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Stories of the Revolution: Fort Ticonderoga Dec. 16

Fort Ticonderoga will present a one-day living history event on Saturday, Dec. 16. Photo provided. Fort Ticonderoga will present a one-day living history event on Saturday, Dec. 16. Photo provided.

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga will present a one-day living history event on Saturday, Dec. 16, which will bring to life Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation of 1776. 

Attendees may stand inside Fort Ticonderoga on the very spot where Henry Knox began his Noble Train of Artillery.

Highlighted programming throughout the day will immerse visitors in the daily life of December 1775 at Ticonderoga. Join in with soldiers who work as carpenters to build new bunks. See horsepower, ox-power, and manpower in action as they move, test, and load cannon. Discover how testing the cannon was vital for weapons destined for the siege of Boston. Learn about the science of gunnery, preserved in Fort Ticonderoga’s massive cannon collection and archives. Explore the simple luxuries enjoyed by American Continental Officers and learn more about what they ate, where they slept, and other details of daily life.

The event is free to Ticonderoga Ambassador Pass holders and Fort Ticonderoga Members, with no reservations required. Tickets for the general public can be purchased online in advance at www.fortticonderoga.org or upon arrival.

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