A Homeschool Day for homeschool students and their parents has been set for Friday, September 6, from 9:30 am to 5 pm, at Fort Ticonderoga.
Visitors can participate in interactive and immersive programs, visit museum exhibitions, and explore the historic site, including the King’s Garden, Carillon Battlefield Hiking Trail, and the Heroic Corn Maze. Other special opportunities will also be available during the “To Act as One United Body” program and aboard the Carillon tour boat.
New this year, Homeschool Day will feature the story of 1781 as participants discover the global struggle to control North America and France’s epic victory over the British at the French-held Fort Carillon, later named Ticonderoga.
Attendees can discover the beauty of the King’s Garden through watercolor painting, or help tend the vegetables and flowers, or find their way through the new 2019 Heroic Corn Maze design from noon to 4 pm.
Programs take place in the historic trades shops at 10:40 am, 12:40 pm, and 2:30 pm. A program at 12:00 pm illustrates the process of feeding the troops as the mid-day meal is prepared.
A 75-minute scenic narrated boat cruise aboard the tour boat Carillon, special for homeschool families, will begin at 10:30 am. The immersive “To Act as One United Body” program will begin at 12:30 pm and practice formation tactics, drills, and marches.
The full schedule is available on Fort Ticonderoga’s website. The cost is $6 per student, one free parent per family. Additional adults pay the group rate of $14. Pre-registration is not necessary. For questions, call (518) 585-2821.
Photo of Fort Ticonderoga Family Interactive Program provided.