Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga: September 8, 2017

 

Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 8, 2017 from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Homeschool families will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.

Special this year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1757 as participants step into Fort Carillon (later named Ticonderoga) bustling with activity with French soldiers and cannon preparing to take the fight for New France all the way up Lake George to British-held territory. Practice first hand in the artillery laboratory. Learn the epic history of Fort Carillon during guided tours. Embark on a 90-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon for an in-depth waterway perspective at 10:30a.m.

Programs for homeschool groups take place in the historic trades shops at 10:40a.m., 12:40p.m., and 2:30p.m. A program at 12:00p.m. illustrates 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 1:30p.m.

For a unique and immersive experience, practice drills and formations of American soldiers at Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War and observe a musket demonstration during the “To Act as One United Body” program, which begins at 12:30p.m.

Other highlighted activities feature the Battlayers of horticulture during programs in the King’s Garden. Become inspired with the surrounding beauty and participate in the activity “Watercolors in the Garden” from 11:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Find your way through towering stalks of corn in the new 2017 Heroic Corn Maze design.

To view the schedule, visit www.fortticonderoga.org and select Students under the Education tab. To register your homeschool students to participate, contact Fort Ticonderoga’s School and Youth Programs Coordinator at bmccormick@fort-ticonderoga.org or (518) 585-6370. The cost is $6 per student, one free parent per family. Additional adults pay the group rate of $14.

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association. 

Photo:  Families from last year’s Homeschool Day participating in the “To Act as One United Body” program. This year’s Homeschool Day takes place on Friday, September 8, 2017. Pre-registration is required by contacting Fort Ticonderoga’s School and Youth Programs Coordinator at bmccormick@fort-ticonderoga.org or (518) 585-6370.

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