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2013 events at Fort Ticonderoga

September 11, 2013
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

(Special events calendar is subject to change.

Call 518-585-2821 to confirm event dates.)

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Admission

Adults: $17.50

Seniors: (62 & above) $14

Children: (5-12) $8

Children: (4 & under) Free

Advanced reservations required for groups of 10 or more. Call 518-585-2821 for group rates or visit www.FortTiconderoga.org.

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May 17 to Oct. 20

Open for the Season

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Spring Plant Sale in the Kings's Garden

May 18

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Just in time for spring planting, the King's Garden will hold its annual pre-season plant sale. Enjoy the first blooms of the season while browsing the many perennials available within the garden walls. Staff and volunteers will be on-hand to answer questions and dig your selections!

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17th Annual Open Epee Competition

May 25 (time TBA)

Co-Sponsored by the Middlebury Fencing Club. Rain date of Sunday May 26.

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The King's Garden Opens for the Season

May 25

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tour the restored 1920's Colonial Revival King's Garden, the site of the original Fort Garrison Garden. The King's Garden celebrates the Pell family's commitment to preservation and agriculture at Fort Ticonderoga for nearly two centuries.

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Memorial Day at Fort Ticonderoga

May 27

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort Ticonderoga on Memorial Day to salute the service of the armed forces of the United States on the very grounds where so many American soldiers fought and sacrificed. March to the beat of Fort Ticonderoga's Fife and Drum Corps and step back in time to look at the soldiers of the American Revolution.

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Planning & Planting the Medical Herb Garden

June 4 (rain date June 5)

2:30 to 4 p.m.

Join local herbalist Nancy Scarzello for a hands-on demo as we plan and plant our herb garden for this year's growing season. Cost: $20 includes instruction, site admission from 2 pm, handouts and take-home plants. Friends' members - $15. Advance reservation required.

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5th Annual Scots Day

June 5

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tour the Scottish Clan tents and vendors to discover more about your own connection to Scottish culture, and explore the stories of centuries of Scottish soldiers in the British Army through a military timeline offered throughout the day.

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The Place Between the Great Waters

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and

Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27

Gates open at 6 p.m.; tour begins at 6:30 p.m.

See Fort Ticonderoga the way two generations of soldiers saw this lakeside citadel.

Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine event.

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Pavilion Exploration Tours

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30;

Aug. 6, 13 and 27

11 a.m.

For the first time ever, join Fort staff for a rare look at the Pavilion from the inside! The Pavilion was built in 1826 by William Ferris Pell.

Price is $35 per person plus cost of general admission. Your receipt acts as your reservation for the tour and must be presented to the tour leader at the beginning of the tour.

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Fort Ticonderoga's Garrison Ghost Tours

July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31; and Aug. 7, 14 and 28

The entrance gate will open at 7:30 p.m. and the tour will begin promptly at 8 p.m.

Visit Fort Ticonderoga by night and venture into the darkness to learn about the unexplained experiences reported by staff and visitors over the past century and decide for yourself if they are connected to the Fort's remarkable past.

Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person. All sales are final.

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Guns By Night

July 4, 11, 18 and 25; Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

The entrance gate will open at 7:30 p.m. and the tour will begin promptly at 8 p.m.

Experience the flash of musketry and roar of cannon fire by night in this unique 90-minute tour of and demonstration of 18th-century guns, big and small!

The tour concludes with a dramatic nighttime demonstration of weapons that you will not see anywhere else.

Limited space and advanced reservations required. $35 per person.

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History Beneath the Walls

July 11, 18 and 25

1 p.m.

Join Fort Ticonderoga's curator, Christopher Fox, for "History Beneath the Walls," a new in-depth exploration of Fort Ticonderoga's hidden past to see remarkably preserved evidence of the Fort's original structures and catch a glimpse at some of the systems that keeps the Fort running today.

Price is $35 per person plus cost of general admission.

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Independence Day at Fort Ticondeoga

July 4 to 7

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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Battle of Carillon Commemoration

July 8

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stand on the very ground where the epic Battle of Carillon took place on July 8, 1758. Join Fort Ticonderoga's Fife and Drum Corps to lay wreaths and remember those men who fell in the climactic 1758 Battle of Carillon.

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Garden Party

July 14 (time TBA)

Enjoy the King's Garden in its full beauty.Live music, food and good company within the walls of the King's Garden guarantee a magical afternoon. Advanced reservations are required.

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Montcalm's Cross, 1758 Battle of Carillon Battle Reenactment

July 20-21

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In this exciting 2-day battle re-enactment, watch as re-enactors recreate the skirmish that lead to the death of Lord Howe. Hear the roar of French musketry from the French lines as the British and Provincial soldiers attempt to assault its walls.

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Annual Fife and Drum Corps Muster

July 27

9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Experience martial music at its best at America's Fort! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs.

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America's Fort Clambake

July 27

4 to 7 p.m.

