1774 His Majesty’s Garrison of Ticonderoga
Life in British North America on the Eve of the Revolutionary War
102 Fort Ti Road
Ticonderoga, NY 12883
Join Fort Ticonderoga for a lively one-day living history event on Saturday, January 13, 2024, to discover the peacetime garrison life for the British soldiers and their families that lived at Fort Ticonderoga.
Highlighted programming will recreate wintertime life for Fort Ticonderoga’s guard of British soldiers and their families, who made their homes inside the fort’s barracks.
- Witness the musket firing demonstration which will recreate the peacetime training of these soldiers from the 26th Regiment of Foot based on the actual General Orders for the British Army in North America.
- Watch a cannon demonstration showing how Fort Ticonderoga projected British power through its great guns, as political tensions increased in the American colonies.
- Delve into the process of creating healthy essentials such as brewing vitamin-packed spruce beer and boiling soap.
- See the sights and smell the aromas of the respectable dinner that soldiers and their families enjoyed together.
- Observe carpentry tools in action and discover the ongoing work to maintain and furnish the barracks hastily rebuilt after a fire in 1760.
- Explore the quarters of Captain William Delaplace and learn how he came to command Fort Ticonderoga and the ruins of Fort Crown Point by the end of 1773.
Appropriate footwear for undetermined winter weather conditions is highly recommended.
This event and all of Fort Ticonderoga Winter Quarters living history events are 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 or upon arrival.
Experience this exciting living history event as part of Fort Ticonderoga’s new schedule of programs during Winter Quarters season from now through April. Visitors will be immersed in a more intimate wintertime experience at Fort Ticonderoga with dramatic living history events, informative seminars, special programs, and hands-on historic trades workshops.