Tag: Collections

Living History Event Highlights Ticonderoga on the Eve of the Revolution

Join Fort Ticonderoga for a living history event Saturday, February 16, 2019 to discover British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence. Living history programs feature the weapons, trades, and home life of soldiers and families during peacetime at Ticonderoga. A one-time only exhibit will […]

In Honor of Veteran’s Day, Fort Ticonderoga will display one of the rarest and most significant artifacts to survive from the Revolutionary War during November 10 event

Fort Ticonderoga honors American Veterans with an exhibit open only on November 10, 2018. This exhibit will display the knapsack and accompanying note carried by Connecticut soldier, Benjamin Warner, during his service with the Continental Army and is considered one of the rarest and most fragile artifacts to survive from the Revolutionary War. As a […]

PIECES OF EIGHT: CURIOSITIES FROM THE COLLECTION’ EXHIBIT FEATURES OBJECTS FROM THE BODIES OF GEORGE WASHINGTON, JOHN TRUMBULL, AND THE LEGENDARY JANE MCCREA

Strange by modern standards, these objects were often cherished keepsakes that help tell stories about life during the Revolution and the founding of the United States of America Fort Ticonderoga today announced a new museum exhibit, ‘Pieces of Eight: Curiosities from the Collection,’ featuring objects from the bodies of famous or interesting characters from early […]

FORT TICONDEROGA PRESENTS “DEFIANCE & INDEPENDENCE” BATTLE RE-ENACTMENT JULY 21 & 22

Unique events make each day a different experience – culminating in dramatic cannon attack from the summit of Mt. Defiance Experience one of Fort Ticonderoga’s signature events, “Defiance & Independence,” a two-day battle re-enactment on Saturday July 21 and Sunday July 22. Featuring nearly 500 historical re-enactors, this is the largest battle re-enactment of the year […]

ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT OBJECTS FROM THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION – AN ORIGINAL SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI GOLD EAGLE MEDAL – ON DISPLAY AT FORT TICONDEROGA

Revolutionary War medal is one of two surviving examples produced in 1783 for officers of the Continental Army; hereditary organization continues to this day Public exhibition begins July 4 to coincide with Independence Day celebrations Fort Ticonderoga today announced the public display of one of the rarest and most important objects from the nation’s founding […]

FORT TICONDEROGA OBSERVES MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND WITH DISPLAY OF RARE REVOLUTIONARY WAR OBJECTS, HISTORY-THEMED BOAT TOURS, AND CEREMONY HONORING AMERICA’S SOLDIERS

Achieving Independence: Ticonderoga and Philadelphia pop-up exhibit explores relationship between two iconic locations; objects include rare surviving British uniform, original copy of Baron von Steuben’s drill manual, and howitzer that is one of the earliest known examples of “US” being used on American-made artillery Fort Ticonderoga today announced a special museum exhibit and programming for […]

Benedict Arnold Returns to Fort Ticonderoga: Extremely Rare Lock of Infamous Traitor’s Hair on Public Display for First Time in Decades for Opening Weekend’s “No Quarter” Reenactment of “America’s First Victory”

Benedict Arnold is returning to Fort Ticonderoga for Opening Weekend May 5-6 through the dramatic two-day reenactment of “America’s First Victory” and the first public display in decades of locks of his and first wife Margaret’s hair. The “No Quarter” event vividly recreates the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, putting visitors in […]

SPEND THE DAY AT FORT TICONDEROGA! CAMPAIGN SEASON & DAILY VISITATION BEGINS MAY 5, 2018

Experience history at Fort Ticonderoga on land and water beginning on Saturday, May 5! The world-renowned military landmark, museum, and family destination encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. As a premier historic site, Fort Ticonderoga offers an unmatched glimpse into the past. “Fort Ticonderoga is a must-see destination that […]

“Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell’s Great War” at the next Fort Fever Series Program April 15th 

Fort Ticonderoga’s 2018 “Fort Fever Series” concludes on Sunday, April 15 at 2:00 pm with “Somewhere in France: Stephen Pell’s Great War” presented by Matthew Keagle, Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator. During this program, follow Stephen Pell from his passage across the Atlantic, through his first glimpse of combat, to the injury that ended his military service. […]

Flags for the Forts

On November 30, 1776 Ebenezer Stevens, Major of the artillery stationed at Ticonderoga, prepared a return of “Ordnance and Ordnance Stores” wanted by the Northern department. Amongst his requests were two flags or “standards” for the twin citadels of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence. Stevens requested massive flags, easily seen at a distance, measuring 30 by […]