2019 Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment
Experience the Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment on September 14-15, 2019 at Historic Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, New York. Join thousands of visitors and more than 700 reenactors for an exciting two-day battle reenactment highlighting the epic 1777 Brown’s Raid! An attack led by patriot Colonel John Brown will take British troops garrisoning Fort Ticonderoga by surprise during the upcoming real-life action adventure at Fort Ticonderoga.
Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment
Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment will be a busy weekend of programs and demonstrations. Military activities include demonstrations of artillery firing, inspection of troops, and musket drill and firing. Fort Ticonderoga guests will step into the moment in 1777 in the American camp and British Fort and be an eyewitness to the command discussions and decisions during this must-experience weekend event.
Programming throughout the weekend brings to life the attempt to recapture the strategic fortification. Explore the Royal Navy’s role in the attack and experience the battle from a completely new angle on Lake Champlain aboard tour boat Carillon. Meet the larger-than-life characters that undertook this daring raid during special programs in the British-held fort and the American camps. Atop Mount Defiance, meet the guard of rangers who had attacked British-held Fort Ticonderoga with their own cannon.
Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment lets visitors follow the American raid on the fort as it unfolds across the landscape and explore the mechanics and weapons of this daring attack through living history demonstrations. This major battle re-enactment and living history weekend will recreate what has become known as Brown’s Raid. The battle re-enactment will take place each day at 1:30 p.m. when the raiders will rush forward against the British held lines.
Special events, such as the Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment, are included in the general admission ticket of Fort Ticonderoga.
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Saturday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
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About Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid
Out of the hazy twilight before dawn on September 18th, 1777 rushed Colonel John Brown’s men, catching the British and Brunswick garrison around Fort Ticonderoga completely by surprise. John Brown, no stranger to dangerous missions, helped engineer the first capture of Ticonderoga in 1775. With the stakes all the higher, he would test his luck again. As General Gates prepared to stop the British advance on Albany, he ordered General Lincoln to divide, divert, and harass General Burgoyne’s supply lines back to Canada. Colonel Brown chose his men carefully, allowed first pick of the ragtag patriot force assembled by General Lincoln at Pawlet, Vermont. Massachusetts and Vermont militia men would get their chance to strike a major blow against General Burgoyne’s attack to divide the colonies. Steadying them would be regulars from Colonel Warner’s regiment of Vermonters. Out front, Vermont rangers were to lead the way. Leading the rangers was, Captain Benjamin Whitcomb, a ranger so skilled in his craft he was a wanted man to the British Army.
Rushing down into the LeChute river valley from Lake George landing, Brown’s men captured 330 British prisoners and set 118 American POWs free. Dawn at Fort Ticonderoga would see British Cannons atop Mount Defiance, which forced the American’s to flee that summer, turned on the British garrison itself. British soldiers awoke to the sight of a Brunswick soldier cut in half by a British cannon ball fired by Brown’s men from the summit of that hill. Rearmed with captured British weapons, American POWs got a chance to settle their score shoulder to shoulder with Brown’s militia, regulars, and rangers. Destroying supplies, and livestock, capturing boats, guns, and cannons, Colonel John Brown’s raiders disappeared back up Lake George, jumping into the pages of history.
Mark you calendar today so you won’t miss the Fort Ticonderoga Browns Raid Reenactment in September at Historic Fort Ticonderoga in Ticonderoga, New York.
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