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Every day is a special event at Fort Ticonderoga. Join us for exciting programs daily including tours, musket demonstrations, gallery talks, garden programs, family tours, and more!

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Fort Ticonderoga

Join us for exciting programs daily including tours, musket demonstrations, gallery talks, garden programs, family tours, and more!

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January 2020

Fort Fever Series

January 12, 2020 @ 7:00pm8:30pm
Fort Ticonderoga
photographing fort ticonderoga collections

Documenting, Preserving, and Making Accessible Ticonderoga's Collections Join Director of Collections Miranda Peters as she highlights the incredible work underway by museum staff to document, preserve, and make accessible Ticonderoga’s Museum Collections. Topics will include recent discoveries in storage, transformative rehousing projects, and the many ways that everyone can access Ticonderoga’s collections. Original objects will be on display just for this presentation—some for the first time ever! This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and…

Living History Event: 1777 Preparing for the Coming Campaign

January 18, 2020 @ 3:00pm9:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Preparing for the Coming Campaign living history event with cannon

Immerse yourself in the struggle for liberty in the winter of 1777. Learn about the carpentry skills that were required to build and defend this Revolutionary-era fort and see first-hand how soldiers utilize tools to build a cannon carriage. A full day of programs includes engaging guided tours, weapons demonstrations, a tasting of colonial chocolate and a program on the importance that this food item played in the lives of American soldiers and camp followers at Ticonderoga.

Winter Workshop Series: 1777 British Canada Army Coats

January 25, 2020 @ 2:00pmJanuary 26, 2020 @ 10:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
1777 coat

In this two-day workshop, learn the latest research on British enlisted regimental coat construction and their modification by the British Army in Canada in February 1777. Discover period shortcuts for these military garments, produced en masse for regimental contracts. Saratoga National Battlefield Historian & author, Eric Schnitzer will present his research on Captain Fraser’s Company of Rangers in 1777.  In addition to coat cloth and lining, lace and buttons are available for Burgoyne campaign regiments including the 9th, 20th, 21st,…

February 2020

Fort Fever Series

February 9, 2020 @ 7:00pm8:30pm
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
Polk Washington Portrait

"First in War, First in Peace, First in Tourism: George Washington's 1783 Visit to Ticonderoga and the End of the American Revolution" In July of 1783, George Washington became Ticonderoga's first and most famous tourist. Washington's visit was driven by curiosity rather than war, but his tour of Ticonderoga masks the activities occurring along the Champlain Valley that summer related to the acknowledgment of American Independence and the final declaration of peace. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Matthew Keagle to explore…

Living History Event: 1775 British Garrison

February 15, 2020 @ 3:00pm9:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
1775 British garrison

Discover British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence. Living history demonstrations feature the weapons, tactics, trades, and people during peacetime at the fort. Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the routine of soldiers in the 26th Regiment of Foot and their wives and families who made their homes inside the Fort Ticonderoga’s barracks. Weapons demonstrations allow you to go beyond loading and firing to discuss what military…

Winter Workshop Series: Canada Army & Foraging Caps

February 22, 2020 @ 2:00pmFebruary 23, 2020 @ 10:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
foraging cap

On the first day of this two-day workshop, learn how to build these classically-inspired caps first worn the by British Army in Canada in 1777. Saratoga National Battlefield Historian & Author, Eric Schnitzer, will present his research on these caps which became an icon of General Burgoyne’s campaign against Ticonderoga and Saratoga. During the second day, participants will build their own warm, wool foraging cap, commonly worn by British soldiers on-fatigue or off -duty. The workshop includes lunch each day,…

March 2020

Ticonderoga Ball

March 6, 2020March 7, 2020
Union League Club in NYC
Man and woman dancing at the Ticonderoga Ball

The 26th Annual Ticonderoga Ball will be at the elegant Union League Club in NYC on March 6, 2020. Dance the night away to the Lester Lanin Orchestra and help raise support for Fort Ticonderoga’s mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations.   Featured Live Auction Items to be Announced

North Country History Day

March 7, 2020March 8, 2020
Girl speaking about her project

National History Day encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to the national level, where they are evaluated…

Fort Fever Series

March 8, 2020 @ 6:00pm7:30pm
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
women's items in Fort Ticonderoga collection for March fort fever presentation

Discovering Women in Fort Ticonderoga's Collections This Women's History Month, join Registrar & Site Archeologist Margaret Staudter for a survey of objects owned and used by both famous and unknown women in Fort Ticondeorgos's collections. Many of these objects have recently been cataloged and photographed with funding made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (Grant# MA-30-18-0166-18).

Winter Workshop Series: 1770’s English Women’s Clothing Accessories

March 14, 2020 @ 1:00pm9:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
women apron

In this one-day workshop, join Fort Ticonderoga Head of Costume Nathalie Smallidge and build your own English women’s clothing accessories from the 1770s. Participants will learn about the use and construction of women’s caps, mitts, and pockets, before constructing their own. The workshop includes lunch, cut-out kits for a cap, mitts, pockets, and sewing materials. Pre-registration is required. To register, contact Gibb Zea at jzea@fort-ticonderoga.org or 518-585-6190.