It was our last day at Adirondack and I really didn't want to leave. Even though it was tough, but we had the chance to venture off to Fort Ticonderoga, which is about 40 minutes away from Bolton Landing.
Fort Ticonderoga is a historic site of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. It was built in 1755 by the French military to take control of the Lake Champlain area. The fort was remarkably well preserved with historic models, artifacts and tours of the interior. The site offered many tours and demonstrations given by staff members dressed in period costumes. One of the highlights for us was the musket demonstration. During the musket demonstration, the staff mentioned that it takes about 300 shots to killed 1 man in the battlefield. I guess all the movies we watched made us think otherwise.
We also checked out the King's Garden adjacent to the fort. It's a beautiful garden designed by Marian Crugar Coffin, a landscape designer, in 1921. The Pavilion in King's Garden used to be William Ferris Pell's summer house. He was the one who preserving the fort and restoring it for public. Today the house is still standing there overlooking the beautiful garden and the fort. We really enjoyed Fort Ticonderoga and all of the historic exhibits. We had an authentic historic experience. If you like to visit historic spot, you'll find Fort Ticonderoga very fun and interactive.
Day 1: Bolton Landing, A Charming Small Town in New York
Day 2: Lake George, America's Most Beautiful Lake
Day 3: Fort Ticonderoga, A Historic Treasure in Adirondack
(Historic Guided Tour by Staff)
(Fort Ticonderoga's Musuem)
(Wall are all built by large stones)
(Us standing next to the canons)
(Canons on the fort)
(This is where the soldiers sleep)
(Every solider must learned how to tie a knot)
(Entrance to The King's Garden)
(The King's Garden)
(The King's Garden)
(The Pavilion's doorsteps)
Musket Demonstration Video Shot By My Friend Akito
Day 3: Fort Ticonderoga, A Historic Treasure in Adirondacks
Sep 27th, 2010 15:47 | Reply
That is quite a trip you guys took. Excellent photos and a very historic site. Very well put together post. Looking forward to your next entry.
Sep 27th, 2010 17:45 | Reply
Hey, I like the King’s garden! I had the same musket demonstration in Governor’s Island, NY
Sep 27th, 2010 18:22 | Reply
What a quaint place! I wouldn’t have wanted to leave either.
Sep 28th, 2010 01:59 | Reply
^_^ i supposed that short video clip was taken by your DSLR?
Oct 2nd, 2010 08:26 | Reply
It really does look well-preserved. The Pavilions doorsteps is a very creepy looking photo. I could imagine that ghosts lived in there .
It looks like you had such nice weather too! I am sitting here shivering… and its silly because I’m home in Australia where it is supposed to be warm. But they don’t heat the inside of the houses properly so it is really freezing. I’m waiting for the Spring weather to start!