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Description of Fort Ticonderoga
Location: 100 Fort Ti Rd, Ticonderoga, NYMap
Area: 21,950 acres Tel. (518) 585-2821 Open: 9:30am- 5pm
Architect: Marquis de Lotbinière
+1 518 585-2821, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Route 74. Daily mid-May to mid-Oct.
9AM-5PM. Restored 18th century fort with exhibits and reenactments.
No pets, no camera tripods. Adults $12, seniors $10.80, ages 7-12
$6. World-renowned museum and historic restored fort on scenic Lake
Champlain. Site of major victories in the French & Indian War and
American Revolution. Restored King's Garden, Military Garrison
Garden, Children’s Garden, and Native American Garden. Hands-on kids
programs daily. Fife & Drum Corps and artillery demos daily July and
August. Encampments and special events throughout the season. Museum
store, restaurant, picnics, easy drive from Lake Placid.
Fort Ticonderoga is a French citadel constructed
in 1755- 58 in Ticonderoga, New York State in United States. Fort
Ticonderoga was designed by Marquis de Lotbinière and covers an area
of 21,950 acres. Fort Ticonderoga, called Fort Carillon from
1755 to 1759, is a large fort built by the French in the eighteenth
century at the southern end of Lake Champlain in New France, in
present-day New York, United States. It was built by Michel Chartier
de Lotbinière, lieutenant and ordinary engineer of the king, from
1755 to 1757, during the Seven Years' War. The name "Ticonderoga"
comes from the Iroquois "tekontaró: ken", meaning "at the junction
of two rivers".
Fort Ticonderoga controls a portage point on
the 6-km-long La Rivière River between Lake George and Lake
Champlain, which is followed by several rapids. It was a
strategically important portage on commercial routes between the
British-controlled Hudson Basin and the French-controlled St.
Lawrence River Basin. Nicknamed "the key of the continent", it was
the scene of several battles between French and British and between
British and Americans, during the American Revolutionary War.
The battle of Fort Carillon in 1758 saw 4,000 French
victoriously repel the assault of 16,000 British soldiers. In 1759,
the British hunt a symbolic French garrison, occupying a height
threatening the fort. In May 1775, during the American Revolutionary
War, the Green Mountain Boys militia and some other groups seized
the fort during a surprise attack led by Ethan Allen and Benedict
Arnold. The captured guns were transported to Boston, where their
deployment allows the capture of the city by the patriots in March
1776. The Americans hold the fort until June 1777, when the British
general John Burgoyne occupies again the heights surrounding the
fort, forcing the Continental Army to evacuate Ticonderoga and its
defenses. The only direct attack of the fort took place in October
1777, when John Brown, at the head of 500 Americans, tries to seize
it, against one hundred defenders.
Shortly after, the British
abandoned Fort Ticonderoga after the failure of the Saratoga
campaign and he ceased to have military utility after 1781 and the
end of the war. It is gradually falling into ruins, as its building
materials, such as stone, wood or metal, are reused by the
inhabitants of the region. It became a tourist attraction during the
nineteenth century and its owners restored it in the early twentieth
century. It now houses a museum and a research center, managed by a