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Living History Event: 1775 British Garrison

British Garrison soldiers firing muskets on a beautiful winter day

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a one-day living history event on Saturday, February 15, 2020 to discover the story of the British garrison at Ticonderoga in February 1775, just three months before the Americans captured the fort and claimed America’s first victory.

Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the story of soldiers in the 26th Foot and their wives and families who made their homes inside Fort Ticonderoga’s barracks. Weapons demonstrations allow you to go beyond loading and firing to discuss what military traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Participate in a fun, hands-on family program and explore Ticonderoga’s original collection of cannon. Tour Fort Ticonderoga and see what made this much-vaunted fortification so vulnerable to be captured by the Green Mountain Boys in the spring of 1775.

A special pop-up exhibit will display new and never before displayed objects from Britain’s control of Fort Ticonderoga. Get a sneak peek at some of the objects that bear witness to Britain’s control of Lake Champlain which will be featured in a new exhibit titled Between the Wars: British Ticonderoga 1759-1775 opening in May 2020.

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February 15, 2020 @ 10:00am4:00pm


$12/ticket. Free admission is offered to Fort Ticonderoga Members & Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders.


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