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 on Lake Champlain 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 2019 design in the six-acre Heroic Maze and answer clues connected to Fort Ticonderoga’s history as you find your way through the maze.
Pre-registration is not necessary. To purchase Carillon Boat Tickets and To Act as One United Body tickets, visit the booth located near the Log House Welcome Center upon arrival to Homeschool Day.
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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 the 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 during the Revolutionary War.
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.