For the first time ever, join Fort staff for a rare look at the Pavilion from the inside! The Pavilion was built in 1826 by William Ferris Pell. He and his family occupied it as a summer home through the late 1830s. By 1840 the house had begun to be used as a hotel, its primary function through 1900. When Stephen H.P. and Sarah G.T. Pell began the restoration of Fort Ticonderoga in 1909, they simultaneously undertook the restoration of the Pavilion and the building was used again as a Pell family summer residence through 1987. This tour examines the history and use of this grand summer home and one-time hotel and looks at that challenges it presents for Fort Ticonderoga as it plans the future use of the structure. Tours begin at 11:00 am near the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Tour duration is about an hour and a half once we assemble at the Pavilion. Space is limited to 12 participants per tour, advanced reservations are recommended or tickets, as available, can be purchased on the day of the tour at the Guest Services Desk in the Log House Welcome Center. Price is $35 per person plus cost of general admission. Your receipt acts as your reservation for the tour and must be presented to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour. Extended periods of walking, climbing stairs and passing through narrow spaces is required on this tour and it is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds.
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