Designed in the Shape of the Fort
What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! Beginning August 15, test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s new six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden. The Heroic Maze is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and will be open August 15 through October 19. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821.
The maze, with a new design featuring the shape of Fort Ticonderoga and the year 1776, is divided into phases allowing two levels of difficulty and the chance to gain confidence in the smaller maze before tackling the main maze. The average journey will take from 20 minutes for the first phase up to an hour for the second phase.
New this year! “Engineer a Fort” Maze Quest
Hidden in the maze are 8 new stations each representing a component of an 18th-century fort. Players are given a Quest Card to collect a stamp from each station. It takes perseverance and skill to find all the objects. Great fun for all ages!
Back by Popular Demand:
Fort Ticonderoga’s youngest guests will have a chance to explore the Heroic Maze in the new kiddie corn maze. Taking less than 5 minutes to navigate with no fear of getting lost, little ones will be in and out in no time.
Experience the Maze at night!Maze by MoonlightExplore the 6-acre corn maze using your flashlight as a guide and under the light of the full moon. The mysteries of the night surround you as you search for hidden stations in the maze to complete our “Engineer a Fort” Maze Quest! Cost is $10 per person; tickets available at the door; last ticket sold 1 hour prior to closing. Maze by Moonlight event dates are Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18. Gates open at 7 pm.
School field trip groups, and other group tours, will have the fun opportunity to learn about Fort Ticonderoga’s dramatic story while building teamwork skills as part of this interactive, interdisciplinary quest. In September and October, the Heroic Maze will be open for group visits on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 am until 2 pm. Registration is required.
Fort Ticonderoga developed the Heroic Maze with a professional maze design company from Utah that used computer technology to translate intricate designs onto the landscape, creating a fun and exciting quest.
The agricultural history at Fort Ticonderoga dates to 1756 when the French built the Garrison Gardens below the walls of the Fort. The agricultural story continues today with nearly 40% of Fort Ticonderoga’s landscape in agricultural use. In addition, a strong horticulture program brings the use of landscape to life in the formal Colonial Revival Garden, working Garrison Garden, and other Discovery Gardens.
The Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! is funded in part by generous support McDonalds of Ticonderoga and Amtrak.
Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™
Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is an independent not-for-profit educational organization, historic site, and museum that ensures 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 engages 70,000 visitors annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May 10 through November 2, 2014. The 2014 season features the Fort’s newest exhibit Founding Fashion: The Diversity of Regularity in 18th-Century Military Clothing which brings together for the first time the museum's wide variety of important 18th-century clothing, related artwork, and archeological fragments to illustrate the diversity of clothing worn by the armies who served at Fort Ticonderoga during the French & Indian War and Revolution. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821.