Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

Fort Ticonderoga, New York - Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold, captured the fort on May 10, 1775. The capture stalled a planned British invasion from Canada and also enabled American troops to invade Canada themselves. The British recaptured the fort in 1777 but abandoned it in 1780.

Revolutionary War historic sites.  Saratoga and Fort Ticonderoga as well as other important Outlander sites are noted.

Revolutionary War historic sites. Saratoga and Fort Ticonderoga as well as other important Outlander sites are noted.

Fort Ticonderoga where Jamie, Claire and Young Ian find themselves stuck for a while.

Fort Ticonderoga where Jamie, Claire and Young Ian find themselves stuck for a while.

Originally constructed by the French between 1754 and 1757, the Fort Ticonderoga exists at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain; at the time of its original construction, Fort Ticonderoga controlled a river portage along the mouth of the La Chute River, giving it strategic importance during the 18th-century conflicts between England and France, and the American Revolution.

Originally constructed by the French between 1754 and 1757, the Fort Ticonderoga exists at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain; at the time of its original construction, Fort Ticonderoga controlled a river portage along the mouth of the La Chute River, giving it strategic importance during the 18th-century conflicts between England and France, and the American Revolution.

During the American Revolution Fort Ticonderoga was the scene of America's first major victory in its struggle for independence and the United States' northern stronghold protecting New York and New England from British invasion from Canada.     http://www.fortticonderoga.org/

During the American Revolution Fort Ticonderoga was the scene of America's first major victory in its struggle for independence and the United States' northern stronghold protecting New York and New England from British invasion from Canada. http://www.fortticonderoga.org/

Fort Ticonderoga is one of the most significant and oldest historical fort in North America. We offer more than a hundred exciting and unique events each year and great family vacation ideas, war re-enactments & day trips in New York. To know more about things to do in the Lake George, visit our website today!

Fort Ticonderoga is one of the most significant and oldest historical fort in North America. We offer more than a hundred exciting and unique events each year and great family vacation ideas, war re-enactments & day trips in New York. To know more about things to do in the Lake George, visit our website today!

Gen. John Burgoyne - “Gentleman Johnny”, a British general and playwright. In 1777. He was at the head of the British dispatched for the invasion of the colonies from Canada. In this disastrous expedition, he gained possession of Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Edward for which he was made a lieutenant-general. At Saratoga he was hemmed in by a superior force led by Horatio Gates. On Oct. 17, 1777, his troops, laid down their arms. The success was the greatest the colonists had yet enjoyed.

Gen. John Burgoyne - “Gentleman Johnny”, a British general and playwright. In 1777. He was at the head of the British dispatched for the invasion of the colonies from Canada. In this disastrous expedition, he gained possession of Fort Ticonderoga and Fort Edward for which he was made a lieutenant-general. At Saratoga he was hemmed in by a superior force led by Horatio Gates. On Oct. 17, 1777, his troops, laid down their arms. The success was the greatest the colonists had yet enjoyed.

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