Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for students and their parents on Friday, June 4, 2021 from 9:30 am-5:00 pm. Attendees will participate in interactive and immersive programs which bring to life Ticonderoga’s epic history. Visit museum exhibitions, and explore the 2000-acre historic site, including the King’s Garden and the Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail. Other special opportunities include 75-minute narrated boat cruises on Lake Champlain.
New this year – attendees will have the opportunity to join one of our expert historians on a 1 ¾ mile guided hike around the Carillon Battlefield to explore the vistas and earthen remains of French & Indian War and Revolutionary War battles.
Discover the beauty of the historic King’s Garden and create your own special memories by rolling up your sleeves to help soldiers tend the vegetables and flowers. Programs take place in the maritime trades shops and the garden at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. A noon time program will illustrate the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared. Complete the visit with a trip to the heights of Mount Defiance for a 4 pm guided tour to learn about its pivotal role during the French and Indian War.
Embark on a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, special for homeschool families at 10:30 am. An additional ticket for the boat tour is required and can be purchased the day of the visit.
To view the full schedule, visit 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.