Living History Event: Scots Day

June 15, 2024

Discover the heroic stories of Scottish soldiers in the British Army serving at Ticonderoga and North America though the campaigns of the 18th century. Thrill at musket demonstrations that highlight the equipment, clothing, and tactics of the red-coated Scottish soldier, during the defining military campaigns that shaped North America.

Merchants selling kilts, crafts, and other gifts will join Scottish organizations from across the East Coast to greet visitors with information on all aspects of their rich heritage.

A special tour at 2:30pm will highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s connection with the popular Outlander TV series. During the tour, discover the truth behind the drama and the real story of the 1777 Siege of Ticonderoga. Explore myths about this exciting battle and its connections to both Scottish history and the timelines of this popular show.

Lively performances include Vermont Highland Dance, the Leatherstocking District Pipe Band, and the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga. The full day of activities includes special guided tours and a remembrance service on the Carillon Battlefield at the Memorial Cairn. Carillon boat cruises will carry visitors onto the water to explore the epic historic landscape and its strategic importance during the 18th century.

Clans, Cultural Organizations, & Vendors:

  • Eire’s Irish Gifts
  • Judith Sullivan, Kiltmaker
  • War Cannon Spirits
  • The Daughters of Scotia
  • Clan Campbell
  • Clan Cochrane
  • Clan Frasier Society of North America
  • Clan Hamilton
  • House of Gordon
  • St. Andrews Society of Schenectady
  • The Knights of St. Andrew
  • St. Andrews Society of Albany
  • American-Scottish Foundation
  • Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
  • Highland Dance Vermont
  • Leatherstocking District Pipe Band

This event is made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council’s Cultural Assistance Program Grant with funding provided by Essex County.

Event Details

Date & Time:

June 15, 2024 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Admission Price:

Included with General Admission ticket.

Venue Details

Fort Ticonderoga

102 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, New York
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