The Hancock House is an historic structure in Ticonderoga, New York. It is a replica of the Hancock Manor on Boston's Beacon Hill that was the residence of Thomas Hancock, the uncle of John Hancock.Use our Ticonderoga road trip website to add The Hancock House and other attractions to your Ticonderoga vacation plans.
The Hancock House was built by philanthropist Horace A. Moses for the New York State Historical Association as a repository for "American Traditions in History and the Fine Arts;" the Association used it as its "Headquarters House" until after World War II. It was built in 1925-1926, and is a 4 1/2-story, five bay by three bay, Georgian Revival style granite building. It has a slate covered gambrel roof and full basement.
It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.
Born in Ticonderoga, Horace Augustus Moses became wealthy building and acquiring a number of paper mills that he combined to form the Strathmore Paper Company. As his wealth grew, he made a series of substantial donations to many Ticonderoga projects, among which were the Valley View Cemetery Chapel, the Liberty Monument, the Moses-Ludington Hospital, the Community Building, and the Hancock House; with the last of these, he accomplished an early lifetime ambition— to establish a museum with a library that would make Ticonderoga a focal point for public interest in the region's history.
The Hancock House Museum and Research Library was established in 1926. The Ticonderoga Historical Society today manages the building as a regional museum and reference library. There are exhibits throughout the Hancock House. The library houses a large collection of regional material on civic, social and economic matters and has one of the largest collections of genealogical resource materials in the region.
The Hancock House reviews
Stopped here after a trip to Fort Ticonderoga. Fascinating story behind the house, which was never lived in, it was built as a recreation of John Hancock's house in Boston. Lots of displays and... more »
We went there to hear a talk on Jews in the Andirondacks. Their staff compiled and presented what was an amazing journey with pictures of the 1800s - 1900s. more »
Plan your trip to Ticonderoga
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Ticonderoga
Side trips from Ticonderoga
Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake
Blue Mountain Lake
Duration: 2h 30 min
Trips to The Hancock House by other users
60 days in Burlington BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Vermont National Guard Library & Museum, Inc. Burlington City Arts Center Burlington Bike Path 60 days in United States BY A USER FROM FINLAND New York City Great Smoky Mountains National Park Los Angeles 4 days in Plattsburgh BY A USER FROM CANADA Stowe Mountain Resort 1st Republic Brewing Company Beer Tastings & Tours 5 days in Ticonderoga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Ticonderoga 3 days in Lake Placid BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES The Hancock House Fort Ticonderoga Adirondack Artists Guild 17 days in Lake Placid & Keene BY A USER FROM CANADA Lake Placid Keene