Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 8, 2023 from 10 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.
Embark on a 75-minute scenic narrated boat cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, special for homeschool families at 10:30 am.
“Special this year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1760 as participants experience the unfolding story as British soldiers and American provincials prepare on land and Lake Champlain for their last campaign, deep into the heart of French Canada,” said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History.
Hands-on 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 midday meal is prepared.
Beyond the epic military history and related programs, homeschool families will discover the beauty of the historic King’s Garden, 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 2023 Heroic Corn Maze design!
To view the schedule, visit the events calendar on www.fortticonderoga.org. The cost is $7 per student, one free parent per family. Additional adults pay the group rate of $15. Pre-registration is not necessary. For questions, call 518-585-2821.
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 30 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.