Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A Flash of Guns by Night at Fort Ticonderoga

Guns by NightFort Ticonderoga is offering an evening 90-minute tour and demonstration of 18th-century guns – a chance to experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire at night.

“Learn how these great guns were used to attack and defend the Fort during the French and Indian War and made it such an important prize in the American Revolution,” Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga’s Senior Director of Interpretation, said in announcing the tours. “Guns by Night concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else!”

The Guns by Night tours take place on Thursday evenings at 8 pm through the end of August. The cost is $35 per person and advanced registration is required.

In addition to the Guns by Night tour, Fort Ticonderoga is also offering several other specialty tours this summer. Visitors can enlist in the Continental Army during the To Act as One United Body tour; discover the Sunsets and Secrets in the 1826 Historic Pavilion house tour; examine and handle original 18th-century weapons during the Beyond Bullets and Blades tour; and discover the first hammer blows of French soldiers in the Beneath Fortress Walls tour.

Advanced reservations are required. To learn more about our specialty tours call 518-585-2821 or visit, click on the “Visit” tab and select “Behind the Scenes and Special Tours.”

Photo of museum staff firing muskets at one of the 2014 Guns by Night programs provided.

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