On Friday, September 18, 2015 homeschool students and their parents are invited to join us for a day exclusively reserved for them. Spend the day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of interactive and immersive experiences while participating in special programs, visiting museum exhibitions, and exploring Fort Ticonderoga’s vast and beautiful landscape including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and Heroic Corn Maze.
“Throughout the day students can explore Fort Ticonderoga, take guided tours to learn about Ticonderoga’s epic history, and thrill at musket demonstrations,” said Rich Strum, Director of Education. “They can learn about the French troops who helped construct Fort Carillon (Ticonderoga) in 1756. Interacting with these French soldiers, students will discover what life was like for an 18th-century soldier. What did he eat? Where did he sleep? What did he wear? Where did his clothes come from?”
In addition, special hands-on programs for homeschool groups take place in the historic trade shops at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Programs at 12:00pm and 1:00pm illustrate the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared. Students in grades 6-12 can learn about how to be a part of the National History Day program at 11:30am.
In the King’s Garden, students can take part in the self-guided activity “Watercolors in the Garden” from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Corn Maze will be open for homeschool families from 12:00pm-4:00pm.
To register your homeschool students to participate, please email Lauren MacLeod, Group Tour Coordinator at Fort Ticonderoga at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $6 per student. One parent per family is admitted free of charge. Additional adults pay the adult group rate of $13.
For a full schedule of events for Homeschool Day or to learn more about programs for students and teachers at Fort Ticonderoga click here. Teachers interested in learning more about school programs, including outreach programs, should contact Rich Strum, Director of Education, at email@example.com or at 518-585-6370.