Ticonderoga A century-old tradition will continue when Fort Ticonderoga hosts its annual clambake.
“America’s Fort Clambake” will be held Saturday, July 27, 3 to 6 p.m. It will be followed by a fife & drums corps concert at 7 p.m.
“Bring your whole family to Fort Ticonderoga for a celebration of America’s Fort and enjoy a fun afternoon filled with delicious food, family fun and patriotic music set against the backdrop of the imposing walls of Fort Ticonderoga and the majestic Lake Champlain-Adirondack beauty,” Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO said.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $22 for children age 10 and younger. Tickets for just the concert can be purchased for $10 at the gate.
Clambake tickets are available at Fort Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 585-2821 for more information or visit www.fortticonderoga.
The menu will include marinated chicken, grilled hamburgers and cheeseburgers, rolls, old fashioned red bliss potato salad, coleslaw, old fashioned baked beans, corn on the cob, steamed clams with fresh drawn butter, and clam chowder. Desserts and beverages will be included and a cash bar will be available.
“‘America’s Fort Clambake’ is a wonderful way to taste the tradition at Fort Ticonderoga,” Hill said. “The fort’s first clambake was held on Sept. 2, 1908, and hosted by the Ticonderoga Historical Society to arouse interest in a campaign to have the federal government purchase the Fort Ticonderoga garrison grounds from the Pell family. It was at this event that the museum founders, Stephen H.P. Pell, and later his wife, Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell, became interested in the fort’s monumental restoration, America’s earliest restoration of its kind.”
That same day Fort Ticonderoga will host its annual Fife & Drum Corps Muster. It will featured patriotic music throughout the day performed by fife and drum corps from across the country. Many Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps alumni will participate in the performances.
The Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps is one of America’s first commemorative fife and drum corps. It was formed in 1926 to celebrate the 150th commemoration of the American Revolution.
All event proceeds support Fort Ticonderoga, an independent, non-profit educational organization.
Honorary chairpeople for “America’s Fort Clambake” are Ray and Robin Thatcher. Sponsors for the clambake and concert include: Glens Falls National Bank, Amtrak, Pepsi, International Paper, Best Western Plus, Bridge Point Communications, McDonalds, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Wind Chill Factory, The Sagamore and Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.