Category: Family Fun in the Adirondacks

Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps Muster on Saturday, July 28

Experience martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga on July 28 during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs throughout the day. A special evening Twilight […]

FORT TICONDEROGA PRESENTS “DEFIANCE & INDEPENDENCE” BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT JULY 21 & 22

Unique events make each day a different experience – culminating in dramatic cannon attack from the summit of Mt. Defiance Experience one of Fort Ticonderoga’s signature events, “Defiance & Independence,” a two-day battle re-enactment on Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22. Featuring nearly 500 historical re-enactors, this is the largest battle re-enactment of the year […]

DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE THIS YEAR AT FORT TICONDEROGA!

Never before seen: Fort Ticonderoga displays an original Society of the Cincinnati Gold Eagle Medal  Weeklong celebration includes tours, patriotic concerts, and world-class museum exhibits; FREE second-day admission! Declare your Independence this year at Fort Ticonderoga with special events and programming during a weeklong celebration of the Independence Day holiday from June 30-July 6. New […]

Fort Ticonderoga Author Series Features Book on Naval History of Lake Champlain

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2018 Author Series begins on Sunday, June 24 with additional programs scheduled for August 5, and September 9. The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features authors of recent books related the history of Fort Ticonderoga and the surrounding region. This year’s topics include the naval history of Lake Champlain, General Israel Putnam, and the […]

Celebrate the Scot in You!

Fort Ticonderoga Presents Lively Scots Day Event June 16 Fort Ticonderoga will present the Eleventh Annual Scots Day on Saturday, June 16. The celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture runs from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tour the Scottish Clan tents to discover more about your own Scottish connection and explore centuries of stories, […]

FORT TICONDEROGA OBSERVES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH DISPLAY OF RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OBJECTS, HISTORY-THEMED BOAT TOURS, AND CEREMONY HONORING AMERICA’S SOLDIERS

Achieving Independence: Ticonderoga and Philadelphia pop-up exhibit explores relationship between two iconic locations; objects include rare surviving British uniform, original copy of Baron von Steuben’s drill manual, and howitzer that is one of the earliest known examples of “US” being used on American-made artillery Fort Ticonderoga today announced a special museum exhibit and programming for […]

Benedict Arnold Returns to Fort Ticonderoga: Extremely Rare Lock of Infamous Traitor’s Hair on Public Display for First Time in Decades for Opening Weekend’s “No Quarter” Reenactment of “America’s First Victory”

Benedict Arnold is returning to Fort Ticonderoga for Opening Weekend May 5-6 through the dramatic two-day reenactment of “America’s First Victory” and the first public display in decades of locks of his and first wife Margaret’s hair. The “No Quarter” event vividly recreates the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, putting visitors in […]

3-Ways to Run Better Events

Tell Your Story The best living history events for visitors and participants are those that tell one of the unique stories within a site’s history. After decades of living history events, generic Revolutionary War reenactments are too common and do not draw the interest they once did. No event should try to bite off the […]

SPEND THE DAY AT FORT TICONDEROGA! CAMPAIGN SEASON & DAILY VISITATION BEGINS MAY 5, 2018

Experience history at Fort Ticonderoga on land and water beginning on Saturday, May 5! The world-renowned military landmark, museum, and family destination encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. As a premier historic site, Fort Ticonderoga offers an unmatched glimpse into the past. “Fort Ticonderoga is a must-see destination that […]

Largest and Best Stall Fed Cattle

When we go shopping online today, we take for granted a whole network of planes, trains, and automobiles that can deliver whatever we order fast. Such convenience would have been miraculous in the early months of 1776. Colonel Benedict Arnold commanded about 1200 soldiers outside of Quebec, each in desperate need of food and basic […]