Fort Ticonderoga has opened for the season with interactive programs, museum exhibits, boat tours aboard the Carillon, living history events, special programs, lush gardens, Mount Defiance tours, hands-on family activities, hiking trails, and more.
Virtual programs will compliment Fort Ticonderoga’s on-site experience, including the May 8th-9th living history event No Quarter, which will recreate America’s First Victory of the Revolution, May 10th, 1775.
Upcoming Digital Campaign Events include:
Virtual Tour of Hand’s Cove on Saturday, May 8th at 11 am. Join Fort Ticonderoga live at Hand’s Cove on the Vermont shore of Lake Champlain. Attendees will discover the long road from Cambridge and Hartford to this quiet inlet on the Lake’s shore, as well as see the key landmarks that surrounded this cove as Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys made the final decisions and preparations to row for Fort Ticonderoga.
The Green Mountain Boys Land at Willow Point on Saturday, May 8th at 5:45 pm. Attendees will watch live the last boat ferrying the Green Mountain Boys land on the New York shore of Lake Champlain. Instructors will talk about the key characters in America’s First Victory and the challenges they faced capturing this British-held fort.
No Quarter! on Saturday, May 8th at 8 pm. Attendees will view the beginning moments of America’s first victory as the Green Mountain Boys rush out of the night with a cacophony of savage screams and the war cry of “No Quarter!”
The British Guard Arrives on Sunday, May 9th at 10 am. Timing was everything for British Lieutenant Arthur Wadman as he arrived at Fort Ticonderoga. Join Fort Ticonderoga live and see what happens to these British guards who marched unwittingly into a captured fort.
The Green Mountain Boys Arrive Again on Sunday, May 9th at 12:30 pm. Only 83 of the 220 Green Mountain Boys crossed Lake Champlain in time for its capture. This program will look at the rest of the Green Mountain Boys when they landed at Ticonderoga, along with the train of supplies to maintain them inside the newly captured fort.
Collections Speed Dating: Alonzo Chappel Painting on Thursday, May 13th at 1 pm. In this program, Fort Ticonderoga Curator, Dr. Matthew Keagle will look at a canvas in the museum’s collection visualizing the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, that remains one of the most influential, if flawed, reconstructions of this historic event.
From the Ground Up: Locks on Thursday, May 27th at 1 pm. In this program, attendees will learn about the archaeological locks soldiers and officers use to lock away military stores and their own personal possessions that were uncovered at Fort Ticonderoga during the early 20th century restoration in this newest episode of From the Ground Up.
Memorial Day Salute to the Soldiers on Monday, May 31st at 11 am. In this program, Fort Ticonderoga will remember the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed.
Painting of Alonzo Chappel courtesy Fort Ticonderoga.