For the first time since 2019, this family favorite event is back! Fort Ticonderoga invites you to explore Scottish history during our Scots Day Celebration on Saturday, June 18, 2022. The celebration of Scottish history, heritage, and culture run from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Advance tickets can be purchased on our website or at the Admissions Booth upon arrival.
Explore Scottish clan tents to learn more about the rich ancestry and culture. 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.
Inside Fort Ticonderoga, discover the heroic stories of Scottish soldiers in the British Army serving at Ticonderoga and North America through the campaigns of the 18th century. Thrill at musket demonstrations which will highlight the equipment, clothing, and tactics of the red-coated Scottish soldier, during the defining military campaigns that shaped North America. Lively musical performances include the Saint Andrews Pipe Band from Vermont and Fort Ticonderoga’s fifes and drums. 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.
“We are thrilled to see the return of this popular event,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President, and CEO. “Fort Ticonderoga has a deep connection with Scottish history and culture. The Black Watch, or 42nd Highland Regiment, played a crucial role 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, full schedule, and participating vendors and clans, visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website or call 518-585-2821.
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 preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and 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. 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.
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