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August 2021

The Annual King’s Garden Party

Saturday, August 7, 2021 @ 5:00pm7:30pm
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King's Garden in the spring

A “Prohibition” Garden Affair... you simply must be there! Join us for the 20th Annual Garden Party. Enjoy prohibition-era-inspired cocktails, music, elegant fare, and a silent auction. Guests are encouraged to wear garden or 1920s attire.  Join us at this special Garden Party to celebrate the grand opening of the restored National Historic Landmark Pavilion! The Garden Party is a benefit to support the preservation and educational programs at Fort Ticonderoga. This year the Garden Party will be our one summer…

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, August 15, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
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The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.  The newly formed 3rd New Jersey Regiment was sent to Canada with Brig. Gen. John Sullivan's relief force in the spring of 1776, but was diverted to Albany to handle Indian-Loyalist concerns in the Mohawk Valley. Come October, the entire regiment left to reinforce Fort Ticonderoga, Mount Independence, and their dwindling garrisons. Join Philip D. Weaver as he discusses his new book The 3rd…

September 2021

Fall Homeschool Day

Friday, September 10, 2021 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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Man teaching boy how to clean musket

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 trades and soldiers’ life activities, participate in guided tours and thrilling demonstrations, and explore the historic site. Explore the beauty of the King’s Garden and create your own special memories with coloring kids kits or roll up your sleeves to help tend the vegetables and flowers. Find your way through towering stalks of corn by answering…

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, September 19, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
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The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. LTC Seanegan Sculley will focus on American military leadership in the Continental Army and its development over the course of the American Revolution. He will utilize new Audience Response Technology to focus on recruiting, discipline, training, and morale to argue that both junior officers and soldiers maintained more agency in the development of leadership techniques than has been highlighted by previous historians of the period. LTC Seanegan Sculley…

Seventeenth Annual Seminar on the American Revolution

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 8:00amSunday, September 26, 2021 @ 12:30pm
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Fort Ticonderoga presents the Seventeenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution September 24-26, 2021, in the Mars Education Center. This annual premier seminar focused on the military, political, social, and material culture history of the American Revolution features scholars from across North America and Europe. Register by August 15th and save $25! NEW THIS YEAR! Those who are unable to travel to Ticonderoga for the seminar can sign up to see selected presentations of the conference online through…

October 2021

Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival

Saturday, October 2, 2021 @ 9:30am5:00pm
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Woman and child looking at horses

Fort Ticonderoga, surrounded by magnificent autumn backdrops of the Adirondacks and Green Mountains will present the Annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival on October 3, 2020.  The full day of autumn fun will be set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees and the beautiful landscape of the mountains and Lake Champlain. Guests are invited to discover the historical importance of horses and other working animals during exciting demonstrations, meet our friendly oxen duo, stroll through Fort…

Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place

Friday, October 15, 2021Sunday, October 17, 2021
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October 15-17, 2021 Fort Ticonderoga celebrates 200 years of preservation on the Ticonderoga peninsula with “Historically Situated: History, Memory, and Place,” a special conference focused on the historic preservation in North America, including historical perspective and contemporary issues. Keynote Speaker: Fort Ticonderoga: Ruin, Reconstruction, and the Making of a Historical Landscape—While Fort Ticonderoga’s role as a military outpost spanned only a few decades, most of its existence has been, first, as a venerated ruin into the early twentieth century, then as…

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, October 24, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
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A View from Abroad: The Story of John and Abigail Adams in Europe The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.  From 1778 to 1788, the Founding Father and later President John Adams lived in Europe as a diplomat. Joined by his wife, Abigail, in 1784, the two shared rich encounters with famous heads of the European royal courts, including the ill-fated King Louis XVI and Queen Marie-Antoinette, and the staid British…

November 2021

Living History Event: The Enemies are Refortifying Ticonderoga

Saturday, November 6, 2021 @ 10:00am4:00pm
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soldier, women, children walking down pathway

As General Washington reveled in his victory at Yorktown in October 1781, British and Loyalist forces assembled at Ticonderoga to attempt a push down the Champlain Valley. Watch as soldiers and sailors work away to resurrect old cannons thrown into the lake back in 1777. Witness tradesmen of the army diligently repairing the remnants of the fort to secure the vital ground at Ticonderoga.

Virtual Author Series

Sunday, November 14, 2021 @ 2:00pm3:00pm
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The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.  Michael Laramie talks about "The Champlain and Hudson Valleys in Queen Anne's War" based on his new book Queen Anne's War: The Second Contest for North America. Michael Laramie is the author of six books on American military history, including King William's War and By Wind and Iron: Naval Campaigns in the Champlain Valley, 1665-1815. Your participation in this online program supports Fort Ticonderoga’s…