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Fort Ticonderoga is open  Wednesday-Sunday 9:30 am-5 pm through October 11, 2020

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September 2020

Daily Programs & Outdoor Exploration

Saturday, September 19, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 31, 2020

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aerial view of fort ticonderoga. Photo credit Carl Heilman II

Every day is an event at Fort Ticonderoga and every year is a new experience! This year, Fort Ticonderoga debuts a new chapter in its story. Discover innovative storytelling on a grand scale with guided tours, witness thrilling weapons demonstrations, explore endless outdoor activities, and see the British-occupied fort in the years just before the American Revolution. Be sure to: Explore the beautiful gardens Take a hike on the historic Carillon Battlefield hiking trail  Ascend to Mount Defiance for a…

Virtual Ticonderoga’s Treasures: Powder Horns

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:10pm
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Free
powder horn. Photo credit Gavin Ashworth

Engraved powder horns are one of the most recognizable and compelling forms of American folk art. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Facebook Live at 1pm as he explores the extensive collection of these uniquely American artifacts at Fort Ticonderoga.

Virtual Program: From the Ground Up

Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:30pm
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Free
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Join Margaret Staudter Fort Ticonderoga Registrar & Site Archaeologist in this new video series looking at the Fort Ticonderoga archaeological collection. In this second episode, join on YouTube starting at 1 pm as she explores the different types of ammunition recovered during the early 20th-century reconstruction!

Virtual American Revolution Afternoon

Saturday, September 26, 2020 @ 1:00pm3:00pm
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In lieu of the usual Seminar on the American Revolution, Fort Ticonderoga presents an “American Revolution Afternoon” on Saturday, September 26, 2020, with presentations by Dr. Matthew Keagle and Stuart Lilie. The programs will be offered on ZOOM; advance online registration is required. Presentations: Meanwhile...Simultaneous Events and Ticonderoga's Revolutionary War Story—Join Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie and examine the fun coincidental events between Fort Ticonderoga and the broader Revolutionary War. Explore connections between these simultaneous historic…

Virtual Ticonderoga’s Treasures: Orderly Books

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:10pm
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Free
orderly book

The day to day activities of armies in the 18th century were recorded in Orderly Books. Fort Ticonderoga holds a rich collection of these documents that reveal what life was like for soldiers in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle on Facebook Live at 1pm. 

Virtual Program: Orwell Light Horse

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 1:00pm1:10pm
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Free
orwell light horse

At 4 pm on Facebook, join Fort Ticonderoga staff to examine a stellar example of an American militia uniform in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Collection. See the recreation of this uniform and the great story of these local light horse volunteers in the War of 1812.

Virtual Gardener Growth: Harvest!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 @ 4:00pm4:15pm
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Free
harvesting veggies

Harvest season is here! Join Fort Ticonderoga on Facebook Live at 4pm in the King's Garden as we dig up and pick the fruits of our labor. Discover some tips to successfully harvest a variety of vegetables!

October 2020

Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival

Saturday, October 3, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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Woman and child looking at horses

Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on October 3, 2020.  The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain. Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet our friendly oxen duo, stroll through Fort…

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, October 11, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
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$10

The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. In 1775, George Washington and the Continental Congress decided to bring their nascent revolution to Canada, expecting that the Canadians would find common cause in the struggle for independence. By 1776 the entire enterprise had collapsed into ruin, and all that stood between the shattered army and annihilation was one hundred miles of lake and a tiny fleet under the command of one of…

Virtual Material Matters: It’s in the Details

Saturday, October 17, 2020 @ 10:00am2:00pm
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This year’s Tenth Annual Material Matters: It’s in the Details conference goes virtual on Saturday, October 17, 2020! We invite you to join us online for this conference focused on the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The program will be offered on ZOOM; advance online registration is required. A listing of program sessions will be posted by September 15, 2020.