Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience. It is the only site in the world that tells a new story each year through dynamic historical interpretation and exhibitions, bringing to life its epic story as the key to the continent in the 18th century. This year is 1757 at Fort Ticonderoga; a fundamental year in the French & Indian War. Discover how these fortified walls were built with gabions, fascines, timbers, and the blood and sweat of French soldiers. Daily programming will bring to life this epic story through new programs and exhibits, Carillon boat cruises living history weekends, special events, gardens, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, canoe rentals, Mount Defiance, and hands-on family activities. Watch as cannon, the great guns of the Fort, move into position to defend this strategic ground. As we kick off our 2017 season, visit with artillerymen to see how they employed heavy guns inside the fort to defend New France!