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Fort Ticonderoga

102 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
United States

Fort Ticonderoga, formerly Fort Carillon, is a large 18th-century star fort built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain, in northern New York, in the United States. The capture of Fort Ticonderoga was the first offensive victory for American forces in the Revolutionary War. It secured the strategic passageway north to Canada and netted the patriots an important cache of artillery.

Fighting on the side of the British was Mohawk leader and warrior, Thayendanegea, or Joseph Brant, whose volunteer unit was infamous for waging guerilla warfare tactics against the Patriots during the Revolutionary War. You can learn more about this brave warrior at the American Revolution Experience.