Join Fort Ticonderoga for a lively living history event September 3-4 that explores 1759 at Ticonderoga when Connecticut and Massachusetts Provincial Soldiers served as carpenters and craftsmen, building towards British victory on Lake Champlain.
Highlighted programming throughout the weekend features staccato rhythms of mallets and axes as soldiers assemble timber framing. Discover the vital tools needed to build customized wooden hut structures. Visitors are encouraged to try their hand at these simple techniques, helping Fort Ticonderoga living history staff transform rafters into functional structures.
Participate in a series of guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and historic trade programs that bring to life this unique chapter in Ticonderoga’s history. Watch the power of oxen as they haul sleds of timber for construction. See the many trades that supplied British and American Provincial Soldiers, including tailoring, shoemaking, and maritime trades. Smell the sumptuous soup, cooked by provincial soldiers using produce from the King’s Garden. Enjoy a narrated Carillon boat cruise to see the King’s Shipyard where the British fleet was launched in 1759.
“This chapter in 1759 built ‘Ticonderoga’ as it would be in the Revolutionary War out of the ruins of French Carillon,” said Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie. “The monumental labor of these American Provincial Soldiers changed the landscape in ways that are still evident at present-day Fort Ticonderoga.”
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, the Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Tickets are buy-one-day get the next day FREE. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.