Fort Ticonderoga invites you to experience the sights and sounds of the American Army at Ticonderoga during the Sound of 1776 Living History Event on Saturday, July 27. From demonstrations to living history vignettes and music performances, discover how the beats of drums and the sounds of fifes translated orders to nearly 10,000 soldiers that lived and fought for liberty at Ticonderoga.
In addition to a full line-up of activities throughout the day, listen to a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence on nearly the same day it was read to the troops in 1776. Witness the first time soldiers at Ticonderoga heard the immortal words of independence and discover what this meant for soldiers on the front lines of the Northern Continental Army in 1776.
“Visitors will step into the iconic fort during this special event and witness our nation’s fight for freedom in the year 1776,” said Beth L. Hill, President and CEO. “March along with our fifes and drums and discover the importance of music in coordinating the daily orders for the American troops. Enjoy patriotic concerts and savor the beauty of one of the world’s most historic and beautiful historic places.”
One destination with many attractions:
Explore Fort Ticonderoga’s 2000-acre historic landscape and watch history come to life as you and your family help soldiers with their daily duties during the Search for Liberty program, complete the tasks and earn rewards of historic proportions! Step aboard the Carillon tour boat to enjoy a relaxing narrated cruise of Lake Champlain. Immerse your senses in the colors and scents in the King’s Garden and meet Mick and Mick, our dynamic oxen duo. Ascend to Mount Defiance to witness a birds-eye view of Ticonderoga’s epic landscape. Explore 10,000 square feet of exhibit galleries showcasing world-class collections.
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.
Photo: Fort Ticonderoga presents the Sound of 1776 Living History Event on Saturday, July 27, 2019.