March to the “Old French Lines” where French soldiers entrenched themselves during the epic Battle of Carillon on July 8, 1758. The Battle of Carillon would prove to be France’s greatest victory of the French & Indian War, which sealed Fort Ticonderoga’s legacy around the Atlantic World.
In addition to the daily itinerary:
11:00 a.m. Musket Demonstration
Discover the muskets of French soldiers and artillerymen and how they worked together to hold their ground on July 8, 1758.
11:30 a.m. Battle of Carillon Commemoration
(Begins at Large American Flag)
March behind British and French soldiers to the Carillon battlefield to lay wreaths in remembrance of this immense battle.
12:00 p.m. Carillon Battlefield Tour
(Begins at the Black Watch Cairn)
Tour the real Carillon Battlefield with a soldier of the Black Watch, whose legendary sacrifice charging the French lines helped immortalize the battle worldwide. The Carillon Battlefield at Fort Ticonderoga preserves the largest series of untouched 18th-century earthworks surviving in North America.