Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event on Saturday, February 17, 2024, and step into the early days of the American Revolution as soldiers at Ticonderoga sent vital supplies and soldiers to the American Army, clinging on tenuously to the siege of Quebec.
Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life Fort Ticonderoga as a critical supply depot for the Northern Continental Army in February 1776. Meet the soldiers of 1776, linking the Northern Army from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & New England, and join them in cutting firewood or help assemble an ox sled alongside them as they await the next leg of their journey. Examine the unsung work of the women who served at Ticonderoga as they sew the bedding to house reinforcements for the ongoing campaign to the north. Tour officers’ quarters and the comforts within to discover the chains of correspondence that connected the Northern Department of the Continental Army. Explore the process of proofing cannon, testing their breaking point double loads of shot and gunpowder. Watch oxen haul sleds heaped with edible essentials and see how General Phillip Schuyler used Lake Champlain as a frozen highway to feed the Continental Army in Canada, utilizing the sheer power of cattle.
“This living history event will dramatically portray Ticonderoga’s vital role within the entire Northern Department of the Continental Army and the links that knitted it together in common cause,” 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 winter weather conditions is highly recommended.
Experience this exciting living history event as part of Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during the Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in a more intimate wintertime experience at Fort Ticonderoga. From dramatic living history events, informative seminars, special programs, and hands-on historic trades workshops, guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally “Winter Quarters” for armies of the 18th century.
This event and all of Fort Ticonderoga Winter Quarters living history events are free to Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders and Fort Ticonderoga Members, with no reservations required. Tickets for the general public can be purchased online in advance at www.fortticonderoga.org or upon arrival.
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a major cultural destination, museum, historic site, and center for learning. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually. Presenting vibrant programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, Fort Ticonderoga and is open for daily visitation May through October and special programs during Winter Quarters, November through April. Fort Ticonderoga is owned by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, 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. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2024 All Rights Reserved.
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