Well, since it finally stopped raining, i was able to spend the day at Fort Ticonderoga. Built in 1755 by the French, the Fort was captured by the british in the French and Indian War. In 1775, it was taken from the Brits by Ethan Allen at the start of the revolutionary War, was captured by the British in 1777, then evacuated when Burgoyne surrendered at Saratoga. In the War of 1812, the British tried to take it but were defeated in a naval battle on Lake Champlain.
Today the Fort has historical re-enactors and a museum.
Some photos from a visit:
Inside the museum
The outer walls
One of the cannon bastions
Cannon battery overlooking Lake Champlain
Overlooking the parade ground
Woodworkers making beams
Fife and drum corps. They used particular drum beats as battlefield orders.