Fort Ticonderoga is set to host a living history event Saturday, February 16, 2019 about British garrison life in February 1775, three months before Ticonderoga was pulled into the American War of Independence.
Living history programs feature the weapons, trades, and home life of soldiers and families during peacetime at Ticonderoga.
A one-time only exhibit will highlight rare objects from the Fort Ticonderoga Museum collection that are a tangible reminder of the men and women that called Fort Ticonderoga home before the American Revolution.
Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the experience of soldiers in the 26th Regiment of Foot and their families who made their homes inside the Fort Ticonderoga barracks. Weapons demonstrations transport visitors to go beyond loading and firing and highlight the military traditions and tactical innovations that had become standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War. Visitors can learn about the activities of army women and meet skilled tradesmen drawn from the ranks.
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.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga British Garrison provided.