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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 life at the 18th-century fort. Step aboard the 1920s replica tour boat, Carillon, for a 75-minute narrated boat tour on Lake Champlain to gain an in-depth waterway experience. Raise your hand in allegiance and enlist in the Continental Army during the immersive “To Act as One United Body” program and practice formation tactics, drills, and marches. Explore a new 2020 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.

Event Details

Scheduled For:

Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm


General Admission: $6/student, 1 free parent, $12/additional parent.
Carillon Boat & General Admission Combination Ticket: $12/student, $14/parent.
To Act as One United Body Program: Additional $4/student.

Student rates apply to Grades K-12.


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Special this year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1758 as participants discover the global struggle to control North America and France’s epic victory over the British at the French-held Fort Carillon, later named Ticonderoga.

Discover the beauty of the King’s Garden and create your own special memories through watercolors or roll up your sleeves to help tend the vegetables and flowers.  Find your way through towering stalks of corn by answering history clues in the new 2019 Heroic Corn Maze design from 12:00-4:00 pm!

Programs take place in the historic trades shops at 10:40 am, 12:40 pm, and 2:30 pm. A program at 12:00 pm illustrates the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared.

Embark on a 75-minute scenic narrated boat cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, special for homeschool families at 10:30 am. Raise your hand in allegiance and enlist in the Continental Army during the immersive “To Act as One United Body” program at 12:30 pm and practice formation tactics, drills, and marches.

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.