, and be immersed in our epic story!
  • Suggested Itineraries:  Make the most of your visit with these great ways to fill your days!  
  • Behind the Scenes and Special ToursLed by engaging historians, these programs illuminate the site's history in a way that builds curiosity and understanding of the past!
  • For all of the information, click here.