Ticonderoga welcomes scouting groupsTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga welcomes scouting groups of all ages to experience all that 2017 has to offer, including new experiences! Daily programs are offered May 6, 2017 through October 29, 2017. Additional program dates November-April are available upon special request. Enjoy a day trip, rain or shine, and take part in daily guided tours, weapons demonstrations, museum exhibits, hiking trails, self-exploration, and more! Additional scout experiences include the “Planting the Tree of Liberty” program, overnight experiences, and Girl Scout Day. Daily itineraries and special programming can be organized in advance by contacting our Group Tour Coordinator at (518) 585-1023 or rwiktorko@fort-ticonderoga.org. Reservations are required to obtain the group rate.

Add to the Ticonderoga experience by enrolling your scouts in the “Planting the Tree of Liberty” program. In this program, scouts form a platoon of soldiers, learning teamwork and discipline as they undergo a typical day in the life of Continental soldiers; practicing formation tactics, working with tools, learning about shelters, experiencing the confusion of battle, and witnessing a musket demonstration, all alongside Fort Ticonderoga’s interpretive staff. Scout badges are available after the completion of this program by pre-ordering them before your visit.

Give your troop the experience of a lifetime by allowing them to garrison Fort Ticonderoga for a night! Camp inside soldiers’ quarters in the fort’s barracks and discover the powerful atmosphere within these historic walls at night. Also, take a guided hike, tour original earthworks, prepare and eat soldiers’ meals, and participate in other special programs. Pre-registration is required by contacting our Group Tour Coordinator at (518) 585-1023 or rwiktorko@fort-ticonderoga.org. For more information and availability, visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/scouting.

Fort Ticonderoga joins forces with the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York for Girl Scout Day held on Saturday, October 14th. Spend the day and take part in a series of programs designed for girl scouts. While interacting with historic interpreters, girl scouts will discover what life was like for 18th-century soldiers. Special guided tours and museum exhibitions will immerse them in Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history. Scouts will also thrill at the sound of musketry during the weapons demonstration, as well as explore the King's Garden and the Heroic Maze. To register, contact our School and Youth Programs Coordinator at (518) 585-6370 or bmccormick@fort-ticonderoga.org.For more information and a tentative schedule, visit  http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/scouting/girl-scouts/girl-scout-day.

To learn more about programs for scout groups at Fort Ticonderoga, visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/education/scouting.

 

Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™

The Fort Ticonderoga Association is an independent nonprofit educational organization which serves its mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. It serves this mission by preserving and enhancing its historic structures, collections, gardens and landscapes; and educating the public as it learns about the history of Fort Ticonderoga. Welcoming visitors since 1909, it preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in America.  Fort Ticonderoga engages nearly 75,000 visitors each year and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is accredited by the American Association of Museums and pursues its vision to be the premier cultural destination in North America. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.

 

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

Photo: Fort Ticonderoga welcomes scouting groups of all ages May 6, 2017 through October 29, 2017. Contact our Group Tour Coordinator to organize your scout visit.

 

For Further Information Contact:

Beth Hill - 518-585-2821

bhill@fort-ticonderoga.org