Ticonderoga: The Town that Moses Built
One of several free tours AARCH is offering this season, highlighting unique structures and the stories behind them. The walking portion of the tour will last approximately two hours; please be prepared for periods of walking and standing. Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated.
Ticonderoga, derived from the Native American word for “land between the waters,” is not only the site of the world-famous Fort Ticonderoga, but also to several well-preserved National Register-listed historic districts of turn-of-the-century buildings in the village. Our tour focuses on Horace A. Moses, an industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of the Strathmore Paper Company, and the many downtown structures along Montcalm Street he constructed, including the Hancock House Museum and Community Center. Bill Dolback, town historian and president of the Ticonderoga Historical Society, will lead the tour.
The walk starts at the Hancock House Museum and continues down Montcalm Street, Ticonderoga’s commercial center. Begins at 10 a.m. and ends around noon.
Address of the Hancock House Museum: 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, NY
Parking: Parking is available at the museum in an adjacent parking lot.
Museum phone: (518) 585-7868