Celebrate America on the very ground where soldiers served to secure Independence! Meet soldiers of the Continental Army Northern Department as they appeared when the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. See how the demoralized, tattered Northern Army began rebuilding after a disastrous retreat from Canada. Discover the smallpox outbreak that threatened to destroy the Northern Army, and the surgeon's tools and treatments. Explore family programs that highlight the fight for liberty and listen to patriotic music performed by Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife and Drum Corps. Be in the moment at Fort Ticonderoga as America began to take shape!