Ticonderoga British and American Armies will once again fight for control of Fort Ticonderoga during the “Struggle for Liberty.”
The re-enactment will take place Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at the fort.
“Experience a court martial proceeding, thrill at cannon demonstrations, and be part of the story as visitors are immersed in a skirmish each day, following the commands of the Continental officers leading on horseback,” Beth Hill, Fort Ti executive director, said. “Visitors can purchase wares from period merchants and worship in an 18th-century Divine Service Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.”
The “Struggle for Liberty” re-enactment focuses on the fall of 1776 at Fort Ticonderoga.
Throughout the weekend, Fort Ticonderoga will have re-enactors portraying the Continental Army in 1776 camped in and around the fort walls. Visitors can experience the life of the soldiers and loyalists of the British advanced guard in their camp adjacent to the King’s Garden, the site of Fort Ticonderoga’s 18th-century Garrison Garden.
“Visitors will be immersed along side the staff of the Continental Army as they send patrols of men to find the advancing British Army,” Hill said. “Continental officers will discuss the American strategy in 1776, as visitors explore the immense efforts to rebuild the American Army.”
The schedule each day includes: troop inspection at 10 a.m., deployment of American and British patrols at 10:30 a.m., an artillery demonstration at 11:30 a.m., a British court martial at noon, a skirmish at 1:30 p.m., a Northern Army program at 3 p.m. and a musket demonstration at 3:30 p.m.
Saturday’s events will also include a presentation by author James Nelson on “With Fire & Sword, Bunker Hill and the Beginning of the American Revolution” as well as a program on sutlers at 4 p.m.
Sunday’s events will also include the Divine Service at 9:30 a.m. on the fort parade ground and a presentation by author, Williard Stearne Randall on “Ethan Allen, a Life” at 11:30 a.m.