• One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

  • One Destination,
    Endless Adventures
    Your Adventure Awaits
    at Fort Ticonderoga

aerial of Fort Ticonderoga

Spend the Day, Discover The Beauty & Experience The History

Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance are open Tuesday-Sunday, May 7 – October 30. Open rain or shine, general admission tickets are valid for any two consecutive dates during the 2022 season!

Join us October 1st for our Annual Fall Festival!

Be prepared for a full day of activities featuring local food, beverages, and crafts. There is something for the all ages at this season opening event!

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Painting cannon carriages on this beautiful fall day!
Happy #ManuscriptMonday! 

This week is the anniversary of Brown’s Raid on Fort Ticonderoga in 1777, which was reenacted here over the weekend. This week’s document (2011.0004.002) is one of four letters written by Brigadier General Jonathan Warner, a participant in a supporting raid. Warner was a brigadier general of militia for Worcester County, Massachusetts, who had been sent by the state to reinforce the Northern Army. When Colonel John Brown was sent by Major General Benjamin Lincoln to raid the British-held Fort Ticonderoga in September 1777, Warner was sent on a simultaneous raid on Mount Independence to harass the British garrison there and divert their attention from Ticonderoga. In this letter, dated September 18, 1777, Warner writes to Lincoln soon after arriving at Mount Independence. He informs Lincoln that the British position at Mount Independence is too strong to attack, but that he is doing his part to distract the British: “We divided our Forces into three Divisions & march’d them on in succession before sunrise in order to draw their attention this way”. At the time of writing, Warner had not yet heard from Brown regarding the progress of his attack on Ticonderoga, but he describes what he and his troops were able to see and hear from across the lake: “We soon after heard a brisk firing from Ticonderoga side… we are apt to think they have in part carried their point if not altogether… it is supposed by the smoak [smoke] Colo. Brown has burnt a number of Buildings about the Mills.” While Warner’s raid was not as dramatically destructive as Brown’s, he closes the letter by mentioning his own successes: “We have taken from the Enemy a fine fat Bull several calves & several small Articles.”

This document has been cataloged as part of the "Opening the Vault: Pathways of Accessibility to Ticonderoga's Hidden Collections" grant supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and can be found on our online database in the link in bio! #TiconderogaCollections #OpeningTheVault https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/archive/FE4E4481-D750-4411-8D0F-823845101083
Check out a few highlights from Brown’s Raid day 1, and come join us TODAY, rain or shine, for another exciting day of epic living history!
This week's #ManuscriptMonday document (T-1.63M) is a hand-drawn map depicting Fort Ticonderoga and its surroundings at the time of Major John Brown's raid on the British-held fort in September 1777. Brown, who took part in the 1775 American capture of the fort and subsequent invasion of Canada, led this raid after the British had recaptured the fort in July 1777. Brown's Raid, as it's commonly known today, was an attempt to harass the British line of communication to Canada. While Brown's men did not have the numbers and firepower to capture Fort Ticonderoga itself, they did manage to capture half of the British 53rd Regiment of Foot and free over 100 American prisoners. This map, drawn by British naval officer John Starke, depicts key points of this raid, with a key written below describing the significance of these points, including the French Lines, where it is noted that "some of the guns on which were turned against Ticonderoga". Brown would ultimately not survive the Revolution, as he was killed on his 36th birthday in 1780 in a losing battle against Sir John Johnson's forces in Stone Arabia, New York. The events of Brown's Raid will be portrayed this weekend at Fort Ticonderoga—details can be found on our website! 

This document has been cataloged as part of the "Opening the Vault: Pathways of Accessibility to Ticonderoga's Hidden Collections" grant supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities @nehgov , and can be found on our online database in the link in bio! #TiconderogaCollections #OpeningTheVault https://fortticonderoga.pastperfectonline.com/archive/0554875E-4A8C-41E6-A5E3-996352385920
Attention Homeschool Families! Rain or shine, spend the day at Fort Ticonderoga this Friday, September 9, and take part in a series of hands-on programs designed for homeschool families!
 
Discover Ticonderoga’s epic history through hands-on trades and soldiers’ life activities, and participate in guided tours and thrilling demonstrations. Explore the historic site and beauty of the King’s Garden. Find your way through towering stalks of corn by answering history clues in the new 2022 Heroic Corn Maze!
 
Additional opportunities include a narrated Carillon boat cruise AND an opportunity to row across Lake Champlain in a replica 18th century bateau!
 
More information can be found by visiting the link in our bio https://www.fortticonderoga.org/event/fall-homeschool-day/ 

#homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolfamily
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