Scots Day 2024 PRTiconderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga invites you to explore Scottish history, heritage, and culture during our daylong Scots Day celebration on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Discover the heroic stories of Scottish soldiers in the British Army serving at Ticonderoga and North America though the campaigns of the 18th century. Thrill at musket demonstrations that highlight the equipment, clothing, and tactics of the red-coated Scottish soldier, during the defining military campaigns that shaped North America.

Merchants selling kilts, crafts, and other gifts will join Scottish organizations from across the East Coast to greet visitors with information on all aspects of their rich heritage.

A special tour at 2:30pm will highlight Fort Ticonderoga’s connection with the popular Outlander TV series. During the tour, discover the truth behind the drama and the real story of the 1777 Siege of Ticonderoga. Explore myths about this exciting battle and its connections to both Scottish history and the timelines of this popular show.

Lively performances include Vermont Highland Dance, the Leatherstocking District Pipe Band, and the Fifes and Drums of Fort Ticonderoga. The full day of activities includes special guided tours and a remembrance service on the Carillon Battlefield at the Memorial Cairn. Carillon boat cruises will carry visitors onto the water to explore the epic historic landscape and its strategic importance during the 18th century.

“We are thrilled to host this popular cultural event,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. “Fort Ticonderoga has an enduring connection with Scottish history and culture. The Black Watch, or 42nd Highland Regiment, sealed their reputation at Ticonderoga during the Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758. The regiment suffered more than 50% casualties during their assault on the right of the French Lines as part of the British attack. Ticonderoga has remained a legendary battle honor within the regiment’s history.”

To learn more about the event, purchase tickets, and see the full schedule and participating vendors and clans, visit or call 518-585-2821. 

This event is made possible, in part, by the Essex County Arts Council’s Cultural Assistance Program Grant with funding provided by Essex County.

About Fort Ticonderoga:

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga is a major cultural destination, museum, historic site, and center for learning. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about North America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually. Presenting vibrant programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits, Fort Ticonderoga and is open for daily visitation May through October and special programs during Winter Quarters, November through April. Fort Ticonderoga is owned by The Fort Ticonderoga Association, a 501c3 non-profit educational organization, and is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. To view Fort Ticonderoga’s electronic press kit, click here. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2024 All Rights Reserved.

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