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Discover What's New at Fort Ticonderoga in 2024

Posted: 4/29/2024

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As we embrace the 2024 season, Fort Ticonderoga, renowned for its rich history and breathtaking location nestled between New York's Adirondacks and Vermont's Green Mountains, Fort Ticonderoga continues to be a pivotal cultural and educational destination. This year, they are excited to offer new experiences and multi-day visits that promise to enhance every visitor's journey through America's past.

What's New in 2024 at Fort Ticonderoga?

Fort Ticonderoga is proud to unveil a variety of new features that bring its historical narrative to life in vibrant and engaging ways:

  • Peacetime Garrison Life in 1774: Step back into 1774 and explore the peacetime lives of British soldiers and their families with new interactive programs. Experience the daily life of the garrison through new story-telling techniques and hands-on activities.
  • Carillon Boat Cruises: Enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Champlain on the Carillon cruise boat. These 75-minute narrated tours offer stunning views and a relaxing break from land-based activities, complete with refreshments available for purchase.
  • Revamped Museum Exhibitions: The fort's museum has expanded its exhibition space to include both new and permanent exhibits that showcase its extensive collection of 18th-century military artifacts. These exhibits provide insight into the military strategies and daily life during America's formative years.
  • Enhanced Gardens and Animal Programs: The King’s Garden and a newly designed children's garden invite visitors to explore the vibrant flora and fauna of the area. The fort's heritage breed animals, including oxen and sheep, play a role in the ongoing stewardship of this historic landscape.
  • Living History and Battle Reenactments: Engage with history firsthand during special events like Scots Day and the Independence Day weekend, including the spectacular Siege of Carillon battle reenactment. These dynamic events bring the past to life with thrilling authenticity.
  • Mount Defiance Tours: Discover the strategic importance of Mount Defiance with our guided tours. Learn about its role in historical battles and enjoy the panoramic views it offers of the surrounding landscape.
  • Family-Friendly Programming: New family programs encourage participation in historical activities, offering a hands-on way to learn about the past. Don't miss our Heroic Corn Maze and tailored family tours designed to engage visitors of all ages.
  • Exclusive Premium Experiences: Take advantage of behind-the-scenes tours and special programs that provide a deeper understanding of the fort's history and significance, available only through premium offerings.

Beth Hill, President and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga, remarks, "We are excited to welcome visitors to Fort Ticonderoga to engage with our history, enjoy our beautiful grounds, and explore our new offerings. As a leader in educational and cultural tourism, we look forward to providing an unparalleled experience to all our guests."

About Fort Ticonderoga

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is museum, historic site, major cultural destination, and center for learning, on-site and across the globe through Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year. Presenting vibrant programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, Fort Ticonderoga and is open for daily visitation May through October and special programs during Winter Quarters, November through April. Fort Ticonderoga is owned by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2024 All Rights Reserved.

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