Reenactors portraying French and British soldiers of the Seven Year’s War, also known as the French and Indian War, will converge upon Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26 to recreate the tumultuous and chaotic events by which General Amherst’s British army captured this vital Fort. Visitors will experience the life of British soldiers and besieged French soldiers recreated around them, with all the sights and sounds they would have encountered at Fort Ticonderoga in the summer of 1759!
The highlighted schedule will feature a battle each day (1:30 pm on Saturday and 1:00 pm on Sunday), British and French Drill, Artillery Demonstrations and a Captive Ransom program at 2:30 pm on Saturday. Join the British troops for a game of Cricket at 3:30pm! Learn more about sutling for the army at 4pm on Saturday or enjoy the sounds of 18th century music performed by Robert Mouland throughout the weekend.
French troops will be camped in the Fort for the first time since 1759 and there will be a great deal of activity in the Fort and on the surrounding landscape. Don’t miss the more than 25 historic merchants selling their period wares!
Admission to 1759 is $15 for adults, $13.50 for seniors and $7 for children (7-12 yrs) and children 6 yrs and under are free. Fort Ticonderoga is a private non-profit organization. The event is 9:30 am – 5pm, Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26.
Entrance to the Clash for Empire event is located at the lower entrance, near the Fort Ticonderoga Ferry and Lake Champlain.
Experience Fort Ticonderoga! Experience 1759!
Don’t miss this extraordinary experience which will sure to be fun for the whole family!