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Remember the Sacrifices of Fallen American Soldiers at Fort Ticonderoga this Memorial Day Weekend May 25-26, 2024

Discover how the American Army in 1777 defended liberty at this iconic site

Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it defended liberty at Ticonderoga.  Special living history programs and demonstrations will be presented throughout Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 25-26, 2024.

“Join a hive of activity as citizens-turned-soldiers reinforced extensive lines of defenses across the Ticonderoga peninsula and beyond to prepare for a renewed British invasion. Throughout the weekend, visitors will witness the labor of liberty as Fort Ticonderoga staff portraying Continental Army soldiers bring to life this defining story through military drill, weapon demonstrations, historic trades, hauling timber with oxen and raising huts for shelter,” said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga Vice President of Public History.

Enjoy narrated boat tours aboard the Carillon and cruise along the same shores of Lake Champlain that American soldiers and sailors sailed in 1777.

A full line-up of activities and programs offered throughout the weekend include daily tours within the fort, King’s Garden, and museum exhibition spaces; historic trades programs; ongoing living history programs; thrilling weapons demonstrations; fife & drum performances; the Mount Defiance experience; and the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail. A full schedule can be found at

On Sunday, May 26th we will be featuring two special services:

11:00 a.m.  Memorial Service (at Fort Ticonderoga)
Join the procession of a Continental Army Soldier’s funeral and see him laid to his final resting place. Pay respect to the numerous soldiers who did not receive a proper burial at Ticonderoga in 1777 and reflect on the ultimate sacrifice they made to secure our liberty today.

12:00 p.m. Flag Raising Ceremony (Begins atop Mount Defiance at 72 Defiance Street)
Join Fort Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga American Legion as we renew our American flag atop Mount Defiance, as a salute to all those who have fallen in the service of this nation. From this breathtaking vista, remember their sacrifice with a 21-gun salute.

A 10% general admissions discount will be given to military members with proof of service for this special weekend-long event.

About Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is museum, historic site, major cultural destination, and center for learning, on-site and across the globe through Fort Ticonderoga’s Center for Digital History. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year. 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. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2024 All Rights Reserved.