Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Ft. Ticonderoga


While on vacation in July, we had the opportunity to visit Ft. Ticonderoga.  

For our visit, it was 1756 and all the soldiers were dressed in period French uniforms.  



During this era, the French and Indian War was taking place (known in Europe as the Seven Year War).  

Ft. Ticonderoga went back and forth between the French, English and the American Patriots.  The previous owners would destroy the fort as it was being taken over so that the enemy would need to rebuild.

When the Pell Family bought the land and rebuilt the fort, they built both French and English buildings to represent the two different architectures during the different countries' occupancy.



Sitting on a southern peninsula on Lake Champlain, the cannons speak of the wars of time gone by.  




It was a neat place to visit; for kids, and adults alike.  
The museum really brings history to life.


A "window" into our past.


My grandparents took me there when I was about my son's age.  So it was really wonderful to introduce him to a part of history that my grandparents showed me so many years ago.

Happy trails,

Heather


11 comments:

  1. Wow! Gorgeous photos, Heather. Thanks for sharing all the fun facts; it looks like a really interesting place.

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  2. What a neat place, and educating for your kids too. Nice pictures.

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  3. hi heather...a wonderful experience enjoyed by your family...beautiful area...thank you for sharing this part of our nation's history with us...take care...sally

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  4. Very cool Heather! I love History!
    XO

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  5. We visited Fort Niagra a few years ago and it was very interesting to learn about the history. But then, I love history!

    Colletta

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  6. A great place to learn about history....love the red uniforms...made a beautiful photo.

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  7. What a neat place to go explore! Those are the best kind of trips. : )

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  8. I would love to visit here, so much interesting history.

    Diana

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  9. Oh Heather, what a joy to return to the place your grandparents took you :) The memories will just continue on. Thank you for sharing your loveliness with Roses of Inspiration. I hope you're able to join us again this week. Hugs!

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  10. Looks like a great place to visit. How fun you could create memories for your son like you had.

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