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

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April 2020

Fitted with Great Exactness: The Life and Importance of Clothing to the British Soldier in the Era of the American Revolution

Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
Free
Von German 24th Regiment Soldier

Fort Ticonderoga’s popular winter/spring Sunday lecture program series concludes this Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. with a live stream via Facebook Live of “Fitted with Great Exactness: The Life and Importance of Clothing to the British Soldier in the Era of the American Revolution.” Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor Joseph “Gibb” Zea explores the great efforts that were required to ensure that clothing was made, individually fit, well-maintained, and then remade, all for the purpose of ensuring a proper “soldier…

May 2020

Daily Programs

Saturday, May 2, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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Open daily May 2-October 31, 2020
Fort Ticonderoga
British portrayal

Exciting experiences every day! Fort Ticonderoga flawlessly blends history and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. NEW! Discover the year 1774 during the peacetime garrison life in British North America on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Explore Ticonderoga’s many other chapters through new immersive programs, guided tours, weapons firing demonstrations, major exhibits, breathtakingly lovely gardens, narrated boat tours, soldiers’ life programs, the Mount Defiance experience, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and many more hands-on, family fun activities!

Battle Reenactment: No Quarter Two-Day Event

Saturday, May 9, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 10, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga

Benedict Arnold is returning to Fort Ticonderoga through the dramatic two-day reenactment of “America’s First Victory. The “No Quarter” event vividly recreates the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, putting visitors in the middle of the country’s first military victory. The phrase “No Quarter” was the battle cry used by the Americans and is equivalent to “No Mercy” or “Take no Prisoners.” Throughout the weekend, explore the real-life events from the perspectives of both the British Garrison and…

Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War

Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 8:00am2:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until May 17, 2020

Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
Annual War College of Seven Years' War

Fort Ticonderoga celebrates a quarter-century of its premier conference the Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years' War May 15-17, 2020, in the Mars Education Center. Since its beginning in 1996, the War College has become a top venue for historians on subjects relating to the Seven Years’ War in North America and beyond, drawing speakers and participants from across North America and Europe. An enthusiastic audience of over 150 people represents all levels of interest, from general lovers…

Annual Conference for Educators

Friday, May 15, 2020 @ 8:45am3:30pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Aerial view of Fort Ticonderoga

This annual day-long conference focuses on the theme “The Coming Revolution: 1763-1775” and immerses teachers in primary sources, material culture, and pedagogical techniques to help connect students to history. Presentations are by classroom teachers, museum staff, archivists, and academics. The conference takes place on the Friday preceding Fort Ticonderoga’s Twenty-Fifth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War, a weekend-long seminar focused on the French & Indian War (1754-1763). Educators attending both the Conference and the War College receive a…

1:00pm Carillon Boat Cruise

Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 1:00pm2:15pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2020

One event on June 29, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on July 6, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on July 13, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on July 27, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on August 3, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on August 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on August 17, 2020 at 1:00pm

One event on July 20, 2020 at 1:00pm

Carillon Boat Dock
Carillon Boat on Lake Champlain

Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks during a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon. Learn about Lake Champlain's centuries of stirring maritime and military heritage.   A selection of snacks, soft drinks, and regional beers and wines are available for credit card purchases. The Carillon has a bathroom on board, a roof, and closeable windows. There are stairs that lead down to the boat dock, not wheelchair accessible. Boat cruises operate rain or shine.

3:30pm Carillon Boat Cruise

Friday, May 22, 2020 @ 3:30pm4:45pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until October 16, 2020

One event on June 29, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on July 6, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on July 13, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on July 27, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on August 3, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on August 10, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on August 17, 2020 at 3:30pm

One event on July 20, 2020 at 3:30pm

Carillon Boat Dock
Carillon Boat

Enjoy gorgeous vistas of Vermont's Green Mountains and New York's Adirondacks during a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon. Learn about Lake Champlain's centuries of stirring maritime and military heritage.   A selection of snacks, soft drinks, and regional beers and wines are available for credit card purchases. The Carillon has a bathroom on board, a roof, and closeable windows. There are stairs that lead down to the boat dock, not wheelchair accessible. Boat cruises operate rain or shine.

Memorial Day 3-Day Weekend Commemoration

Saturday, May 23, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 25, 2020

An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until May 25, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga
People marching and playing drums

Join Fort Ticonderoga to remember the service of the armed forces of the United Stated on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fifes and Drums during a special program on Memorial Day and step back in time to meet the soldiers of the American Revolution. Experience all aspects of the life of the Continental Army soldier in 1777, from their weapons to their rations, and learn about what they…

June 2020

Author Series

Sunday, June 7, 2020 @ 2:30pm4:30pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Ghost Fleet book cover

Author Joseph W. Zarzynski talks about his new book Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758 as part of the Fort Ticonderoga Author Series. The program starts at 2:30pm and is followed at 3:30pm with a book signing in the Museum Store. This program is included in the cost of admission; free admission for Members of Fort Ticonderoga and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders.

Arming the Redcoats

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 @ 2:30pm4:00pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 12, 2020

Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
Man showing group a weapon on the Beyond Bullets and Blades special tour

How did the redcoats get their guns? How heavy was a "Brown-Bess" and is that even the right term? Get the answers to these and more questions with Fort Ticonderoga Curator Matthew Keagle in this one-of-a-kind hands-on program. After you receive training in handling artifacts, this program allows you to handle original weapons from Fort Ticonderoga's collections. Go beyond the exhibit case to follow the evidence on the artifacts that reveal the industrial systems employed by the British military to…