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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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October 2019

Daily Programs

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until October 31, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga
Men firing rifles during battle reenactment

Exciting experiences every day! Fort Ticonderoga flawlessly blends history and natural beauty for all ages to enjoy. NEW! Explore the French Army’s defense against the British invasion which climaxed in the 1758 epic Battle of Carillon. PLUS, it’s fun to explore Ticonderoga’s many other chapters via: new immersive programs, guided tours, weapons firing demonstrations, exhibits both new and steadfast, breathtakingly lovely gardens, narrated boat tours, soldiers’ life programs, accessing the summit of Mount Defiance, the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail, and…

Maze by Moonlight

Friday, October 25, 2019 @ 7:00pm10:00pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating until October 26, 2019

Fort Ticonderoga
Kids in corn maze pointing flashlights at their faces

Discover fall fun of historic proportions at Fort Ticonderoga's Maze by Moonlight Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26. Navigate through the six-acres of towering corn stalks at night! Visitors will find clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga's story as they make their way through the maze in a blanket of darkness. Will Fort Ticonderoga's unexplained and ghostly past find you in the maze? Bring your flashlight and find out! The maze, with a NEW 2019 design is divided into two…

Living History Event: Nothing Could Exceed the Spirit and Alertness

Saturday, October 26, 2019 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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One event on October 27, 2019 at 9:30am

Fort Ticonderoga
Reenacters standing in formation

Discover the crucial moments of the Revolutionary War that’s not mentioned in textbooks! Join Fort Ticonderoga as we recreate the tense days when the work of 13,000 American soldiers held the line against the entire British Army and fleet on Lake Champlain. Through weapon demonstrations, guided tours, living history vignettes, and ongoing programming, explore the events of October 1776 which were vital to securing the ultimate fate of American independence.

November 2019

Living History Event: Continue in the Service…and Save their Country

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 10:00am4:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Soldier on horse in front of other soldiers

In a salute to the service of all American Veterans, Fort Ticonderoga looks back to the Continental Army of 1776 at Ticonderoga in this one-day living history event. Discover the hardships and sacrifices of Revolutionary War soldiers as they held the line for liberty and helped save the Revolution. Highlighted programs, historic trades, weapon demonstrations, and other activities will make this a memorable event for visitors of all ages. In honor of our nation’s military, veterans and active military members…

December 2019

Living History Event: The Noble Train Begins

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00am4:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
Man with horse

Relive Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation in 1776. Watch as soldiers work as carpenters to maintain Ticonderoga. Witness the raw power of oxen and horses as these thousand-pound animals pull sleds of cannon tubes. Examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon collection. Listen to the stirring tunes of martial music during a Fife and Drum performance. Tour through Fort Ticonderoga and…

January 2020

Fort Fever Series

January 12, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:30pm
Fort Ticonderoga

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 @ 10:00am4:00pm
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 include 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 @ 9:00amJanuary 26, 2020 @ 5:00pm
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 @ 2:00pm3:30pm
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 @ 10:00am4:00pm
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…