Fort Ticonderoga is offering guests the opportunity to experience the history and natural beauty at Fort Ticonderoga during specialty evening tours.
Visitors can enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s touring boat Carillon to discover why Lake Champlain is one of America’s most historic waterways. During a Gossip Tour, visitors can learn salacious stories about Ticonderoga, dating back to 1755. The power of artillery is on display during a dramatic cannon demonstration on the Guns by Night tour.
Guests can choose from one of the following after-hour programs:
Sunset Boat Cruise on Lake Champlain – Revel in the region’s scenic beauty aboard the Carillon, a 1920s-style, tour boat. Toast to the King’s health with a complimentary cocktail of soldiers’ rum punch as you discover Ticonderoga’s rich maritime history. A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and signature cocktails, featuring Stonecutters Spirits are available for purchase.
The Gossip Tour – Go beyond the battles to get the real story of life at Ticonderoga during this adult-only, walking tour with Curator Matthew Keagle. From high crimes to petty bickering, serving at Ticonderoga was full of drama from 1755 to 1781. This tour involves stairs and moderate walking around Fort Ticonderoga and is not for young audiences.
Guns by Night – The flash of musketry and the roar of cannon fire by night will captivate you in this unique, 90-minute tour and demonstration of 18th-century firepower. Explore the workings of the firelocks and cannon that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga that influenced and shaped the importance of this strategic citadel. Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the fort during the French and Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution.
To learn more about Fort Ticonderoga’s evening programming, call (518) 585-2821 or visit their website. All prices are in addition to Fort Ticonderoga general admission and advanced purchase is required. Space is limited for tours. Tickets can now be purchased online.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga courtesy Carl Heilman II.