Fort Ticonderoga has announced their next Winter Quarters living history event, Preparing for the Coming Campaign has been set for Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event will bring to life the story of American soldiers at Ticonderoga in the year 1777 as they prepare for a British attack.
A featured one-day display will highlight tools recovered from the historic landscape. These tools were used by soldiers to cut, chisel, file, crack, break, and dig to create the fortifications that defined the warfare of the 18th century. Fort Ticonderoga holds one of the largest collections of its kind in North America.
A full day of programs includes guided tours, weapons demonstrations, and interactive historic trade programs. Discover the importance of chocolate for American soldiers and camp followers at Ticonderoga and enjoy a sample of colonial chocolate.
From now through April, visitors are invited to attend living history events, seminars, specialty programs, and hands-on workshops, and have the opportunity to explore Fort Ticonderoga during what was traditionally the “Winter Quarters” season for armies of the 18th century.
Fort Ticonderoga is located at 102 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga. For more information, visit their website or call (518) 585-2821.
Photo of Preparing for the Coming Campaign reenactment provided by Fort Ticonderoga.
A version of this article first appeared on the Adirondack Almanack.