Fort Ticonderoga will honor veterans during a one-day living history event on Saturday, November 14th. Visitors will experience the American Army at Ticonderoga as its soldiers looked to an uncertain future after successfully halting the British on October 28, 1776.
Through dramatic living history vignettes, visitors will see army officers thank the soldiers for their service and persuade them to reenlist. Soldiers’ life and historic trades programs will highlight the preparations for soldiers marching to General Washington’s aid and the defense of Ticonderoga in the new year.
This event will evoke the real labor that led to liberty, in winning independence and defending it for generations since. In addition, virtual visitors from around the globe can tune into Facebook Live to watch the dramatic recreated moments for the American Army at Ticonderoga, throughout the day.
Digital programs as part of Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History will explore the topic of rations at Ticonderoga in 1776 and show soldiers making final preparations including handing in ammunition before preparing to put Ticonderoga behind them on their march.
This event is free for all active and retired military personnel. For the full visitor schedule and other details, visit www.fortticonderoga.org. In the case of this event being canceled due to possible COVID-19 restrictions, updates will be made here and on our Facebook page.