Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid! 240 years later, follow this real-life action adventure, as patriot Colonel John Brown will lead a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga on Saturday and Sunday, September 9-10, from 9:30am- 5pm.
Highlighted programming throughout the weekend brings to life the American raid on Ticonderoga in their attempt to recapture this strategic fortification. Explore the Royal Navy’s role in the attack and experience the battle from a completely new angle on Lake Champlain aboard tour boat, Carillon. Meet the larger-than-life characters that undertook this daring raid during special programs in the British-held fort and the American camps. Atop Mount Defiance, meet the guard of Rangers who had attacked British-held Fort Ticonderoga with their own cannon. Follow the American raid on Ticonderoga as it unfolds across the landscape and explore the mechanics and weapons of this daring attack through living history demonstrations.
This major battle re-enactment and living history weekend will recreate what has become known as Brown’s Raid. Fort Ticonderoga will bring to life the little-known 1777 action adventure story pulled straight from the pages of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. During the dramatic event, Fort Ticonderoga’s guests will witness first-hand the high stakes mission undertaken by Colonel John Brown and his patriot militia. The Brown’s Raid battle re-enactment will take place each day at 1:30 pm when the raiders will rush forward against the British held lines, overlooking Fort Ticonderoga.
“Brown’s Raid will be an epic weekend of immersive programming and demonstrations. Military activities demonstrations of artillery firing; inspection of troops; and musket drill and firing,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Fort Ticonderoga guests can experience the event on the water aboard the tour boat, Carillon, or step into the moment in 1777 in the American camp and British fort to be an eyewitness to the command discussions and decisions during this must-experience weekend event.”
Admission to Brown’s Raid is included in a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket.
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Photo: Fort Ticonderoga presents Brown’s Raid: 1777 Battle Re-enactment on September 9-10, 2017. Photo credit Drifting Focus. Copyright Fort Ticonderoga.