|Address:||102 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, USA|
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As a little girl my Father went there on summer vacations. The area in it self was pristine and clean air.That was 5o some odd years ago. I will never forget that table where a mother and daughter were murdered on. The table itself, still had the blood stains of them in bedded right through the table. I turned the corner when I saw that table, I became a history nut. I still love history. My hometown is Syracuse,NY, but ended up on the Erie canal. My husbands hometown was Richmond,Va. and NC. I always wanted him to see that part of NY.state but passed away 3 yrs. Ago.I came to this site to see I was right about certain things. I decided to see if the Fort and Im so glad I did, you people in that area made me smile, it is beautiful. Thank you so much for keeping this in pristine condition and I hope to visit one more time.
The fort is very well restored and taken care of. I was able to attend the firing of the cannon. The reenactors are top notch in projecting their voices, using proper french pronunciation and enthusiastically explaining the what and why of what they were presenting . The setting gives a feel of what it must have been like on the front line in the wilderness at the time. I also attended the special hands-on lecture "Beyond Bullets and Blades". It was very much worth the extra admission. Our guide Matthew was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. Hes everything our education system is missing to get our young people interested in history.
Remember those guys in high school you knew who were way too knowledgeable about historical events and spent time doing re-creations of those events in costume? In high school those people werent appreciated, but go to Fort Ticonderoga, and youll appreciate people who are clearly very interested in the history theyre recreating. Youll find that youve spent more time at the Fort than youd planned. There are regular events, including demonstrations of musket tactics, drum and fife, etc. Its all very well put together, and with the backdrop of Lake Champlain and the mountains in the distance, its just fantastic. Well worth it.
I was there as a young boy with my mother and father great memories. Of course those were the best years of my life going to Lake George every year for a vacation visiting Fort Ticonderoga Fort William Henry and of course Howard Johnsons restaurant we go everyday for breakfast from a motel that was a long long time ago . A day trip to Fort Ticonderoga is spectacular magnificent history unbelievable breathtaking views and a monument to our great countries freedom and fight to speak freely which is slowly being taken away from us.. go see the history as it was meant to be before they take that away from us too.
We visited Fort Ticonderoga with our three teens during the Summer and they really enjoyed the guided tour, the scenery, and the history lessons. Even with my children being raised in a technological generation, they never took out their devices to play due to being bored. They really enjoyed learning and visiting and sharing the photos afterwards with friends and family. We loved the re-enactments, the guided history lessons, the cooking and sewing demonstrations, and the amazing scenery! I would highly recommend visiting Fort Ticonderoga with the whole family for a great history lesson.
Without a doubt,one of the top forts in America.I am a history buff and I was completely satisfied with my visit to Tig.This was actually my Third visit.I was there as a kid in the 50s and took my family there some 20 years ago.I visited once again on a solo trip and enjoyed it immensely.It truly is a great site where so much of our nations history took place.Take time to fully explore it and make sure you go to Mt.Defiance-The view is exceptional.Only minor note of criticism is battle trail needs to be marked better.It was ok to drive along it but walking it was difficult.
Authentically represents history and a greater appreciation of the life and hardships experienced by the soldiers stationed here. The Fort is located in the scenic Adirondack region of NY situated between Lake George and Lake Champlain. The beauty of the area is alone worth the trip, and there are terrific views from the Fort and other vantage points on the grounds. The guided tours and reenactments are a must as the guides help bring the past to life. If you are travelling anywhere close to this area, you will want to add this Fort to your bucket list of things to do.
Very fascinating place! There was a good amount to see and we managed to see it all in a day. The tour times were different than on the brochure so we missed them. We still had a blast exploring on our own and we did get to see the musket firing and have a guided tour of the gardens. The staff was knowledgable and pleasant. The Kings Garden was beautiful. I would love to return in the summer when the gardens are in full bloom. Also, we came back after dinner to check out the moonlight corn maze and we enjoyed that as well!!
Superbe fort, beaucoup danimations. Démonstration de mousquets (11h00) et de canon (14h00) très appréciées des enfants. En bateau, beau mouillage au pied du fort. Accès en dinghy depuis la pente de gazon à louest du fort (voir Google Map).
The live re-enactment folks are living in total emersion of the past. The tailor was fascinating. You are allowed to tough and handle the pieces and clothing that he makes. Best if possible to go on a day others may not want to be there (rain or cloudy cool) so you can take your time talking with these people. Ask questions. You can easily spend the entire day here or more. The place is restored from the original plans, because remember the place was blown up at least twice to keep it out of enemy hands.
Author Joseph J. Madden
An amazing piece of history. Having been here and to Fort William Henry in Lake George, there is no comparison. While I love FWH, its a much different experience when you look out over the ramparts and see McDonalds and a half-dozen gift shops. The views from Fort Ticonderoga are much the way they were 200 years ago. One truly feels like they are walking into history here. I cannot imagine taking a trip to the Adirondacks and not going to visit Ticonderoga.
This was a great place to spend the day! I learned a lot about the fort and its history. I really loved the living history demonstrations, including a live musket firing demonstration. Although the reenactors were knowledgeable, the docents in the museum were not (at least the three I asked questions of werent). Also, watch your time, your ticket is only good for the day unless you come late in the afternoon - be sure you allow enough time!
Amazing musket, saber, and munitions display - one of the largest in the US. Great historical tour, very knowledgeable guide. The shoe maker actually makes the shoes for all of the historically dressed employees. Musket demonstrations in the am (10?) and cannon firing demo in the pm (2pm). Closes at 5pm. To visit the fort and the gardens, I would leave at least 4, maybe 5 hours. Add about an hour if you plan to eat at the on-site cafe.
Last summer my grandchildren and I went to visit this amazing fort. My grandchildren loved their visit. They took their time and stopped at every exhibit. They really enjoyed the shoemaker , the tailor and seeing and getting to participate in shooting a real cannon. This was the highlight of my grandsons visit. My grandchildren also loved the corn maze. It was a fun afternoon and educational too. We will certainly go again.