Offering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities
Fort Ticonderoga continues its Digital Campaign – an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources.
The unique virtual opportunity brings the layers of history and natural beauty into homes across the globe. Fort Ticonderoga staff continue to press forward with their commitment to providing resources and entertaining programs to engage, inspire, and give context to the world around us.
“Through this Digital Campaign, we are eager for our virtual visitors to enjoy behind-the-scenes information and special insider content,” said Beth L Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president & CEO. “We look forward to inspiring visits during special digital events throughout 2021 and beyond!”
Friday, April 9
Gardener Growth: Sowing Seeds for 2021
Join Fort Ticonderoga Director of Interpretation, Cameron Green, as he starts the seeds for our fabulous crop of vegetables in the King’s Garden. From potting soil to heirloom seeds, get tips to start your own vegetables in 2021!
Saturday, April 10
Virtual Garden & Landscape Symposium (Day 1 of 2)
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium virtually on two consecutive Saturday mornings, April 10 & 17, 2021. This online program features practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. Whether you are an experienced gardener or you are just getting started, join this program for helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Sunday, April 11
Virtual Fort Fever Series: “his horse & one month’s provisions…” Mounted Militia in the Champlain Valley and Beyond
Dig deeper into militia on horseback in the Champlain Valley during the Revolutionary War. Join Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History, Stuart Lilie, to explore this regional case within a broader American tradition shaped by the scale and landscape of North America. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Thursday, April 15
From the Ground Up: Between the Wars
In this new episode of From the Ground Up, explore archaeological artifacts from the years between the French & Indian War and Revolutionary War as the British Army and their families continued the day-to-day garrison of Fort Ticonderoga!
Friday, April 16
Living History Program: Can You Bear It? Musician Caps of the 26th Regiment of Foot
Join Fort Ticonderoga for a behind-the-scenes preview of the new British drummer’s caps that will be worn in our portrayal of the Fifers and Drummers 26th Regiment of Foot this summer. From piecing and cutting bearskin to setting painted silver plates and cords, see the surprising efficiency of making these visually impressive caps.
Saturday, April 17
Virtual Garden & Landscape Symposium (Day 2 of 2)
The King’s Garden at Fort Ticonderoga presents the Ninth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium virtually. This online program features practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape. The presentations are offered online using Zoom. We invite you to join us this April, whether you are an experienced gardener or you are just getting started, for helpful insights from garden experts who live and garden in northern climates. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Sunday, April 18
Virtual Author Series featuring David Head
In March 1783, an anonymous letter circulating through the Continental Army’s camp near Newburgh, New York called for the officers to meet and act boldly to obtain their long-overdue pay and desperately-needed pensions from Congress. Did the officers act on their own? Or did scheming politicians put them up to it? A Crisis of Peace provides a fresh look at an old mystery. David Head is an associate lecturer of history at the University of Central Florida and a former research fellow at George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Wednesday, April 21
Virtual Fort Fever Series: Keep Calm and Carillon: New Initiatives for the Carillon Battlefield
Join Fort Ticonderoga Registrar & Site Archaeologist, Margaret Staudter, and Associate Professor and Director of the University of Vermont’s Consulting Archaeology Program, John Crock, to learn about the recent historical analysis and survey of the Carillon Battlefield as part of a Preservation and Planning Assessment funded by the American Battlefield Protection Program, National Parks Service. This is a paid program that requires pre-registration.
Friday, April 23
Living History Program: Building a Better Battery
Watch as Fort Ticonderoga staff set six-foot-tall gabions and rebuild and extend the battery wall that is used for daily cannon demonstrations. See the careful fitting and brute force of driving the pointed posts of each gabion into place.
Wednesday, April 28
Museum Exhibition Program: An Exhibit in the Making
See what it takes to put on an exhibit! From design to building, to working with historic objects, to installation, this video will show behind-the-scenes glimpses of the work that went into creating Fort Ticonderoga’s new exhibit A Well Regulated Militia: Citizen, Soldier, & State.
Friday, April 30
Living History Program: A Real Barn [addition] Raising!
Join Fort Ticonderoga staff as we raise the frame of our new barn addition into place! See many hands fight gravity’s pull and lift pre-fit timers into position.
As we continue adding to our Digital Campaign, be sure to visit our social media accounts for more exciting live videos, on-site special events, lectures series, and educational at-home activities that bring history to life!
Fort Ticonderoga and Mount Defiance will be open for daily visitation Tuesday-Sunday May 1-October 31, 2021 from 9:30am until 5:00pm (last ticket sold at 4:30pm). Tickets are encouraged to be purchased online in advance.
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 70,000 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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.