Memorial Day at Fort Ticonderoga
Honor American Armed Forces at America’s Fort!
Special Memorial Day Event Scheduled for May 27
Join Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day, May 27, to salute the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. Parade into Fort Ticonderoga behind the Fife and Drum Corps during a special program at 11 am, and step back in time to meet the soldiers of the American Revolution. Experience all aspects of the life of the Continental Army soldier in 1775, from their weapons to their rations, and learn about what they believed would come from their sacrifice. A 10% general admissions discount will be given to active duty military members with proof of service. For more information visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/re-enactors/memorial_day or call 518-585-2821.
“See Fort Ticonderoga at the beginning of the American Revolution in 1775; a hive of activity as citizens turned soldiers take up pick and ax, hammer and saw to rebuild this old French Fort from the French and Indian war,” said Stuart Lilie, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Interpretation. “All day long watch these new soldiers in the Continental Army ply their civilian trades to help build this military outpost. See horse power in action as lumber, firewood, and military stores move in and out of Fort Ticonderoga, and hear the report of gunpowder as soldiers test cannon barrels and practice their gunnery.”
Memorial Day Event Highlights:
9:30 am - Fort Opens to Visitors
10:15 am, 1:15 pm, and 3:45 pm - Guided Tour
Learn how Fort Ticonderoga, known as the Key to the Continent, was an American bulwark for independence.
11 am - Salute to the Soldiers
In this hour long presentation enjoy Fife and Drum music, both patriotic and 18th century tunes. Hear the roar of musketry as Fort Ticonderoga salutes the sacrifice of soldiers who fought both at Ticonderoga and around the world for the United States. Hear the words of the soldiers of the American Revolution as they described their reasons for serving in the birth of this nation.
11:30 am and 2:30 pm - Garden & Grounds Tour
Discover this soldier’s garden turned colonial revival garden in the memory of the soldiers that fought and died at Fort Ticonderoga.
2 pm - Cannon Demonstration
Explore how the guns of Ticonderoga worked and discover how American soldiers used these vital guns in defense of our fledgling nation.