Girl Scout Day at Fort Ticonderoga 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Girl Scout groups of all ages are invited to join us for a day! Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for Girl Scouts. While interacting with costumed historic interpreters, Scouts will discover what life was like for 18th-century soldiers. Special guided tours and museum exhibitions will immerse Scouts in Fort Ticonderoga’s epic history. Scouts will also thrill at the sound of musketry during the weapons demonstration. The King's Garden is also open for exploration, as is the Heroic Maze, A Corn Maze Adventure!

Scouts will learn about the French troops who garrisoned Ticonderoga in the fall of 1757. Interacting with these French soldiers, scouts can ask about the life of an 18th-century soldier. What did he eat? Where did he sleep? What did he wear? Where did his clothes come from?

Throughout the day, troops can explore the fort and museum exhibitions. They can take guided tours, learning about the fort’s history, and observe musket demonstrations. They can visit the historic trades shop, where shoes and clothing are produced by the fort staff, and learn about key skills essential to keeping an army clothed and fed.

To register your Girl Scout  to participate, please email Rich Strum at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org. The cost is $10 per Girl Scout and includes a Fort Ticonderoga Girl Scout patch. Adults pay the adult group rate of $14 (patches not included in the adult rate, but are available at the Museum Store Girl Scout Day only).

Schedule for the Day (tentative):

10:00-4:00--"Explorations in the King's Garden" -self guided activities

10:00-4:00--Heroic Corn Maze Open

10:15--Guided Tour

10:30--Historic Trades Shop Program in the Shoe Shop

11:00--Musket Demonstration

11:30--King's Garden Tour

12:00--Mid-Day Mess Program

12:30--Historic Trades Shop Program in the Tailor Shop

1:00--Historic Trades Program in the Carpentry Yard

1:00-3:30--Watercolors in the King's Garden

1:15--Guided Tour

2:00--Cannon Demonstration

2:30--Historic Trades Shop Program in the Shoe Shop

2:30--King's Garden Tour

3:15--Guided Tour