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Lively Winter Quarters Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga Brings to life Early Days of American Revolution

Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 10am-4pm. Step into the early days of the American Revolution when the Continental Army rushed supplies and soldiers north to Ticonderoga to try to save their campaign in Canada in the first year of the Revolution.

Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life this critical moment in the spring of 1776 as Lake Champlain melted and the fight to the north heated up.

See the arrival of newly enlisted soldiers as they pause at Ticonderoga along their march. Watch as oxen move with impressive power through mud and snow, dragging sleds of supplies and hauling timber to carpenters. Lend a hand as soldiers continue the unending task of cutting firewood to heat the barracks and cook up rations. Examine the process of creating and crating up ammunition with artillerymen working in their laboratory. Discover the dire needs of the army to the north as soldiers unload and repack provisions onto sleds for the besiegers of Quebec. Try your hand at reefing and caulking as bateaux are prepared for the thawing of the rivers and lakes, merely weeks away. Explore Fort Ticonderoga as soldiers and artisans diligently work to keep the American cause alive.

“This living history event will highlight the ongoing work needed to survive the late winter in the crucial year of 1776 as the new campaign season approaches,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “Our commitment to bringing the dramatic and real story of our past to life through unforgettable programs at Fort Ticonderoga is an opportunity to share with our visitors the importance of this place in the founding of America.”

Appropriate footwear for undetermined weather conditions is highly recommended.

Admission to the event is $13 for the public and free to Fort Ticonderoga Members, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under. To buy tickets and view the full event schedule, please click here.

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. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.

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