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Fort Ticonderoga Trip

October 07, 2016 - October 07, 2016

  • Location: Bus leaves from Pruyn House
  • Venue: Pruyn House
  • Address: 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110
  • Times: From: 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
  • Admission: $70 for members and $75 for non-members
  • Phone:518-783-1435
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Fort Ticonderoga, originally known in French as Fort Carillon, is about 100 miles north of Albany. It is about a two hour drive. The 18th century fort was built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain. It has years of history; from Champlain's confrontation with the Mohawks in 1609 to the British assault in 1758 (the greatest loss of life in New York in a single day, until the World Trade Center disaster). The Fort is so strategically located, that during the 1758 Battle of Carillon, 4,000 French defenders were able to repel an attack by 16,000 British troops. Today's beautiful Victorian flower garden is located where the French troops planted corn. After exploring the Kings Garden, while touring the Fort, you may see La Fleche chickens or Red Devon cattle.

Ticonderoga was explored, ascended, and defended by water. Now it's your chance to be a part of this experience. After we have explored the Fort and enjoyed lunch in the café, we will board the 60 foot, 49 passenger tour boat to travel around the Ticonderoga Peninsula. In 90 minutes you will enjoy centuries of stories that floated across this ancient lake. We hope you can join us!!!

The cost is $70 for members and $75 for non-members which includes transportation, the boat tour and bus driver tip. Lunch will be on your own in the café.

A Brown bus will depart from the lower lot of Pruyn House at 8:00am and return about 5:30. Pruyn House is located at 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY 12110.

Call 783-1435 for reservations and details or pruynhouse@colonie.org

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