Fort Ticonderoga will present a one-day living history event on Saturday, December 4th to highlight Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Crown Point and Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation of 1776.
Highlighted programming throughout the day will immerse visitors in the daily life of December 1775 at Ticonderoga.
Attendees will be able to watch as soldiers work as carpenters to build new bunks, see horsepower, ox-power, and manpower in action to move, test, and load cannon and learn how this process was vital for weapons destined for the siege of Boston, examine the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon and manuscript collection, step inside the quarters of an American officer at Fort Ticonderoga and learn of the luxuries within, and stand inside Fort Ticonderoga on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.
From now through April, Fort Ticonderoga will host living history events, insightful seminars, specialty programs, and hands-on workshops, providing guests the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.
For more information, visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website or call (518) 585-2821.
Photo of Noble Train Begins Living History Event at Fort Ticonderoga provided.