Fort Ticonderoga will host a Scots Day Celebration, a celebration of Scottish history, heritage and culture, set for Saturday, June 18th.
Attendees will be able to explore Scottish clan tents to learn more about the rich ancestry and culture. Merchants selling kilts, crafts, and other gifts will join Scottish organizations from across the East coast to greet visitors with information on all aspects of their rich heritage.
Inside Fort Ticonderoga, visitors can discover the stories of Scottish soldiers in the British Army serving at Ticonderoga and North America though the campaigns of the 18th century. Musket demonstrations will highlight the equipment, clothing and tactics of the red-coated Scottish soldier, during the defining military campaigns that shaped North America.
Musical performances will include the Saint Andrews Pipe Band from Vermont and Fort Ticonderoga’s fifes and drums. The full day of activities include special guided tours, and a remembrance service on the Carillon Battlefield at the Memorial Cairn. Carillon boat cruises will carry visitors onto the water to explore the epic historic landscape and its strategic importance during the 18th-century.
Advance tickets can be purchased on Fort Ticonderoga’s website, or at the Admissions Booth upon arrival. For more information, visit Fort Ticonderoga’s website or call (518) 585-2821.
Photo of Scots Day Celebration at Fort Ticonderoga provided.
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