Fort Ticonderoga has announced a one-day living history event on Saturday, February 17th, looking at British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence.
This Living History event will feature the weapons, tactics, trades, and people during peacetime at the fort.
Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the routine of soldiers in the 26th Foot and their wives and families who made their homes inside Fort Ticonderoga’s barracks. Weapons demonstrations will go beyond loading and firing, and discuss what military traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Tour through the reconstructed Fort Ticonderoga of today and see what made this fortification so vulnerable to be captured by the Green Mountain Boys in the spring of 1775.
Admission to the event is $12 for the general public and free to Fort Ticonderoga Members, Ambassador Pass holders, and children age four and under. For the full event schedule, click here.
Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. For more information, call (518) 585-2821 or visit their website.
Photo courtesy Fort Ticonderoga.