Join us for an afternoon of delicious food, fun, and music for the whole family at the Fort's annual Clambake! Our first Clambake, held in 1908, announced the initiative to restore Fort Ticonderoga. We have come a long way in the past 105 years!

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Midsummer Gala

Aug. 3

Come celebrate Fort Ticonderoga's historic legacy at this gala dinner! Set within the majestic walls of the Fort, enjoy music, fabulous food, friends and a silent auction. Formal attire is encouraged. All proceeds support Fort Ticonderoga.

Conference on Lake George and Lake Champlain

Aug. 10-11

This weekend conference focuses on the history, geography, culture, ecology, and current issues related to Lake George and Lake Champlain. Advanced reservations required.

For further details or to make a reservation contact Rich Strum, Director of Education at 518-585-6370 or RStrum@fort-ticonderoga.org

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Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Maze: A Corn Maze Adventure - Open for the season

Aug. 15 to Oct. 20

Explore our six-acre corn maze designed especially for Fort Ticonderoga! Visitors will find clues connected to our story as they find their way through the maze.

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Fort Ticonderoga Heroic Corn Maze Adventure: Maze by Moonlight

Aug. 20

8 to 11 p.m.

Explore the 6-acre corn maze using your flashlight as a guide and under the light of the full moon.

The mysteries of the night surround you as you search for hidden stations in the maze to complete our Archeology Quest in the Corn game!

Cost is $10 per person.

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Homeschool Day at Fort Ticonderoga

Sept. 6

Homeschool groups are invited to join us for a day exclusively reserved for them. Spend a day at Fort Ticonderoga and take part in a series of programs designed for homeschool families.

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Harvesting & Preserving the Bounty of the Herb Garden

Sept. 10 (Rain date Sept. 11)

2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The gardens are lush and full, but now what to do with it all? Join herbalist Nancy Scarzello in this hands-on class where we'll learn the best ways to prepare roots, leaves and flowers for drying, freezing, and preserving for teas and seasonings all winter.

Cost: $20 includes instruction, site admission from 2 pm, handouts and take-home items.

riends' members - $15. Advance reservation required.

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Brown's Raid Re-enactment

Sept. 14-15

With General John Burgoyne's Army south at Saratoga in September of 1777, march with Colonel

John Brown and his militia men as they raid Ticonderoga, releasing prisoners, capturing supplies, and even turning British Cannons on the terrified British and German garrison of Ticonderoga. In this two day battle re-enactment, experience this determined American raid on this British outpost in an old French fort!

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Tenth Annual Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the

American Revolution

Sept. 20 to 22

This weekend seminar focuses on the military, political, and social history of the American War for Independence.

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Fort Ticonderoga Heroic Corn Maze Adventure Maze by Moonlight

Sept. 21

8 to 11 p.m.

Explore the 6-acre corn maze using your flashlight as a guide and under the light of the full moon.

Admission is $10 per person.

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Heritage Harvest

and Horse Festival

Sept. 28

Bring the whole family to the Heritage, Harvest & Horse Festival for a full day of autumn fun!

Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses; take part in family-fun activities including sack races; and explore the splendor of the King's Garden at the harvest market.

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Grapevine Wreath Workshop

Oct. 1

2 to 4 p.m.

Learn to make a classic grapevine wreath from locally harvested materials with designer, Betty Rettig. After fashioning a wreath, learn tips for using natural and dried materials to create a wreath that suits your personal style.

Participants are encouraged to bring decorating items they would like to incorporate in their wreaths though many will be provided.

Cost: $20 includes instruction, site admission from 1:30 p.m., and materials. Friends' members - $15. Advance reservation required.

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Garrison Ghost Tours

Oct. 18 and 25

Site opens at 7:30 p.m., tour at 8 p.m.

Spend an intimate evening exploring Fort Ticonderoga's past as our museum staff guides you

through the Fort recounting the many unexplained events experience by staff and visitors over the pass 100 years.

Tour duration is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. Advanced reservations are required - $25 per person Tour limited to 25 persons. This tour is not handicap accessible or appropriate for those who have difficulty walking. All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. This is a rain or shine event.

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Fort Ticonderoga Heroic Corn Maze Adventure

Oct. 19

7 to 10 p.m.

Explore the 6-acre corn maze using your flashlight as a guide and under the light of the full moon.

The mysteries of the night surround you as you search for hidden stations in the maze to complete our Archeology Quest in the Corn game!

Admission is $10 per person.

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"Treats Without Tricks"

Family Costume Parade & Corn Maze Candy Quest

Oct. 26

3 to 6 p.m.

Don your costume and join in the colorful costume parade, plus search for treats hidden in the 6-acre Heroic Corn Maze!

This non-scary experience features costume prizes for adults and children, sweet treats and more.

Admission is $10 per adult; $5 per child. Children 2 years of age and under are free.

 
 

 

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