Ticonderoga Historical Society

Ticonderoga Historical Society


Organized in 1897 and chartered by the New York State Board of Regents in 1909, preserves and interprets history through collections, exhibits, programs and community outreach.  With a focus on the historical, scientific and social aspects of the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Champlain and Lake George regions, the Ticonderoga Historical Society showcases the contributions of our region to the history of New York and the United States while preserving and promoting our unique cultural history.

We are located in the historic Hancock House. The Hancock House was a gift from native son and prominent philanthropist Horace Moses (1862-1947). His success in the paper industry helped him contribute much to Ticonderoga, including the Liberty Monument, Community Building and the Hancock House.  

In building the Hancock House he achieved one of  his lifetime ambitions: to establish a museum with a library that would make Ticonderoga a focal point for public interest in the region’s nationally significant history. Moses wanted to reproduce a historic building of stone, a material more fire resistant than a wooden structure, so that it would protect valuable furnishings and records.

The Ticonderoga Historical Society today manages this elegant structure as a regional museum and reference library. There are interesting and exciting exhibits on all four floors of the Hancock House, including the Harmon Art Gallery. See our website for hours open to visit.

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