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Fort Ticonderoga to hold special Memorial Day events

FORT TICONDEROGA, JUST across Lake Champlain from Shoreham, will hold special Memorial Day weekend events on May 29-30 to remember the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers paid the ultimate price for freedom. Re-enactors in 18th century uniforms will be on hand.

TICONDEROGA, N.Y. — Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it rebuilt itself at Ticonderoga to defend liberty during living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30.

“Join a hive of activity as citizens-turned-soldiers build extensive lines of defenses across the Ticonderoga peninsula and beyond to try to secure this vital stronghold from the British. Throughout the weekend, visitors will witness the labor of liberty as soldiers from the Continental Army bring to life this defining story through military drill, historic trades and fatigue duties such as carpentry,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.

Enjoy narrated scenic boat tours aboard the Carillon and sail the same shores of Lake Champlain that American soldiers and sailors did in 1777.

A full line-up of activities and programs offered throughout the weekend include daily tours in the fort, King’s Garden, and museum exhibition spaces; historic trades programs; ongoing living history programs; thrilling weapons demonstrations; the Mount Defiance experience; and the Carillon Battlefield hiking trail. A full schedule can be found at fortticonderoga.org.

A 10% general admissions discount will be given to active duty military members with proof of service for this weekend-long event.

Fort Ticonderoga will hold a solemn virtual ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday May 31, at 11 a.m. to remember fallen American soldiers. The ceremony can be accessed on the Fort Ticonderoga Facebook page.

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 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.

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