Fort Ticonderoga, site of America's first victory in the Revolutionary War, is now one of the region's top tourist attractions.
The fort, which features a restored 18th century fort and a museum with more than 30,000 artifacts, drew more than 86,000 visitors last summer.
The 2,000-acre not-for-profit historic site also includes the Log House Restaurant and Museum Store, the Thompson-Pell Research Center that houses the administrative offices and the research library with over 13,000 rare books and manuscripts, the Pavilion, which is slated for future restoration, and the King's Garden at Fort Ticonderoga, the 18th-century garrison garden, a children's garden and the Native American garden.
The Hancock House, which serves as home to the Ticonderoga Historical Society, was a gift to The New York State Historical Association (NYSHA) from native son and philanthropist Horace Moses.
Located at the Liberty Monument at the intersection of Wicker and Montcalm streets, is also home to several exhibits highlighting community history.
The Hancock House Museum and Research Library was dedicated in 1926. The Ticonderoga Historical Society today manages this elegant structure as a regional museum and reference library. There are interesting and exciting exhibits on all four floors of the Hancock House. The modern library houses a large collection of regional material on civic, social and economic elements and also has one of the largest collections of genealogical resource materials in the region.