Ticonderoga Fort Ticonderoga will host Flashlight Nights on Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 21 and 22 and Oct. 28 and 29, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The program will uncover Fort Ticonderoga’s layers of history and haunted stories at night in the fort and in the six-acre corn maze.
“Hear the story of Fort Ticonderoga inside the stone walls of the fort and then use your flashlight to guide your way to the ‘Heroic Corn Maze’ where a multitude of twists and turns through acres of corn stalks await,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ti executive director.
The night-time tours of the fort will be led by costumed historic interpreters and will allow guests to enter areas of the fort where unexplained events have occurred. The tour offers historical context to the many ghostly stories that are part of Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
If visitors have an even greater appetite for exploring Fort Ticonderoga at night, they can continue their tour as they find their way by flashlight to the “Heroic Maze,” a six-acre corn maze located near the fort’s historic Garrison Garden. The maze offers visitors the opportunity to navigate through the six-acres of corn stalks at night.
Fort Ticonderoga has a long and often violent history. Constructed in 1755, the fort was the scene of the bloodiest day of battle in American history prior to the Civil War when on July 8, 1758, nearly 2,000 British and Provincial soldiers were killed or wounded during a day-long battle attempting to capture the fort from the French army. During the American Revolution nearly 20 years later thousands of American soldiers died of sickness while defending the United States from British invasion from the north.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. For tickets people can call 585-2821 or visit the Museum Store. Tickets will also be on sale at the gate.
Gates will open at 6:30 p.m. and tours will begin at 7 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine. People are asked to bring their own flashlights.
For more information go online at www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze