TICONDEROGA - Fort Ticonderoga took visitors back in time June 26 and 27 as it hosted its annual Grand Encampment.
The weekend featured more than 700 re-enactors; an 18th Century market with 30 sutlers selling period wares and food; on-going demonstrations of military, civilian and American-Indian camp life including cooking, weapons demonstrations, children's activities and more; 18th Century trades including blacksmithing, woodworking and papermaking; and battle recreations.
Participants portrayed the French, British, Provincial and American-Indian forces of the French & Indian War.
Fort Ticonderoga was a significant site in the struggle for America. Built by the French in 1755 on the strategic peninsula where the waters from Lake George flow into in Lake Champlain, it served as the strategic key to the continent.