Ticonderoga residents will again receive free admission to Fort Ticonderoga this season, but only after applying for an “Ambassador Pass.”
continued Fort Ti officials believe the “Ambassador Pass” will allow them to establish a closer relationship with local residents.
“Ticonderoga residents have such pride in Fort Ticonderoga’s history – our community’s story,” said Anne McDonald, Fort Ti board member and Ti resident. “We are excited to have the opportunity to build a strong Ambassador program that connects the fort and area residents in our effort to build a bright future for one of America’s most significant historic sites and in turn help revitalize our community’s economy through destination tourism.”
Sandy Morhouse, Fort Ticonderoga Association vice president and Ticonderoga resident, agreed.
“Fort Ticonderoga has so many wonderful programs and events scheduled for the 2012 season, making this special offer especially valuable,” he said. “This Ambassador program is a tangible reflection of the important partnership between the fort and the historic town in which it resides.”
In 2012 Fort Ticonderoga will unveil its new weapons exhibit “Bullets & Blades: The Weapons of America’s Colonial Wars and Revolution,” new programs and major special events.
“Visitors will be immersed in the fort’s tumultuous events of 1775 through daily programs including the fort’s new historic trades initiative which will include shoemaking and military tailoring,” Hill said.
The Fort Ticonderoga Association is the not-for-profit educational and cultural organization whose mission is 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.
Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga attracts more than 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. The historic site and museum includes the restored fort, museum galleries, approximately 2,000 acres of land including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield, Mount Defiance and the northern end of Mount Independence.
Fort Ticonderoga is home to one of America’s largest collections of 18th-century military material culture and its research library contains nearly 14,000 published works focusing on the military history of northeastern North America and New France during the 18th century.
Approximately 60 percent of Fort Ticonderoga’s revenue is generated from Admission related income. The private not-for-profit organization is not funded by the local, state, or federal government. Philanthropic support by individuals, corporations, and foundations benefits the educational mission of Fort Ticonderoga.