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Fort Ticonderoga to mark Independence Day

Program to highlight 1775

Ticonderoga marks the Fourth of July with one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the region. What was it like in 1775, a year before the United States broke free of England? Fort Ticonderoga will try to answer that question with activities this July 4th.

Ticonderoga marks the Fourth of July with one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in the region. What was it like in 1775, a year before the United States broke free of England? Fort Ticonderoga will try to answer that question with activities this July 4th.

— There will be tours of the King’s Garden at noon and 3 p.m. People will have an opportunity to see the colonial revival garden and learn about the Ticonderoga landscape in 1775.

There will be concert by the fife and drum corps at 12:30 p.m. featuring favorite tunes from the American Revolution.

Soldiers of 1775 will discuss their service and ideas about independence at 12:45 and 3 p.m. in the soldier’s barracks and officer’s barracks.

At 4:30 p.m. the day’s events will conclude with the “Striking of the Colors.” An armed honor guard will lower the flag.

For more details visit www.fortticonderoga.org or call 585-2821.

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