Living History Event: 1775 British Garrison

Date(s) - 02/15/2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fort Ticonderoga


The Living History Event is perfect for people who loves history and people in general. It will be held at Fort Ticonderoga on February 15 from 10:00 in the morning until 4:00 in the afternoon. The Living History Event: 1775 British Garrison will highlight the Bristish garrison and the people who helped Ticonderoga prepare for the upcoming war in 1775.

Be prepared to learn and be awed with the weapons, tactics, trades, and how the people were during peacetime at the fort. Highlighted programming throughout the day brings to life the routine of soldiers in the 26th Regiment of Foot and their wives and families who made their homes inside the Fort Ticonderoga’s barracks. Weapons demonstrations will also teach you loading and firing as well as discuss what military traditions remained and what tactical innovations were standard on the eve of the Revolutionary War.

The event is not only for the history-lovers, but it also fits anyone in all age brackets. Kids will surely love the program “hands-on cannon for kids” as it lets them explore the original collection of cannon around the fort and identify what the numbers and symbols tell us about those cannon! Tour through the reconstructed Fort Ticonderoga of today and see what made this much-vaunted fortification so vulnerable to be captured by the Green Mountain Boys in the spring of 1775.

General admission is $12/person while free admission is offered to Fort Ticonderoga Members & Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass Holders.