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Living History Event: The Sound of 1776

fife and drum players performing together

Experience the sights and sounds of the American Army at Ticonderoga during the Sound of 1776 Living History Event on Saturday, August 1.

From thrilling demonstrations to immersive living history vignettes and musical performances, discover how the beats of drums and the sounds of fifes translated orders to nearly 10,000 soldiers who fought for liberty at Ticonderoga.

In addition to a full line-up of activities, listen to a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on nearly the same day it was read to the troops at Ticonderoga in 1776. Explore the struggle to put these immortal words of independence into action on the front lines of the defense of this new nation.

Step into the iconic fort during this special event and witness our nation’s fight for freedom in the year 1776. March along with the fifes and drums and discover the importance of music in coordinating the daily orders for the American troops.  Enjoy patriotic concerts and savor the fresh air and beauty of one of the world’s most historic places.”

This year, until otherwise announced, Fort Ticonderoga will be open Tuesday-Sunday from 9:30am-5pm, with general admission capacity limited to 400 visitors per day. Advance online ticketing is encouraged by visiting fortticonderoga.org or tickets can be purchased the day of with a credit card.

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2020 opening was delayed due to Covid-19 and New York on Pause. Numerous measures are in place to ensure staff and visitor safety and reflect guidance from appropriate government agencies and health authorities, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) including required physical distancing, new signage to manage visitor flow and expectations, and required face coverings when physical distancing is not possible.

Event Details

Scheduled For:

August 1, 2020 @ 9:30am5:00pm


Included in general admission.


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