This major battle reenactment and living history weekend will recreate what has become known as Brown’s Raid. Fort Ticonderoga will bring to life the little-known 1777 action-adventure story pulled straight from the pages of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. During the dramatic event, Fort Ticonderoga’s guests will witness first-hand the high-stakes mission undertaken by Colonel John Brown and his patriot militia.
Highlighted programming throughout the weekend will bring to life the American raid on Ticonderoga in their attempt to recapture this strategic fortification. Explore the Royal Navy’s role in the attack and experience the battle from a completely new angle on Lake Champlain aboard tour boat, Carillon. Meet the larger-than-life characters that undertook this daring raid during special programs in the British-held fort and the American camps. Atop Mount Defiance, meet the guard of Rangers who had attacked British-held Fort Ticonderoga with their own cannon. Follow the American raid on Ticonderoga as it unfolds across the landscape and explore the mechanics and weapons of this daring attack through living history demonstrations.