The No Quarter two-day living history event vividly recreates the capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775, putting visitors in the middle of the country’s first military victory. The phrase “No Quarter” was the battle cry used by the Americans and is equivalent to “No Mercy” or “Take no Prisoners.”
Throughout the weekend, explore the real-life events from the perspectives of both the British Garrison and the Green Mountain Boys and come face-to-face with the historical characters including Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.
The “No Quarter” event will feature both sides of “America’s First Victory”. The British will be in garrison at Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, May 8, and will be part of Fort Ticonderoga’s special living history programming. Throughout Saturday, visitors will experience the daily lives of the British soldiers and their families with activities such as cooking, laundry, and guard duty. Tours will highlight the years when the 26th Regiment of Foot was responsible for protecting Fort Ticonderoga, the frontier outpost.
The Surprise Attack! Nighttime Battle Reenactment
On Saturday, witness the alarm of the British Garrison at Ticonderoga as the American surprise attack dramatically unfolds. Watch as the Green Mountain Boys led by Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold rush into the fort with war cries and screams of “No Quarter!” Listen as British Officers try to buy time and reason with the American rebels. See the tension between Revolutionaries Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold as they each try to assert control. What will happen to the soon to become British prisoners of war? See for yourself in this stunning recreation of America’s first victory at the very place where it happened 245 years ago. Gates open at 7pm (last ticket sold at 7:45pm) and the reenactment will begin at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
Sunday, May 9, visitors will step into the newly captured, American-held Fort Ticonderoga. See the fate of the British Guards who unwittingly arrived the day after the American capture of the fort and meet the Green Mountain Boys who overnight became Revolutionaries. From weapons demonstrations to tours, programs will highlight how Fort Ticonderoga went from a sleepy old British outpost to the center of a new theatre in the War for Independence.