Continental Soldier MJ Plumb

Your guide today is Joseph Plumb Martin.

Day 4: Fort Ticonderoga - Saratoga Battlefield  - Fishkill Depot Burial Ground - New Windsor, NY

Today we experience "America's Fort", Fort Ticonderoga, captured by Ethen Allen and Benedict Arnold in "Americas First Victory" and whose canons were transported to Boston by Henry Knox resulting in the British abandoning Boston. We will tour the fort with an emphases on its role in the American Revolution. We also focus on military uniforms with the 2014 exhibit Founding Fashion which brings together for the first time the museum's wide variety of important 18th-century clothing, related artwork, and archeological fragments to illustrate the diversity of clothing worn by the armies who served at Fort Ticonderoga during the French & Indian War and Revolution. We will also provide the supplies for you to build your own haversack and enjoy lunch on own at the fort (P.S. the chocolate ice cream is the best that I have ever had).

We travel south along the Hudson River Valley stopping at the Saratoga Battlefield including their museum and movie before arriving at General Washington's New Windsor Cantonment Historic Site. This site features reconstruction buildings of the final encampment of the Continental Army. Between June 1782 and October 1783, 7,000 troops were boarded here in 600 log huts over 1600 acres.  Just like the Continental Army, we will set up tents, stand guard and partake of an open hearth cooking demonstration. Tonight dinner and lodging are completely 18th century as we relive history with our 18 hour Soldier's Life Living History Experience. Overnight at encampment (B,D).  

 

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