Homeschool Day At Fort Ticonderoga

Fort Ticonderoga's next Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents will be on Friday, September 6, 2013, from 9:30am-5:00pm. Homeschool families will have an opportunity to take part in a series of programs while learning about life on the colonial frontier during the early days of the French & Indian War.
During the day students can learn about the French troops who came to Ticonderoga in the fall of 1755 to begin construction of Fort Carillon. Interacting with these French soldiers, students can ask about the life of an 18th-century soldier. What did he eat? Where did he sleep? What did he wear? Where did his clothes come from?
Throughout the day homeschool families can explore the Fort and museum exhibitions. They can take guided tours, learning about the Fort's history, and observe musket demonstrations. They can visit the historic trades shop, where shoes and clothing are produced by the Fort staff, and learn about the global economy of the 1700s.

In addition, special programs for homeschool groups take place in the historic trades shop at 10:30am, 12:30pm, and 2:30pm. Programs at 12:00pm and 1:00pm illustrate the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared. Students in grades 6-12 can learn about how to be a part of the National History Day program at 11:30am.

In the King's Garden, students can participate in the "Lady Bug Investigators" program at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm, and take part in the self-guided activity "Watercolors in the Garden" from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In addition, Fort Ticonderoga's Heroic Corn Maze will be open for homeschool families from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

To register your homeschool students to participate, please call Nancy LaVallie, Group Tour Coordinator at Fort Ticonderoga at 518-585-2821. The cost is $6 per student. One parent per family is admitted free of charge. Additional adults pay the adult group rate of $12.