Living History Event: The Enemy is Refortifying Ticonderoga
November 10, 2018
Fort Ticonderoga honors American Veterans with a one-time-only exhibit displayed during the Enemy is Refortifying Ticonderoga living history event. This exhibit will display the knapsack and accompanying note carried by Connecticut soldier, Benjamin Warner, during his service with the Continental Army and is considered one of the rarest and most fragile artifacts to survive from the Revolutionary War. As a veteran of some of the most difficult campaigns of the Revolution, Warner preserved his pack with a note to his children to keep it for posterity as a humble but lasting reminder of the sacrifices made to achieve independence and liberty. Read more.
Event tickets are $12.00. Free admission is offered to Veterans, Members of Fort Ticonderoga, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age 4 and under. The event runs from 10:00am-4:00pm.
As General Washington reveled in his victory at Yorktown in October 1781, British and Loyalist forces assembled at Ticonderoga to attempt a push down the Champlain Valley. On November 2nd, 1781 American General Philip Schuyler frantically wrote to General George Washington of the alarming situation at Ticonderoga:
The enemy are refortifying Ticonderoga, General Enos of Vermont says that on the 26th ultimo they had already covered the largest barrack and had two hundred cattle employed in drawing materials for the repairs of the fort. A Vermont scout consisting of a sergeant and seven men fell into the enemy's hands. The sergeant was killed and the others were carried to Ticonderoga.