Special Events & Reenactments

Explore Fort Ticonderoga's epic story at one of our many special events including reenactments, living history weekends, and festivals!  Thrill at the power of artillery, celebrate Scottish Culture, or witness the 1777 capture of Ticonderoga.  Fort Ticonderoga offers diverse and immersive special event experiences that are unique, powerful, and unforgettable for the whole family throughout the year. 

Winter Family Fun Day: An 18th-Century Experience
February 13, 2016

Sledding, Snowshoeing, Skating? Yes, they had all those back in the great campaigns that made Ticonderoga so famous. Warm up with some hot chocolate inside Fort Ticonderoga and enjoy a day of winter sports as the staff of Fort Ticonderoga presents the real historical use of these sports we enjoy so much today. For more information.

1775 British Garrison Weekend: Living History Event
March 19, 2016

What was it like to be a British soldier, soldier's wife, or child at Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the American Revolution? Discover how the Britsh army was prepared and unprepared to fight for control of this Key to the  Continent. For more information.

"Carry on the Works in the Northern Army"
May 7 - 8, 2016

Kick off the 2016 season with a bang during this two-day living history event. Witness soldiers of the Northern Continental army muster together to train and dig-in, preparing for General Burgoyne's British and Brunswick army expected at any time. For more information.

Memorial Day Weekend
May 28 - 30, 2016

Remember the sacrifice of American soldiers, looking back at 1776 when these soldiers dug in at Ticonderoga to defend a new nation. For more information.

Scots Day
June 18, 2016

Celebrate Scottish military history and culture in this one-day heritage event. For more information.

Independence Day Weekend
July 2 - 4, 2016

Make independence day special by discovering the fight for liberty in 1777 at Ticonderoga. For more information.

Fall of Ticonderoga Tour
July 5, 2016

By land and by lake, walk in the footsteps of General Arthur St. Clair's evacuation of Ticonderoga. Take a special evening cruise on the Motor/Vessel Carillon as actual accounts of the evactuation of Ticonderoga come to life at the very spots they describe. Drive up Mount Defiance for a special evening tour and demonstration. For more information.

Battle of Carillon Commemoration
July 8, 2016

Stand on the ground where the epic Battle of Carillon took place on July 8, 1758. Join Fort Ticonderoga's Fife and Drum Corps to lay wreaths and remember those men who fell in the climactic 1758 Battle of Carillon. For more information.

Defiance & Independence: 1777 Battle Re-enactment
July 23 - 24, 2016

In this exciting two-day battle reenactment watch as re-enactors recreate the maneuvers and strategy of the siege and fall of American held Ticonderoga. Defiance and Independence recreates the 1777 capture of Ticonderoga by the British Army. For more information.

Fife & Drum Corps Muster
July 30, 2016

The annual muster features a day and evening concert of the Fife & Drum Corps playing their unique martial sounds. For more information.

"The Enemy Attacked us at Daybreak," Brown's Raid Weekend
September 17 - 18, 2016

Follow the American raid on Ticonderoga as it unfolded across the landscape. Tour the actual ground used by Brown's men during the attack in a special bus tour. Explore Brown's Raid by water with special Carillon boat tours. For more information.

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival
October 1, 2016

Enjoy equestrian talks and demonstrations as well as a farmer's market from local Adirondack and Champlain valley farmers. Get ready to spend a full day to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall!  For more information.

"Now Left to their Own Defense," German and British Soldiers Leave Ticonderoga
November 12, 2016

Join the German soldiers, who formed the core of the Ticonderoga Garrison, and prepare to evacuate the "Gibraltar of the North." For more information.