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Fort Ticonderoga initiates ‘Ambassador Pass’

Program will provide free admission to Ti residents

Ticonderoga residents will again receive free admission to Fort Ticonderoga this season, but only after applying for an “Ambassador Pass.”

Ticonderoga residents will again receive free admission to Fort Ticonderoga this season, but only after applying for an “Ambassador Pass.”

— Ticonderoga residents will again receive free admission to Fort Ticonderoga this season, but only after applying for an “Ambassador Pass.”

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Anne McDonald

In past seasons local residents simply had to show a valid drivers license or other form of identification as proof of residency to gain admission to the fort. Now the “Ambassador Pass” will be required and must be obtained in advance of a visit. Children younger than age 18 will receive free admission with their parent’s pass.

The pass will give Ticonderoga residents free admission to the fort, special exhibits, interpretive programs, author series, re-enactments, King’s Garden, Discovery Gardens, the Heroic Corn Maze and more.

Fort Ticonderoga will open for the 2012 season May 18.

The pass will allow the fort to keep track of how many Ti residents actually visit.

“The ‘Ambassador Pass’ program is an effort for the fort to better capture the information on who is visiting so that we can better communicate with Ticonderoga residents that enjoy the fort,” explained Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga executive director. “The more we are able to communicate with them, the more local residents will be able to understand the fort’s mission and be aware of our programs and plans.

“This is pretty standard for the profession and similar destination pass programs,” she said. “We look forward to a great 2012 season.”

To secure an “Ambassador Pass” local residents should contact Fort Ticonderoga’s business office at 585-2821, go online at www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/hours to download the form, or Email info@fortticonderoga.org.

People who do not live in Ticonderoga can get free admission to Fort Ticonderoga by joining the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.  Membership begins at $20 and includes free admission to Fort Ticonderoga, free or discounted admission to selected events and a subscription to Fort Ticonderoga’s “Haversack” newsletter.  Information on the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga is available online at www.fortticonderoga.org/support.

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