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Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga

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At Fort Ticonderoga, discover the history of the Seven Years War and the American Revolution. Built between 1855 and 1857, the fort's construction on Lake Champlain was a strategic coup by the French against British forces during the American Revolution. Housed in the old soldiers' barracks, the museum exhibits weapons used in battles during this era and provides information about health and injury on the battlefield. You'll also learn about food within the fort in the 1700s. You can witness reconstructions of battles here, complete with costumes and cannon-fire. Also visit the fort's extensive formal gardens, which were created in 1921 and are filled with colorful old-fashioned and modern flowers set against a backdrop of red brick walls. Make Fort Ticonderoga part of your personalized Ticonderoga itinerary using our Ticonderoga route builder app.
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  • Wonderful experience, where history is told and shown in a brilliant way : we feel we are back in time, understanding the life of those that lived, defended, attacked, surrendered or used the... 
    Wonderful experience, where history is told and shown in a brilliant way : we feel we are back in time, understanding the life of those that lived, defended, attacked, surrendered or used the...  more »
  • I have been interested in seeing Ticonderoga and finally was close enough in the area to do so. We had a beautiful sunny day to tour the museum and boat ride. We took our time walking through the... 
    I have been interested in seeing Ticonderoga and finally was close enough in the area to do so. We had a beautiful sunny day to tour the museum and boat ride. We took our time walking through the...  more »
  • Just a one day visit in the rain. The grounds are beautiful, the fort chock full of exhibits, places to sit here and there, staff helpful. Took a very rainy ride on the Carillon, wish it had been... 
    Just a one day visit in the rain. The grounds are beautiful, the fort chock full of exhibits, places to sit here and there, staff helpful. Took a very rainy ride on the Carillon, wish it had been...  more »
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  • Fort Ticonderoga is a wonderful place to visit. The fort itself is very impressive. The museum is also very interesting. We had a great conversation with a tailor. He was hand sewing uniforms and had a wealth of information we found fascinating. We had questions and he had answers! Very impressed all around. Great views, great history, and fantastic staff!
  • Buy one day get the second day free plus a token to check out Mount Defiant! Excellent value for the price! Tons of history, excellent exhibits where you can watch the woodworkers make items in the manner they would for the period - the items that the crafters create, whether it be the seamstresses, the cobblers, the weavers or the others are all used for the Fort and the people. Lots of demonstrations, two locations to visit - the Kings Garden which is absolutely beautiful and has the Carillon Boat ride (an extra fee) and the Fort itself. Definitely a step back in time and the perfect way to show kids living history!
  • It is a nice BIG Historical Battle Fort. Plan on spending a few hours there to take it all in. We really enjoyed the Soldier re-enactments of firing the Cannons and Discharging their weapons. The Cafe was pretty good, except the Clam Chowder soup tasted like it came out of a can. The Gift shop is a good size. The inventory levels were very low on t-shirts...
  • Interesting spot to visit. A lot of history to absorb, accompanied by spectacular views. The Kings Garden is delightful, the Fort has been rebuilt into a magnificent visitor center, the gift shop is nice, and the food at the Cafe was great My only mild complaint is the lack of AC in the visitor building (it was about 90 degrees and the fans weren't quite enough to beat the heat) and the incredibly outdated bathrooms (it felt a bit like going to summer camp). These are certainly not reasons to avoid going- it really was amazing! But something thst could use consideration in the future
  • Fort Ticonderoga is one of the premier military museums in America (Ticonderoga means land between two lakes which are Lake Champlain and Lake George).) and you can see why with all of the exhibits, artifacts, dioramas, and many other exhibits. Everywhere you walked you could join in a tour with extremely knowledgeable tour guides dressed in period clothing. They have an excellent and well stocked gift shop and also a nice café. Many pictures but didn't scratch the surface and they don't really do this place justice. It's an incredibly historic place and worth the visit. People such as George Washington and Benjamin Franklin walked through this entrance.

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