Featuring a line-up of NEW activities!
Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 10, 2021 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 hands-on student scavenger hunt, bateau row on Lake Champlain, and aboard the Carillon tour boat.
This year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1774, a peaceful era of garrison life at Fort Ticonderoga under British Rule. Participate in engaging guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and museum exhibitions to discover the epic layers of history at Ticonderoga.
Adventure to the gardens to discover the elaborate and important duties soldiers endured while keeping peacetime soldiers fed. Find your way through towering stalks of corn by answering history clues in the new 2021 Heroic Corn Maze design from 12:00-4:00 pm!
Programs take place in the historic trades shops at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. A program starting at 10:30 am illustrates the process of feeding the troops, as the mid-day meal is prepared.
Embark on a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon, special for homeschool families at 10:30 am. Participate in an exclusive opportunity to see Fort Ticonderoga from a new perspective as you row across Lake Champlain in a reproduction 18th-century bateau! Both of these programs require additional tickets that can be purchased at the tent in front of the Log House Welcome Center until 11am.
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. Tickets must be purchased day-of to receive this special rate. 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.