What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure!
Beginning August 15, test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s new six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden. The Heroic Maze is included in Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and will be open August 15 through October 20.
Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/heroic-maze for corn maze details or call 518-585-2821.
From Farm Field to Land Art
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.
Multiple Maze Levels
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 second phase.
Back by popular demand in 2013 – Archeology Quest in the Corn – Scavenger Hunt! Hidden in the maze are 8 stations each representing an artifact. Players are given a Quest Card to collect a stamp from each station. It takes perseverance and skill to find all the objects.
Great fun for all ages!
New this year, Fort Ticonderoga’s youngest guests will have a chance to explore the Heroic Maze in the kiddie corn maze. Taking less than 5 minutes to navigate with no fear of getting lost, little ones will be in and out in no time.
Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze by Moonlight
Explore the 6-acre corn maze using your flashlight as a guide and under the light of the full moon. The mysteries of the night surround you as you search for hidden stations in the maze to complete our Archeology Quest in the Corn game!
Cost is $10 per person; tickets available at the door; last ticket sold 1 hour prior to closing.
Maze by Moonlight event dates are Tuesday, August 20, Saturday, September 21, 8 pm-11pm and Saturday October 19, 7 pm 10 pm.
Group Visitors School field trip groups, and other group tours, will have the fun opportunity to learn about Fort Ticonderoga’s dramatic 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 am until 2 pm. Registration is required.
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