March to the “Old French Lines,” where French soldiers entrenched themselves during the epic Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758.
Join Fort Ticonderoga living history staff to lay wreaths and remember this famous battle that cost the British & French Armies over 2500 casualties. The Battle of Carillon would prove to be France’s greatest victory of the French & Indian War, one which sealed Ticonderoga’s legacy around the Atlantic world. The Carillon Battlefield at Fort Ticonderoga preserves the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in North America.
11:00 a.m. Musket Demonstration (Demonstration Area)
Meet British soldiers from 1758 including the 42nd Highlanders, the Black Watch. Discover the arms and equipment they used during the 1758 Battle of Carillon.
11:30 a.m. Battle of Carillon Commemoration (Beginning at the American Flag)
March behind British and French soldiers to the Carillon battlefield to lay wreaths in remembrance of this immense battle.
12:00 p.m. Carillon Battlefield Tour (Begins at the Black Watch Cairn)
Tour the real Carillon Battlefield with a soldier of the Black Watch, whose legendary sacrifice charging the French lines helped immortalize the battle world-wide. Discover how this battlefield preserves both the memory and the remains of this battle.