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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

Winter Workshop Series: 1777 British Canada Army Coats

Saturday, January 25, 2020 @ 9:00amSunday, January 26, 2020 @ 5:00pm
Fort Ticonderoga
close up of red uniform

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

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:30pm
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
portrait of George Washington

"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…

Winter Workshop Series: Canada Army & Foraging Caps

Saturday, February 22, 2020 @ 9:00amSunday, February 23, 2020 @ 5:00pm
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

Fort Fever Series

Sunday, March 8, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:30pm
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 Archaeologist Margaret Staudter for a survey of objects owned and used by both famous and unknown women in Fort Ticonderoga'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

Saturday, March 14, 2020 @ 9:00am5:00pm
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.

April 2020

Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Fort Ticonderoga
Fort Ticonderoga gardens

This daylong symposium focuses on practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. Whether you are an experienced gardener, or just getting started, this symposium provides helpful insight from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates. Sessions: Tree Care Concepts: Ordinary to Extraordinary—Bill de Vos will present a number of the more interesting and unique projects he has worked on across the country over the years. His unique philosophy regarding trees, their care, and the many…

Fort Fever Series

Sunday, April 5, 2020 @ 2:00pm3:30pm
Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center
von german soldier

Fitted With Great Exactness: The Life and Importance of Clothing to the British Soldier in the Are of the American Revolution Putting a British soldier into his red coat and other clothes was not as simple as the issuance of clothing. Great efforts from many hands were required to ensure that the clothing was made, individually fit, maintained, and then remade all for the purpose of ensuring a proper "soldier like" appearance. Join Joseph Zea Fort Ticonderoga Artificer Tailor to…

May 2020

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…

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…

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.