6 Moses Circle
Ticonderoga, NY 12883 Phone: 518-585-7868
The Ticonderoga Historical Society, organized in 1897 and chartered by the Board of Regents in 1909, advances the preservation and interpretation of history through our collections, programs, and community outreach, perpetuating American traditions for future generations. The Society focuses on the historical, educational, scientific and social aspects of the Adirondack Mountains and Lakes regions of northeastern New York State while preserving and promoting our unique cultural history. The Ticonderoga Historical Society has sponsored the development of Champlain Legacy Park in Ticonderoga on the banks of the La Chute River with direct access to Lake Champlain.
Its home is the Hancock House which was a gift to the New York State Historical Association from native son and philanthropist Horace Moses. Moses built the house as a repository for the purpose of perpetuating “American Traditions in History and the Fine Arts”. This imposing Georgian mansion is a replica of Thomas Hancock’s (Uncle to John Hancock) Beacon Hill residence built between 1737 and 1741 and demolished in 1863. The Hancock House Museum and Research Library was dedicated in 1926. The Ticonderoga Historical Society today manages this elegant structure as a regional museum and reference library offering interesting and exciting exhibits on all four floors.
Ticonderoga Historical Society is a member of the Northern New York Library Network.