Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze for Kids at Fort Ticonderoga
Combining puzzle-solving and history lessons with fresh air, sunshine and over two miles of winding trails, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure! will remain open through October 20.
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 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.
In late October, the Heroic Maze opens after dark for Flashlight Nights. Conquer the maze guided by only your flashlight and question stations found along the pathways. Tickets will be available for October 21, 22, 28, and 29 by advance sale only beginning August 1, 2011.
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. For more information, call 518-585-2821.