March to the “Old French Lines,” where French Soldiers entrenched themselves during the epic Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758. Join Ticonderoga’s Fifes and Drums to lay wreaths and remember the day-long 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.
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In addition to the Daily Itinerary:
11:30am Battle of Carillon Commemoration (beginning at the America flag)
March behind the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga up to the Carillon battlefield to lay a wreath in remembrance of this immense battle.
12:00pm Carillon Battlefield Tour (beginning 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 worldwide. Discover how this battlefield preserves both the memory and the remains of this battle.