About Us

The Heritage Museum seeks to advance the awareness and appreciation of the industrial history of Ticonderoga through preservation and interpretation. As a Heritage Visitors' Center along the Lakes to Locks passage, the museum hosts historically accurate exhibits, inspiring programs, and creative children's workshops.


Situated along the Lakes to Locks passage, the museum hosts historically accurate exhibits, which interpret the manufacturing techniques and the history of the International Paper Company, the American Graphite Company (makers of the famous Dixon-Ticonderoga pencils), and other industries of the area.


The museum focuses on programs and exhibits that:

  • Excite children and spark imagination for discovery and learning.
  • Engage families in unique cultural interactions.
  • Enhance curiosity and knowledge of the Ticonderoga region’s past, present, and future.
  • Emphasize the legacy of the La Chute River.

Each summer, area children enjoy a twice-a-week program offered by the museum in July through mid-August.