Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Step into the early days of the American Revolution as soldiers at Ticonderoga sent vital supplies 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 January 1776. Watch oxen hauling sleds heaped with edible essentials and see how General Phillip Schuyler used Lake Champlain as a frozen highway to bring vital supplies to the Continental Army in Canada utilizing the sheer power of cattle. Meet the New York soldiers who served at Ticonderoga over the winter of 1775-76 and join them in cutting firewood or help assemble an ox sled alongside them. Tour officers’ quarters and see all the comforts within to discover the challenge to convince veteran soldiers to reenlist for another campaign season. Examine the unsung work of the women that served at Ticonderoga as they mended both shirts and soldiers as active laundresses and nurses.
“This living history event will dramatically portray Fort Ticonderoga’s story during the first winter of the Revolutionary War,” 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 $15/adult, $10/child. It is free to Fort Ticonderoga Members, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under.
The 1776 Supplying our Army in Canada Living History Event is part of Fort Ticonderoga’s Winter Quarters schedule of programs. From now through April on select dates, visitors will be immersed in exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops. Additionally, follow along digitally by checking out our virtual programs presented through our Center for Digital History. All in-person and virtual events can be found at www.fortticonderoga.org/calendar.
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. 2022 All Rights Reserved.
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