TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Fort Ticonderoga will remember the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers paid the ultimate price for freedom. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it rebuilt itself at Ticonderoga to defend liberty during living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend, May 25-27.
“Join a hive of activity as citizens turned soldiers build extensive lines of defenses across the Ticonderoga peninsula and beyond to try to secure this vital stronghold from the British. Throughout the weekend, visitors will witness the labor of liberty as soldiers from the Continental Army bring to life this defining story through military drill, historic trades, and fatigue duties such as carpentry,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.
On Sunday and Monday, guests can experience narrated scenic boat tours aboard the Carillon and sail the same shores of Lake Champlain that American sailors did in 1777.
Fort Ticonderoga will hold a solemn ceremony on Memorial Day at 11 a.m. to remember fallen American soldiers.
A full line-up of activities and programs offered throughout the weekend include daily tours in the fort, King’s Garden, and museum exhibition spaces; historic trades programs; ongoing living history programs; thrilling weapons demonstrations; the Mount Defiance experience; and the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail. A full schedule can be found at www.fortticonderoga.org.
A 10% general admissions discount will be given to active duty military members with proof of service for this special weekend event.
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.