Ticonderoga, NY -- Fort Ticonderoga will present an exciting two-day battle reenactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid. Now 245 years later, guests will witness this real-life action adventure unfold, as patriot Colonel John Brown leads a surprise attack against British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga all weekend, September 17- 18. This battle reenactment weekend will recreate what has become known as Brown’s Raid, an action adventure story pulled straight from the pages of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Each day is different, as visitors experience the whole story of Brown’s Raid, with battle reenactments at 1:15 pm.
Follow the American raid on Ticonderoga as it unfolds across the landscape and explore the mechanics and weapons of this daring attack through living history demonstrations. On Saturday, visitors will experience the first moments of Colonel Brown’s attack, as they send the surprised British into chaos, reeling back towards their fortifications. Sunday, see the crescendo of firepower, as the British and Colonel Brown’s raiders trade musket and cannon shots. Don’t miss the battle briefing at 12:30 pm. each day to get the real story behind all the recreated action.
Highlighted programming throughout the weekend will bring to life the American raid on British-held Ticonderoga with all its exciting twists and turns. Discover the larger-than-life characters that undertook this daring raid during special programs in the British-held fort and the American camps. Explore the Royal Navy’s role in defending Ticonderoga from Lake Champlain aboard our tour boat, Carillon. Atop Mount Defiance, meet the guard of Vermont rangers who had attacked British-held Fort Ticonderoga with their own cannon.
“Brown’s Raid will be an epic weekend of story-telling on a grand scale, demonstrations of artillery firing; inspection of troops; and the human drama of this climactic campaign at Ticonderoga,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga president and CEO. “Guests will explore this incredible story on the water aboard the Carillon, or step into the moment in 1777 in the American camp and British fort to be an eyewitness to the common soldiers’ experience during this must-experience weekend event.”
Admission to Brown’s Raid is included in a Fort Ticonderoga general admission ticket. For the full event schedule and to learn more about the event, visit www.fortticonderoga.org.
About Fort Ticonderoga:
Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, the Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As a multi-day destination and the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Tickets are buy-one-day get the next day FREE. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts. © The Fort Ticonderoga Association. 2022 All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Photo credit Mark Morello, copyright Fort Ticonderoga.