Amtrak and Fort Ticonderoga Partner in 2013

Top Quote Fort Ticonderoga and Amtrak have partnered up to enhance the experience of visiting the Adirondacks. End Quote
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (1888PressRelease) April 20, 2013 - Fort Ticonderoga and America's National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) have partnered for a second year to connect people traveling between New York City and Montreal to one of the nation's oldest and most significant historic sites, Fort Ticonderoga. Amtrak will offer one free companion rail fare with the purchase of one regular adult rail fare, on the state supported Adirondack line to and from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, now through October 31, 2013.

    Customers simply need to purchase tickets a minimum of 3 days in advance and enter discount code V774. The Northbound Adirondack operates daily between New York City and Montreal, departing New York Penn Station at 8:15 am arriving in Ticonderoga at 1:17 pm. The Southbound Adirondack departs Montreal at 9:30 am, arriving in Ticonderoga at 2:33 pm.

    "The partnership with Amtrak will enable Fort Ticonderoga to reach a broader destination market from New York City to Montreal," according to Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. "Fort Ticonderoga is very fortunate to have an Amtrak stop on our property. Our epic story combined with the Fort's immersive programs and beautiful landscape makes Fort Ticonderoga an exciting destination experience."

    Thanks to the Fort Ticonderoga - Amtrak partnership in 2012, there was an increase of nearly 30% increase in passenger stops in Ticonderoga last year.

    Fort Ticonderoga is one of America's must-see destinations because of its significant history and natural beauty. Located in the 6-million acre Adirondack Park and situated on Lake Champlain, the Fort offers sweeping vistas of Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondack Mountains.

    Opening for the 104th season on Friday, May 17, Fort Ticonderoga will offer new programs, events, exhibits, gardens, hiking trail, and special behind-the-scenes tours. Visitors will immerse themselves in nearly 2000 acres of exquisite landscape at Fort Ticonderoga and experience the story of how the blood spilled to create an empire in the French and Indian War resulted in the struggle for liberty and America's independence a generation later. Visitors to the Fort in 2013 will step back in time to the year 1755 when French soldiers first began construction of the Fort, known as Fort Carillon. Fort Ticonderoga is open daily from May 17 through October 20, 2013 from 9:30 am until 5 pm.

    FORT TICONDEROGA
    America's Fort
    Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a not-for-profit 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 more than 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 17 through October 20, 2013. The 2013 season features the Fort's newest exhibit "It would make a heart of stone melt" Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga which explores early medical theory, practice, and experience as each relates to the armies that served at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.

    America's Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

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