Fort Ticonderoga

 
As a National Historic Landmark, Fort Ticonderoga brings the history of the French & Indian War and the American Revolution to life. Student, scout, and homeschool groups can take a tour of exhibits in the South Barracks, a 10,000-square-foot gallery space containing thousands of historical objects that explore the fort’s 18th-century military culture and 20th-century reconstruction. Interpreters dressed as French soldiers, weapons demonstrations, and more, add to the immersive Fort Ticonderoga experience. Groups can also navigate through the six-acre corn maze in the fall and visit the historical King’s Garden.
 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883. Essex County. 
 
Tel: 518-585-1023.
 
 
 
Hrs: May 6-Oct. 29, 2017, 9:30AM-5PM. 
 
SCHOOLS
Educational programs at allow students to experience Fort Ticonderoga’s history and the daily lives of 18th-century soldiers through hands-on activities. In the program “To Act as One United Body,” students will become Continental soldiers stationed at the fort after its capture as they learn about military training, practice formation tactics, watch a musket demonstration, and more. Students can also learn about economics and trades such as tailoring and shoemaking in “The Artificer’s Apprentice” program while creating clothes and shoes for the fort’s soldiers. Learn more about student field trips
 
Contact Info
Contact: Ryann Wiktorko, Group Tour Coordinator, rwiktorko@fort-ticonderoga.org.
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: K-College. 
 
Group Size: Minimum of 15 students.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
Topics Covered: American history, French & Indian War, American Revolution, military history, economics. 
 
SCOUTS
Scouts can earn a special Fort Ticonderoga discovery patch and work towards a variety of badges. Discovery patches can be earned by completing the Discovery Tour or “Planting the Tree of Liberty” program, the latter allowing scouts to become Continental soldiers while practicing formation tactics, learning about how to construct a brush shelter, and more. Scouts can also enjoy an overnight experience at the fort where they will camp in soldiers’ quarters, eat soldiers’ dinner and breakfast, and tour the fort. Learn more about scout field trips
 
Contact Info
Contact: Ryann Wiktorko, Group Tour Coordinator, rwiktorko@fort-ticonderoga.org.
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: K-12th. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BAGDES IN: Social Studies, Citizenship.
Topics Covered: American history, French & Indian War, American Revolution, military history, camping.
 
HOMESCHOOL
Homeschoolers are welcome to participate in Fort Ticonderoga’s Homeschool Day on Friday, September 8, 2017. Throughout the day, homeschoolers will learn about the daily lives of 18th-century soldiers, the state of the economy in the 1750s, and more. Activities include watching a musket demonstration, visiting the historic trades shop, and interacting with interpreters dressed as French soldiers. Learn more about Homeschool Day
 
Contact Info
Contact: Rich Strum, Director of Education, rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org
 
Trip Info  
Grade Level: K-12th. 
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: 3 hours. 
 
Cost: Fee.
 
Topics Covered: American history, French & Indian War, American Revolution, military history, economics.