Experience the Flash of Guns by Night at Fort Ticonderoga: Exciting Evening Program Returns for the 2015 Season


Guns by NightJoin Fort Ticonderoga for the return of its exciting evening program presented on Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm in July and August. This unique 90-minute tour and demonstration of 18th-century guns is your chance to experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night. Your whole family can explore the workings of the firelocks and cannons that armed the many garrisons of Fort Ticonderoga and influenced and shaped the strategic significance of this important frontier citadel. The cost of this family adventure is $35 per person; advanced registration is required.

“Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the Fort during the French and Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution,” said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga’s Senior Director of Interpretation. “Guns by Night concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else!”

In addition to the Guns by Night tour, visitors can immerse themselves in the epic history and incredible natural beauty at Fort Ticonderoga with several other richly informative and entertaining guided specialty tours this summer. Enlist in the Continental Army in the To Act as One United Body tour; discover the Sunsets and Secrets in the 1826 Historic Pavilion house tour; examine and handle original 18th-century weapons during the Beyond Bullets and Blades tour; and discover the first hammer blows of French soldiers in the Beneath Fortress Walls tour. Advanced reservations are required. To learn more about our specialty tours call 518-585-2821 or click here.

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