(Ticonderoga, N.Y.) Join Fort Ticonderoga for an exciting one-day living history event Saturday, March 14, 2020 to experience how Fort Ticonderoga was a critical link in the chain, keeping the American Army alive in Canada in 1776.
Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the story of veteran and newly recruited New York soldiers working to keep the American cause alive. Participate in an active family scavenger hunt to help soldiers with their daily duties and earn prizes of historic proportions!
Witness oxen trudging through snow as they drag sleds loaded with supplies and haul timber to carpenters. Watch as soldiers build and repair bateaux as they anticipate the thawing of the rivers and lakes mere months away. Hear leather heels strike the ground as they march in step and the crack of their muskets fire. Explore the many crafts needed to maintain an army in winter. See artillery artificers cast and cut metal to make cannon ammunition. Watch the carpenters, drafted from among soldiers, hard at work as they turn logs and lumber into crates, sleds, and beams.
“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 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.”
Admission to the event is $12 for the general public and free to Fort Ticonderoga Members, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under. For the full event schedule, visit fortticonderoga.org.
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: The Proceed to Canada with all Possible Expedition living history event at Fort Ticonderoga will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10am-4pm featuring ongoing programs, guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and historic trades.