Fort Ticonderoga will host Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents on Friday, September 10th, from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Visitors will be able to participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze.
This year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1774, a peaceful era of garrison life at Fort Ticonderoga under British Rule. Participate in engaging guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and museum exhibitions to discover the layers of history at Ticonderoga.
Attendees will be able to visit to the gardens to discover the elaborate and important duties soldiers endured while keeping peacetime soldiers fed, and find their way through towering stalks of corn by answering history clues in the new 2021 Heroic Corn Maze design from noon to 4 pm.
Programs will take place in the historic trades shops at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. A program at 10:30 am will illustrate the process of feeding the troops, as the mid-day meal is prepared.
The public can embark on a 75-minute narrated boat cruise aboard the Carillon, special for homeschool families at 10:30 am; and participate in an exclusive opportunity to see Fort Ticonderoga from a new perspective as they row across Lake Champlain in a reproduction 18th century bateau. Both of these programs require additional tickets that can be purchased at the tent in front of the Log House Welcome Center until 11am.
The cost is $6 per student, one free parent per family. Additional adults pay the group rate of $14. Tickets must be purchased day-of to receive this special rate. For more information, including a full schedule, visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website or call (518) 585-2821.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga Homeschool Day provided.