Preparing for the Coming Campaign 

Living History Event on January 19, 2019

preparing for the coming campaign soldiers with muskets

Experience Fort Ticonderoga in the beauty of winter during its Winter Quarters next living history event Preparing for the Coming Campaign on Saturday, January 19, 2019.  The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare for a British attack.

Aware that their resources are limited and manpower scarce, meet soldiers in the wintertime fort and immerse yourself into the struggle for liberty. Visitors can learn about the carpentry skills that were required to build and defend a Revolutionary era fort and examine rare artifacts from the winter of 1777 on display at a special pop-up exhibit in the warm Mars Education Center.

A full day of programs includes guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and historic trade programs. Discover the importance of chocolate for American soldiers and camp followers at Ticonderoga and enjoy a sample of colonial chocolate! For a full event schedule and other event details visit www.fort-ticonderoga.org or call 518-585-2821.

“Ticonderoga in the winter of 1776 into 1777 was an active post, filled with American soldiers achieving incredible feats of construction,” said Stuart Lilie, Vice President of Operations. “As snow piled up, carpenters built massive new barracks and artillerymen built carriages for the largest number of cannons ever at Ticonderoga. Even the frozen surface of Lake Champlain was a construction site, as soldiers built wood and stone piers for a bridge across the lake.”

Bring your family along to experience this exciting living history event during Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in a more intimate experience at Fort Ticonderoga. From living history events, insightful seminars, specialty programs, and hands-on workshops, guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.

Fort Ticonderoga: America’s Fort™
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. 

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

Photo: The Preparing for the Coming Campaign Living History Event will take place on January 19, 2019 at Fort Ticonderoga. Visit www.fortticonderoga or call 518-585-2821 for more Winter Quarter events, programs, and seminars.

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