Fort Ticonderoga will host a one-day living history event, looking back to the early days of the American Revolution when the Continental Army rushed supplies and soldiers north to Ticonderoga to try to save their campaign in Canada in the first year of the Revolution, set for Saturday, March 26th.
Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life this critical moment in the spring of 1776 as Lake Champlain melted and the fight to the north heated up.
Attendees will be able to see the arrival of newly enlisted soldiers as they pause at Ticonderoga along their march; watch as oxen move with impressive power through mud and snow, dragging sleds of supplies and hauling timber to carpenters; lend a hand as soldiers continue the unending task of cutting firewood to heat the barracks and cook up rations; examine the process of creating and crating up ammunition with artillerymen working in their laboratory; discover the dire needs of the army to the north as soldiers unload and repack provisions onto sleds for the besiegers of Quebec; try their hand at reefing and caulking as bateaux are prepared for the thawing of the rivers and lakes, merely weeks away; and explore Fort Ticonderoga as soldiers and artisans diligently work to keep the American cause alive.
Appropriate footwear for undetermined weather conditions is highly recommended.
This program will take place from 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is $13 for the public and free to Fort Ticonderoga Members, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under. For the full event schedule, visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website.
Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga’s Living History Event provided.
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