Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event Saturday, February 18th, highlighting British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence. Be part of the action as living history demonstrations feature the weapons, tactics, trades,and people during peacetime at the fort. From blanket coats, to fur caps and mittens, discover the special clothing and equipment needed for service in Canada and along Lake Champlain.
Admission to the event is $10 for the general public and free to Fort Ticonderoga Members, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under. For the full event schedule, visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/events/fort-events/living-history-event-1775-british-garrison-at-ticonderoga/detail.
Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the routine of soldiers in the 26th Foot and their wives and families who made their homes inside the walls of the fort. Weapons demonstrations allow you to go beyond loading and firing to discuss what military traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Tour through the reconstructed Fort Ticonderoga of today and see what made this much vaunted fortification so vulnerable to be captured by the Green Mountain Boys in the spring of 1775. Join Matthew Keagle, Fort Ticonderoga Museum Curator, for a presentation that traces the experiences of the 15 different regiments that held Ticonderoga for Britain.
“This living history event will highlight the story of the people that provided the peacetime services and efforts to prepare Ticonderoga for war once again in 1775,” said Beth Hill, President and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga. “Our commitment to bringing the dramatic and real story of our past to life through unforgettable programs such as the 1775 British Garrison at Fort Ticonderoga is an opportunity to share with our visitors the importance of this place in the founding of America.”
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Photo: The 1775 British Garrison at Ticonderoga takes place February 18th at Fort Ticonderoga. Photo credit: Fort Ticonderoga.