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!

1777 Siege of Ticonderoga: Extended Independence Day Weekend
June 30-July 6, 2018

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, 2018

Stand on the very ground where the epic Battle of Carillon took place on July 8, 1758. Join Fort Ticonderoga's Fife and Drum Corps to lay wreaths and remember those men who fell in the climactic 1758 Battle of Carillon. 

Battle Re-enactment: Defiance & Independence
July 21-22, 2018

Join Fort Ticonderoga for this two-day battle reenactment and witness the epic siege of American-held Ticonderoga. Watch the story unravel around you as the roar of cannon and muskets erupt and see how American soldiers and artillerymen held the line in the name of Liberty.

Fife and Drum Corps Muster
July 28, 2018

Experience martial music at its best during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster at Fort Ticonderoga! Learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums and enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of classic marches and camp songs throughout the day. 

Fife and Drum Corps Twilight Tattoo
July 28, 2018

Set inside the stone walls of Fort Ticonderoga, enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of fifes and drums during evening Fife & Drums Corps performances. 

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival
October 6, 2018

Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest, and Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun! Meet friendly heritage breed animals, discover the power of horses in lively demonstrations, and enjoy the flavors of the region with local food, wines, and ciders in the farmer's market. Live music, hands-on children activities, and more will be available throughout the day!

Living History Event: The Enemy is Refortifying Ticonderoga
November 10, 2018 

As General Washington reveled in his victory at Yorktown in October 1781, British and Loyalist forces assembled at Ticonderoga to attempt a push down the Champlain Valley. Watch as soldiers and sailors work away to resurrect old cannons thrown in the lake back in 1777. Witness tradesmen of the army diligently repairing remnants of the old fort to secure the vital ground at Ticonderoga. 

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

See how the cold and lonely existence on this forward post would lead soldiers to fighting, nearly erupting in riot at the end of 1776. Witness the small altercation between Pennsylvania and Massachusetts as men go sour, and an entire battalion suppress the brawl. 

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