Special Events & Reenactments

Explore Fort Ticonderoga's epic story at one of our many special events including reenactments, living history weekends, and festivals! Thrill at the power of artillery, celebrate Scottish Culture, or witness the reenactment of the 1777 British siege and capture of Ticonderoga! Fort Ticonderoga offers diverse and immersive special event experiences that are unique, powerful, and unforgettable for the whole family throughout the year!

Living History Event: Colonel Knox is Now at Ticonderoga
December 7 & 8, 2018 

Immerse yourself in the daily life of 1775 at Ticonderoga and stand in the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery. 

Living History Event: Riot! Yankees versus Buckskin
December 15, 2018

Discover how cultural divisions between soldiers from New England and Pennsylvania erupted in a riot between Americans at Ticonderoga at the end of 1776 during this exciting living history event.  

Living History Event: Preparing for the Coming Campaign 1777
January 19, 2019
Discover the incredible story of the last year of American-held Ticonderoga during this winter living history event. Thrill at the roar of musketry and cannon and witness the intricate drill undertaken by the American soldiers.  

Living History Event: 1775 British Garrison
February 16, 2019
Experience Fort Ticonderoga on the eve of the American Revolution as British soldiers and their families live in this peacetime fort on the frontier.  

Battle Reenactment: 1758 Battle on Snowshoes
March 9, 2019
March out with French soldiers and their Native American allies before they spring upon Rogers’ Rangers. Experience the hectic tree to tree fighting in a recreated battle as the Rangers make a brave stand against superior odds, only to retreat through the deep woods. Discover the people, weapons, and stories through living history vignettes, exhibitions, and hands-on programs.

Memorial Day Weekend
May 25-27, 2019

Honor fallen Americans who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our nation and liberty. Discover the powerful story of the American army in 1777 at Ticonderoga during this living history event. 

Scots Day
June 15, 2019

Immerse yourself in Scottish history and culture, meet Scottish Clans, and enjoy the sounds of Scottish music performed throughout the day. 

Independence Day Weekend
July 4-7, 2019

Celebrate freedom by exploring the year 1777 when America was consumed in the labor of liberty. Participate in the fight for freedom when the Northern Department of the Continental Army fought to keep the great fortress of Ticonderoga from falling into British control. 

Battle of Carillon Commemoration
July 8, 2019 

Join Fort Ticonderoga's Fife & Drum Corps to lay wreaths and remember the day-long battle that cost the British and French armies over 2500 casualties. 

Battle Reenactment: Montcalm's Cross
July 20-21, 2019 

This exciting two-day battle reenactment highlights the epic 1758 Battle of Carillon! Witness how the British amassed the largest army in North America to date, yet was stunningly defeated by a French army a quarter of its size. 

Living History Event: The Sound of 1776
July 27, 2019 

Experience the rousing sounds of the Fife & Drums which hoisted the spirits of an American army in 1776! See rebellion transform into a War for Independence as the Declaration of independence reached troops digging to defend Ticonderoga. 

Battle Reenactment: Brown's Raid
September 14-15, 2019

During this real-life action adventure, follow the American raid on Ticonderoga as it unfolds across the landscape. Explore the mechanical weapons of this daring raid through exciting living history demonstrations. 

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival
October 5, 2019

Bring the whole family for a full day of autumn fun! Meet friendly animals, discover the power of horses during living demonstrations, and enjoy the flavors of the region with local food, beer, wine, and cider. 

Living History Event: Nothing Could Exceed the Spirit and Alertness
October 26-27, 2019: 

Through weapon demonstrations, guided tours, living history vignettes, and ongoing programming, explore the events of October 1776 which were vital to securing the ultimate fate of American independence. 

Living History Event: The Noble Train Begins
December 7, 2019

Relive Henry Knox's epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation in 1776. 

 

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