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Join Fort Ticonderoga to remember the service of the armed forces of the United States 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…
New in 2021, Fort Ticonderoga is adding a SPRING Homeschool Day in addition to the Annual Fall Homeschool Day! Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for homeschool families! Discover Ticonderoga’s epic history through historic trade shops and soldiers’ life activities, participate in guided tours and thrilling demonstrations, and explore the 2000-acre historic site. Immerse your senses in the beauty of the King’s Garden and create your own special memories. Roll up…
The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. In May 1776, more than two hundred Indian warriors descended the St. Lawrence River to attack Continental forces at the Cedars, west of Montreal, in the war’s first substantial Indian battles. Over three days’ fighting, the Native Americans and their British and Canadian allies forced an American fort to surrender and ambushed a fatally delayed relief column. In his new book, historian Mark R. Anderson…
Bring the whole family to taste French cuisine and discover the culture of the Champlain Valley in this day-long celebration! From pate to poutine, enjoy the best bistro bites from across our region. Discover the deep French & Canadian cultural roots along the shores of Lake Champlain and their epic military stories!
Explore Fort Ticonderoga's world-class collection of 18th-century artillery from a whole new perspective and be the first to enter Fort Ticonderoga with this special early bird program. Join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for a special tour across the guns of Ticonderoga and learn the surprising histories of the museum's artillery collection, spanning the Atlantic Ocean from the American, French, and Haitian Revolutions all the way to the Spanish American War and World War One. Learn how historians can…
Go beyond the battles to get the untold, adults-only story of life at Ticonderoga. Between the battles and wars, the men and women stationed at Ticonderoga between 1755-1781 endured scandals, hijinks, and above all...DRAMA! From unsolved crimes to stolen wives, join Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle for a walking tour of this salacious history. This tour involves stairs and moderate walking around Fort Ticonderoga and is not for young audiences.
Celebrate Independence by exploring one of the greatest triumphs of 1776! All weekend, meet the soldiers of the Northern Continental Army and their labor for liberty at Ticonderoga in 1776. See craftsmen in action busily working to resupply soldiers with clothing, shoes, and equipment. Watch as these soldiers work to prepare themselves, cannons, and ammunition, ready to stop an invasion by the British Army and its naval fleet on Lake Champlain.
Enjoy a relaxing summer evening aboard the Carillon tour boat and revel in the region’s scenic beauty. Toast to the King's health with a complimentary cocktail of soldiers' rum punch as you discover Ticonderoga's rich maritime history. Let stories of armed schooners to Prohibition-era rum runners fire your imagination during your trip on Lake Champlain in this 1920s-style vessel. A selection of beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, and signature cocktails, featuring Stonecutters Spirits are available for purchase!
Learn the history of the building and re-building of Fort Ticonderoga on a guided tour beneath the fort walls with Fort Ticonderoga Curator Dr. Matthew Keagle. Explore around, on top, and inside of the fort to find out all of the secrets including areas that are off-limits to the general public. Over 250 years ago, French soldiers dug, chiseled, and blasted their way into the very rock of the Ticonderoga peninsula to create a fortress to defend New France. Since…
Stand on the very ground where the epic Battle of Carillon took place on July 8, 1758. Join the Fifes & Drums of Fort Ticonderoga to lay wreaths and remember those who fell in the climactic 1758 Battle of Carillon. Feel the power of the site and remember the day-long battle where the British had suffered casualties of nearly 2,000 men killed and wounded. The Battle of Carillon would prove to be France's greatest victory of the French & Indian…