Celebrate freedom by exploring the year 1777 when America was consumed in the labor of liberty. Participate in the fight for freedom when the Northern Department of the Continental Army fought to keep the great fortress of Ticonderoga from falling into British control. Take the experience onto the water aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s 60 ft. touring boat to discover the importance of Lake Champlain in defining the fate of the American Revolution. Thrill at the power of artillery during cannon demonstrations and march to the beat of the Fifes & Drums as they perform patriotic music. Spend the day (or two!) and dig into centuries of history surrounded by America’s most historic landscape. More than 13 tours offered daily including tours in the King’s Garden, museum exhibitions and on top of Mount Defiance.
Participate in the hands-on “Search for Liberty: A Family Adventure!” activity and receive rewards for helping soldiers with their daily duties. Watch teams of oxen in action and see their vital role in 1777. Discover the weapons, tactics, and the personal stories of the defense and fall of American-held Ticonderoga.
On display in the Mars Education Center this weekend only, see two original documents from the summer of 1776 that provide a glimpse into perhaps the most important event in American history. The Declaration of Independence stands as one of history’s most significant documents, establishing the United States of America and providing a model for nations across the world to follow.