Enjoy Virtual Events & Activities With Fort Ticonderoga
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. A great place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga offers educational programs, historic interpretation, demonstrations, exhibits and interactive, online resources throughout the year.
You can access educational content from home by visiting their Center for Digital History, which connects the historic grounds of Fort Ticonderoga to award-winning educational programs, accessible online. Take part in engaging, interactive programs, view thousands of museum artifacts, and watch dozens of videos to discover the powerful stories of the men and women who lived at Ticonderoga in the 18th century.
Throughout the month of March Fort Ticonderoga is offering a variety of fun, educational programs online to further their mission to preserve, educate, and provoke an active discussion about the past and its importance to present and future generations. Continue below for information on a some of these offerings.
Virtual Author Series: “The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox“
The Fort Ticonderoga Virtual Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history. In 1774, Henry Knox married a 17-year-old woman from a Tory family named Lucy Flucker. When the American Revolution broke out the following year, Knox joined the Continental Army and rose to command Washington’s artillery. Separated throughout much of the conflict, Lucy and Henry wrote constantly to one another. In The Revolutionary War Lives and Letters of Lucy and Henry Knox, author Phillip Hamilton, Professor of History at Christopher Newport University, examines not only how the couple experienced and coped with this momentous struggle, but he also explores how they worked together to preserve their family and relationship with one another.
Virtual Fort Fever Series: “Cadence and Clothing – Music Interpretation at Fort Ticonderoga”
The Fort Ticonderoga Fort Fever Series features presentations by Fort Ticonderoga staff. Get an inside look at the fifes and drums of Fort Ticonderoga and explore how they are leading the way in preserving our nation’s musical heritage. From period-specific song selection to authentically handcrafted instruments and eye-catching, hand-sewn uniforms, join Fort Ticonderoga Drum Major, Michael Edson to understand the vital role that regimental music plays in the interpretive programs at Fort Ticonderoga.
Join Fort Ticonderoga for back-to-back online programs to see American reinforcements streaming north in March of 1776 to support their stumbling army in Canada. Discover how veterans from a year on campaign and new recruits assembled hastily at Ticonderoga to face an American military crisis. Explore the logistics of an army in winter, as supplies arrive by horse and oxen. Watch as soldiers prepare cannons to be hauled north to Canada.