Fort Ticonderoga will present an exciting one-day living history event on December 16, 2023 which will bring to life Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation of 1776. Stand inside Fort Ticonderoga on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.
“See history come alive with this lively recreation of one of America’s most iconic stories of the Revolutionary War,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Step into Fort Ticonderoga, a center of supply and command for the Northern Department of the Continental Army during the early years of the Revolutionary War. Witness the power of artillery as soldiers prepare for war against the British and walk alongside teamsters and their massive oxen as they move cannons weighing up to a ton each.”
Highlighted programming throughout the day will immerse visitors in the daily life of December 1775 at Ticonderoga. Join in with soldiers who work as carpenters to build new bunks. See horsepower, ox-power, and manpower in action as they move, test, and load cannon. Discover how testing the cannon was vital for weapons destined for the siege of Boston. Learn about the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon collection and archives. Explore the simple luxuries enjoyed by American Continental Officers and learn more about what they ate, where they slept, and other details of daily life.
Experience this exciting living history event as part of Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in a more intimate wintertime experience at Fort Ticonderoga. From dramatic living history events, informative seminars, special programs, and hands-on historic trades workshops, guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.
This event and all of Fort Ticonderoga Winter Quarters living history events are free to Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders and Fort Ticonderoga Members, with no reservations required. Tickets for the general public can be purchased online in advance at www.fortticonderoga.org or upon arrival.
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 20 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.