Winter Quarters Special Events & Workshops

Explore Fort Ticonderoga's epic story November-April during Winter Quarters! 

Fort Ticonderoga offers diverse and immersive special event experiences that are unique, powerful, and unforgettable for the whole family! November-April participate in living history events, seminars, workshops, and more!

Living History Event: Riot! Yankees versus Buckskins
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.  

Winter Workshop Series: 1750s British Regimental Coats
January 12-13, 2019

Learn the latest research on British and Provincial enlisted regimental coats as you build your own. Discover period shortcuts for these military garments, produced en masse for regimental contracts. This workshop is BYOL&B--bring your own lace and buttons—due to the specificity of these trimmings. Most facings, linings, and regimental and campaign details can be accommodated with prior notice. 

Fort Fever Series: Half-Spanish, Part-Hungarian, & All-American: Cavalry Treatises, Saddles & Objects in Fort Ticonderoga's Collection
January 13, 2019
Join Vice President of Public History, Stuart Lilie, to chart the origins of the United States Cavalry through some of the incredible objects in the Fort Ticonderoga Museum Collections. Discover the European and Middle Eastern influences that made American cavalry and saddlery unique.

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.  

Winter Workshop Series: Genteel details and Epaulettes
February 9-10, 2019

Learn the secrets of genteel civilian and officers’ coats. Under the instruction of Vice President of Public History, Stuart Lilie, learn and practice techniques for corded buttonholes, laced buttonholes, perfect pocket flaps, feathered edges, button stands, lining and pleats, building samples of each to take home. On the second day, join Director of Interpretation, Nicholas Spadone, to build your own gold or silver 
epaulettes. 

Fort Fever Series: Selective Service: Soldiers of Color in the Atlantic World
February 10, 2019
How open was military service in European and American armies of the 18th century to Africans and those of African descent?  Join Fort Ticonderoga’s Curator Matthew Keagle to explore how the armies of the early modern Atlantic World policed the boundaries of race and military service during an era of global imperial conflict. This program will provide context to the complex, and often contradictory, history of soldiers of color on both sides of the Atlantic ocean in the 18th century.

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.

Winter Workshop Series: French Women's Jackets
March 9-10, 2019

Join Fort Ticonderoga Head of Costume, Nathalie Smallidge, build your own women's short jackets, a style common in French Canada during the 1750s. The workshop will begin with a brief presentation on women's fashion in French Canada examining both European and Native American influence and how those details could be adapted to individual tastes. 

Fort Fever Series: Remembering the Ladies: Anglo-American Women in the Lake Champlain Valley, 1759-1781
March 17, 2019
This Women’s History Month, join Museum Registrar Margaret Staudter as she examines the lives and roles of women at Ticonderoga and in the Lake Champlain Valley during times of peace and times of war. Through historical accounts, documents, and artifacts uncover the stories of women hidden in the shadows of Fort Ticonderoga’s dramatic military history. 

Eighth Annual Garden & Landscape Symposium 
April 6, 2019

Get ready for Spring! This one-day program focuses on practical, easy-to-implement strategies for expanding and improving your garden or landscape.

Fort Fever Series: Lake Champlain’s Age of Steam
April 7, 2019 

Join Director of Academic Programs, Rich Strum, for a program about the age of steam on Lake Champlain. From the first steamer that plied the waters of Lake Champlain in 1809 to the Ticonderoga that ceased operation in 1953, dozens of steamers moved passengers and freight up and down the lake, connecting communities and bringing early tourists to the region.