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Celebrate the Scot in You During Annual Scots Day Celebration on June 17!

Fort Ticonderoga invites you to explore Scottish history during our Scots Day Celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture runs from 10 am to 5 pm.

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.Lively performances include pipers, Highland Dance Vermont, and Fort Ticonderoga’s Fifes and Drums. The full day of activities include 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 18thcentury.

“We are thrilled to host this popular cultural event,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Fort Ticonderoga has an enduring connection with Scottish history and culture. The reputation of the Black Watch, or 42nd Highland Regiment, was sealed at Ticonderoga during, the Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758. The regiment suffered more than 50% casualties during their assault on the right of the French Lines as part of the British attack. Ever after Ticonderoga has remained a legendary battle honor within the regiment’s history.”

To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, and see the full schedule and participating vendors and clans, visit or call 518-585-2821. This event is free for Ticonderoga Ambassadors and Fort Ticonderoga Members.

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

About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site, museum, center of learning and major cultural destination. Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year on site 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. Fort Ticonderoga is owned and operated by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a non-profit educational organization which serves its mission to preserve, educate and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. Fort Ticonderoga reaches more than 30 million people through its digital outreach each year through its Center for Digital History and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2023 All Rights Reserved.