1776 at Fort Ticonderoga
July 4-6, 2014
Celebrate independence by exploring one of the greatest triumphs of 1776! Sick, weary, and tired, the remnants of the American Northern Army streamed back from Canada to Ticonderoga. General Horatio Gates, their newly-appointed commander, quickly sprung into action reorganizing, resupplying, and restoring the discipline of America’s northern defense. Gates put soldiers from New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to work building earthworks all around the old Fort of Ticonderoga and constructing a navy to defend Lake Champlain.
All weekend long, meet the soldiers of the Northern Department of the Continental Army and their hive of military preparations at Ticonderoga in 1776. Watch artificers in action in public store busily working to resupply soldiers with clothing and equipment. Watch as these soldiers work to get cannons, ammunition, and themselves ready to meet the British army. Watch rations cooked, logs hewn, and the fort’s 1776 restoration in action.