Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event Saturday, November 12, 2022 from 10 am – 4pm. In honor of Veterans Day, this event is free to active and retired military personnel. Admission is free for Fort Ticonderoga members and Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders. For the full visitor schedule and other details, visit www.fortticonderoga.org.
Highlighted programming and demonstrations throughout the day feature the different muskets, fusils, and fowling pieces used by soldiers in 1759. Meet American Provincial soldiers who were eager to pack up and begin their march for home after a long campaign season.
“Though General Amherst’s plan to reach Montreal in 1759 was hindered by foul weather, that campaign season indelibly changed Ticonderoga and this entire region,” said Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History Stuart Lilie. “As they served at Ticonderoga in November, American Provincials and British soldiers alike saw victory around the corner and opportunity in this newly conquered territory.”
During a special 2 pm program, hear the thunder of musketry and the roar of cannon as soldiers fire a Feu de Joye for the last birthday of King George II! See the work of women within the army as they sew bedding to prepare Ticonderoga’s barracks for its winter garrison. Smell the sumptuous soup cooked by British soldiers using the last harvest of vegetables from the King’s Garden. Meet captured French soldiers and Canadians awaiting exchange for British prisoners of war at Ticonderoga. Visitors will also be able to try their hand at timber framing while working alongside British and Provincial soldiers building wooden huts to provide more shelter for the winter at Ticonderoga.
This event is part of Fort Ticonderoga’s Winter Quarters. November-April, Winter Quarters is a unique visitor experience including lively living history events, engaging seminars, specialized group visits, virtual educational programs, and more.
About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a major cultural destination, museum, historic site and center for learning, reaching a global audience through the Center for Digital History. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually. Presenting vibrant programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, Fort Ticonderoga and is open for daily visitation May through October and special programs during Winter Quarters, November through April. 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.