Programs for Homeschool Students

Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga

Friday, September 7, 2018

Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for homeschool families!

While interacting with soldiers, students can ask about the life at the 18th-century fort. Step aboard the 1920s replica tour boat, Carillon, for a 90-minute narrated boat tour along the Ticonderoga Peninsula to gain an in-depth waterway experience. Participate in the "To Act as One United Body" program and practice the basic drills and marches of American soldiers at Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War. Explore a new 2018 design in the six-acre Heroic Maze and answer clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history as you find your way through the maze. 

During the day, students can learn about British soldiers and sailors who anchored and encamped at  Fort Ticonderoga in 1781. While interacting with these British soldiers and sailors, students can ask about the different lives in the British Navy or British Army. What did they eat? Where did they sleep? How did fighting along Lake Champlain make life similar for soldiers and sailors? 

Students can explore the fort and museum exhibitions. They can take guided tours, learn about the fort’s history, and observe musket demonstrations. They can visit the historic trades shop, where shoes and clothing are produced by the fort’s staff, and learn about the global economy of the 1750s.

Comments from past participants:

"I wanted to thank Ft. Ticonderoga for Homeschool Day. My kids & I thoroughly enjoyed experiencing a day at the fort. The demonstrations were wonderful, and we enjoyed learning about the history of the fort & the area. The guide explaining the geography of the area & lakes helped us to understand why the fort was so strategically desired." --2015 Homeschool Day Participant

"By the way, the day was AMAZING!!! No joke, it was absolutely everything we hoped for and more. We all want to come back! Thank you to everyone who put so much effort, planning, enthusiasm, and time into a perfect way to start the homeschooling year!!!" --2015 Homeschool Day Participant

"All of you at Fort Ticonderoga should be high-fiving each other!  Your homeschool day was incredible!  My family and I have traveled all over the Northeast and Midwest attending homeschool events at historical landmarks, national parks, national lakeshore, etc, and yours was one of the best!  We had an amazing time enjoying your majestic fort in it's beautiful surroundings on Lake Champlain.  The interpreters were informative and interesting.  Every staff member and volunteer was friendly and helpful. Thank you for this special event geared towards the homeschooling family.  We've been telling everyone how great Fort Ticonderoga is!  We'll definitely be back!"--2015 Homeschool Day Participant

Cost

Student general admission for Homeschool Day is $6/student with one free parent. Additional adults pay $14 each. Student rates apply to Grades K-12.

If you would like to add the To Act as One United Body program to your experience, it will be $10/student (includes general admission). 

A combination ticket that includes general admission, a 90-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon and the To Act as One United Body program is $16/student and $25/adult.

North Country History Day

The National History Day® program provides homeschool families with an excellent opportunity for project-based learning. Students create projects based on an annual theme and compete at the regional, state, and national level.

Fort Ticonderoga coordinates North Country History Day for students is Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, and Warren counties in New York State. Homeschool students who reside in these six counties are invited to participate. Learn More.