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Our featured site for September and October is Fort Ticonderoga, located between Lake Champlain and Lake George, in New York, a great place to visit year round.

 

 

Billed as “America’s Fort”, this large star shaped structure played a vital role in the fortunes affecting the future of the nations of North America and is well known for its exciting re-enactments of those events. Originally known as Fort Carillon, it was built by the French and completed in 1757 and was the site of a significant French victory during the French/Indian War in 1758. The fort did fall into English hands the following year and was renamed Ticonderoga. The fort again played a prominent role during the American Revolution in 1775, when it was taken by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold. The captured cannons were sent to Boston to help lift the British siege. It came into play once more prior to the Battle of Saratoga, when the British once again occupied it. In 1909, the Pell family began the restoration of the fort and created the museum, which in 1960 was named as one of the first National Historic Landmarks. In 1972, the museum was one of the first 26 accredited by the A.A.M.

 

Fort Ticonderoga has a great gift shop where you can pick up a souvenir of its history and buy a round of Cartridge Candy. Tell them Sutler Cyrus sent you!

 

For more information, visit:

www.wakefieldhistory.org

www.friendsofpleasureisland.org

www.wakefield.ma.us/about-wakefield

 

If you are visiting, there are many fine historical sites within the Greater Boston area where you can purchase Cyrus Wakefield’s Original Cartridge Candy – Minute Man Visitors’ Center and North Bridge Site, Bunker Hill Monument, The Charlestown Navy Yard, Faneuil Hall, Salem NHS and Adams NHS. Tell them Sutler Cyrus sent you.

 

 

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