Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, will present a one-day living history event on December 4, 2021 to highlight Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation of 1776.
“During this event, step into a hive of military activity as you meet the soldiers working feverishly testing and selecting cannons for the siege of Boston while maintaining Fort Ticonderoga,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “Walk alongside teamsters and oxen as they move cannons weighing up to a ton each. At the same time, see the women that worked sewing up bedding to keep soldiers warm through the long winter.”
Highlighted programming throughout the day will immerse visitors in the daily life of December 1775 at Ticonderoga. Watch as soldiers work as carpenters to build new bunks. See horsepower, ox-power, and manpower in action to move, test, and load cannon and learn how this process was vital for weapons destined for the siege of Boston. Examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon and manuscript collection. Step inside the quarters of an American officer at Fort Ticonderoga and learn of the luxuries within. Stand inside Fort Ticonderoga on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery. View the full visitor schedule here.
Bring your family along to experience this exciting living history event during Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in a more intimate experience at Fort Ticonderoga. From exciting living history events, insightful seminars, specialty programs, and hands-on workshops, guests will have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.
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.