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Joker

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Jun 28, 2012
 
What went wrong?
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Jun 30, 2012
 
With what?
Dubbie Doo

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Beth Hill is what went wrong. I went down to the fort the other day (after my seasonal pass came in the mail) to see what they had in the gift shop. Well it is all junk now; the used to have some beautiful items but now it is definitely all for the tourist trade with Fort Ti written all over just about everything. They still have a nice book collection though. I hope she doesn't take those out. I bought 2 books so my trip was not entirely a waste of time. I was there after 3 p.m. and didn't realize that the counter, "Fort Ti Cafe",
was only opened for 4 hours a day now. This woman is running the place to the ground. I was wondering what all the tourist do now when they come out of the museum at 3 p.m. hoping for a cold drink, sandwich, soda, piece of pie, etc. I guess they will take their business elsewhere. What a goomba she is. She also treats the staff like dirt from what I hear now. She came in like a storm and she ought to go out like a storm....

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You get whatyou pay for!!!!

Ya want cheap...... YA GOT CHEAP!!!!!

nuff said
The Kitchen

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You pay $17 dollars just to get in...and then take a look at the KITCHEN STAFF! Ugh!!! Scary.

We used to go there at least once every summer to buy gifts from the shop and each lunch.

Can that new director not find BETTER STAFF ANY WHERE IN NORTHERN NEW YORK?
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It was awful, overpriced, took forever to get, and it wasn't even a busy day.

That place seems to have gone from the frying pan into the fire. No pun.
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You pay $17 dollars just to get in...and then take a look at the KITCHEN STAFF! Ugh!!! Scary.
We used to go there at least once every summer to buy gifts from the shop and each lunch.
Can that new director not find BETTER STAFF ANY WHERE IN NORTHERN NEW YORK?
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Jan 6, 2013
 
So, you don't mind paying $17 for the privilege of driving through the back entrance?

What a slap in the face that is!
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#8
Jan 21, 2013
 
I think we were all hoping after 20 years of insanity, that things would get better.

Asking people for $17 just to get to the parking FIELD is not better. For starters...

More importantly, that place needed, and still needs, a good cleaning out! Of all places in Ticonderoga, the Fort should NOT BE the source of rumors because of a few people that were hired and probably shouldn't have been.

And then, there are some very simple issues that should be addressed and could easily be addressed, e.g. the personal appearance of some staff members. You know, the business of there's only one opportunity to make a first impression.

Gone are the days when John Pell, et al, had his finger on things. It's unfortunate.
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Jan 23, 2013
 
What exactly are you referring to?
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Jan 25, 2013
 

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Hmmm...I didn't realize it had a name now. I'm not sure that is necessary. BUT, they are right to downsize the bad burger pit IF it's going to remain the same as it has been in the recent past.(At least.) No tourist wants to witness that their food is being prepared by a sweaty, obese redneck mama. Who would feed their children there?

However, like someone said, there was a time when they did serve a good cheeseburger, shake, etc. Seems like, under the right management and with the right staff, that could happen again. And I would pay for it--BUT NOT IF I HAVE TO PAY $17 DOLLARS FIRST! Sorry.

And, yes, I too have bought a LOT of books and nice gift items there. Such a shame.
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Beth Hill is what went wrong. I went down to the fort the other day (after my seasonal pass came in the mail) to see what they had in the gift shop. Well it is all junk now; the used to have some beautiful items but now it is definitely all for the tourist trade with Fort Ti written all over just about everything. They still have a nice book collection though. I hope she doesn't take those out. I bought 2 books so my trip was not entirely a waste of time. I was there after 3 p.m. and didn't realize that the counter, "Fort Ti Cafe",
was only opened for 4 hours a day now. This woman is running the place to the ground. I was wondering what all the tourist do now when they come out of the museum at 3 p.m. hoping for a cold drink, sandwich, soda, piece of pie, etc. I guess they will take their business elsewhere. What a goomba she is. She also treats the staff like dirt from what I hear now. She came in like a storm and she ought to go out like a storm....
Fort Ti Sucks

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Oct 12, 2013
 
They treat their staff like dirt, how many people quit or were fired this summer alone? Beth Hill is an incompetent air-head. She threw a fit over the admissions booth when the janitorial staff put a roof over their heads to keep the sun from beating down on their heads and she hated it because it "looked tacky". Okay, so your staff getting heat stroke looks better? She thinks she has everything under control but just look at how she treat everyone.. no wonder so much of the staff has left and they didn't get any applications in for the last few months. I say everyone stops applying or contributing there until she leaves!
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Oct 14, 2013
 
Some needed to go, for sure. You can't have a high-end organization like Fort Ticonderoga employing people who look like they just drove down the hill from their trailer. No matter what department they work in.

However, I think requiring visitors to pay $17, or whatever it is this year, just to get to the gift shop and food is a bit like shooting yourself in the foot. We used to make several trips each year and BUY gifts and food there every trip. Not any more! I just don't always want to see the fort.

They need to re-work the whole food service area, for starters. The building is nice, as is. But the food and service is awful!

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