Fort Ticonderoga’s new “Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure” is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 20. In late October, the “Heroic Maze” opens after dark for Flashlight Nights. People can explore Fort Ticonderoga’s six-acre corn maze at night.
People now have an opportunity to solve a six-acre puzzle by testing their knowledge of Fort Ticonderoga history.
Fort Ticonderoga’s new “Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure” is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 20.
A separate admission ticket is required. Tickets for the maze are $10 for adults and $7 for children 3 to 12 years old. Tickets can be purchased at Fort Ticonderoga’s admission area located in the Log House.
The maze is part of the national initiative “Lets Move! Museums & Gardens.” The program is dedicated to eliminating childhood obesity by providing opportunities visitors to learn about healthy food choices and promoting physical activity through interactive exhibits and programs.
The “Heroic Maze” at Fort Ticonderoga offers children the opportunity to be immersed in a six-acre, life-size puzzle cut out in the shape of the fort and includes more than two miles of trails. Children of all ages are challenged to test their navigational skills by answering clues related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history and geography as they explore the trails to solve the puzzle.
“Fort Ticonderoga is a natural fit for this initiative because the fort’s 2,000 acres offers families outdoor spaces where they can engage in physical activity,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ti executive director. “The ‘Heroic Maze’ in particular offers a unique and fun way to challenge children physically and intellectually through exploration in a life-size puzzle at one of America’s most significant historic sites.”
The maze is divided into phases allowing two levels of difficulty and the chance to gain confidence in the smaller maze before tackling the main maze. The average journey will take from 20 minutes for the first phase up to an hour for the main maze.
Along with daily visitors to the “Heroic Maze,” school field trip groups and other group tours will have the fun opportunity to learn about Fort Ticonderoga’s story while building teamwork skills as part of this interactive, interdisciplinary quest. In September and October, the “Heroic Maze” will be open for group visits on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required.
In late October, the “Heroic Maze” opens after dark for Flashlight Nights. People can explore Fort Ticonderoga’s six-acre corn maze at night. The adventure becomes even more fun and challenging as people wind their way through the maze with flash light in hand Oct. 21 and 22 and Oct. 28 and 29.
Fort Ticonderoga developed the “Heroic Maze” with a professional maze design company from Utah that used computer technology to translate intricate designs onto the landscape, creating a fun and exciting quest.
The agricultural history at Fort Ticonderoga dates to 1756 when the French built the Garrison Gardens below the walls of the Fort. Today the formal display King’s Garden, along with educational Discovery Gardens, protected battlefields, sustainable modern farming practices, and the corn maze continue this legacy.
All proceeds from the “Heroic Maze” support Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to ensure that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history.