Living History Event: Preparing for the Coming Campaign
January 19, 2019
The winter of 1777 at Ticonderoga was hardly a rest. Discover the incredible story of the last year of American held Ticonderoga during this living history event. Thrill at the roar of musketry and cannon and witness the intricate drill undertaken by the American soldiers.
A special pop-up exhibit will feature rare artifacts from the collection that express the service of American forces in the winter of 1777. Recruiting, equipping, and maintaining artillery was a key task of Ebenezer Steven’s new artillery command at Ticonderoga. Featured will be rare artifacts from this artillery service at Ticonderoga including an American-made linstock, used for firing cannon and an extremely rare case shot, or canister, for a cannon. Both were found at Ticonderoga during restoration in the 20thcentury, evidence of the extensive military activity here in the Revolutionary War.
Also on display will be two powder horns made for soldiers in Colonel Charles Burrall’s Connecticut Regiment who served over the winter of 1776-77. Be sure to check out our powder horn carving activity as you create your own unique markings on a banana! Fun for all ages!
The event is from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm (last ticket sold at 3:00 pm). Tickets are $12.00 and can be purchased in advance or the day of. Free admission is offered to Members of Fort Ticonderoga, Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under.