Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 6, 2019, from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Visitors will participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.
Special this year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1758 as participants discover the global struggle to control North America and France’s epic victory over the British at the French-held Fort Carillon, later named Ticonderoga.
Discover the beauty of the King’s Garden and create your own special memories through watercolors or roll up your sleeves to help tend the vegetables and flowers. Find your way through towering stalks of corn by answering history clues in the new 2019 Heroic Corn Maze design from 12:00-4:00 pm!
Programs take place in the historic trades shops at 10:40 am, 12:40 pm, and 2:30 pm. A program at 12:00 pm illustrates the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared.
Embark on a 75-minute scenic narrated boat cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, special for homeschool families at 10:30 am. Raise your hand in allegiance and enlist in the Continental Army during the immersive “To Act as One United Body” program at 12:30 pm and practice formation tactics, drills, and marches.
To view the schedule, visit the events calendar on www.fortticonderoga.org. The cost is $6 per student, one free parent per family. Additional adults pay the group rate of $14. Pre-registration is not necessary. For questions, call 518-585-2821.
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 with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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