3rd Annual America's Fort(TM) Clambake at Fort Ticonderoga

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  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (1888PressRelease) July 13, 2013 - Bring your whole family to Fort Ticonderoga for a celebration of America's Fort™ on July 27 and enjoy a fun afternoon filled with delicious food, family fun, and patriotic music set against the backdrop of the imposing walls of Fort Ticonderoga and the majestic Lake Champlain- Adirondack beauty.

    America's Fort Clambake™ will be held from 3pm-6pm, July 27, followed by a Twilight Fife & Drum Corps Concert at 7pm. Ongoing entertainment will be featured throughout the Clambake. Tickets are $30 for adults and children 10 yrs and under are $22. Clambake tickets include the Twilight Fife & Drum Corps concert. Tickets can also be purchased separately at the gate for the concert-only option for $10. Clambake tickets are available at Fort Ticonderoga and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 518-585-2821 for more information or visit www.fortticonderoga.org for more details.

    Clambake menu offerings include marinated chicken, grilled hamburgers and cheeseburgers, rolls, old fashioned red bliss potato salad, and coleslaw, old fashioned baked beans, corn on the cob, steamed clams with fresh drawn butter, and clam chowder. Desserts and beverages will be included and a cash bar will be available.

    "America's Fort™ Clambake is a wonderful way to taste the tradition at Fort Ticonderoga," said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO. "The Fort's first Clambake was held on September 2, 1908 and hosted by the Ticonderoga Historical Society to arouse interest in a campaign to have the Federal Government purchase the Fort Ticonderoga Garrison Grounds from the Pell family. It was at this event that the museum founders, Stephen H.P Pell, and later his wife, Sarah Gibbs Thompson Pell, became interested in the Fort's monumental restoration, America's earliest restoration of its kind."

    The Clambake is held the same day as the Fort's Annual Fife & Drum Corps Muster held throughout the day and features patriotic music performed by fife and drum corps from across the country. In addition, many Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps Alumni will participate in the performances. The Fort Ticonderoga Fife & Drum Corps is one of America's first commemorative fife and drum corps formed in 1926 to celebrate the 150th commemoration of the American Revolution.

    All event proceeds support Fort Ticonderoga, an independent, non-profit educational organization.

    Event Honorary Chairpersons for America's Fort™ Clambake are Ray and Robin Thatcher. Sponsors for the Clambake and Fife and Drum Corps Concert include: Glens Falls National Bank, Amtrak, Pepsi, International Paper, Best Western Plus, Bridge Point Communications, McDonalds, Wagon Wheel Restaurant, Wind Chill Factory, The Sagamore and Ticonderoga Chamber of Commerce

    Fort Ticonderoga offers more than one hundred exciting and unique events and programs this season! Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Funding for the 2013 season is provided in part by Amtrak. Visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/visit/directions for a special 2 for 1 Amtrak offer!

    America's Fort ™
    Located on Lake Champlain in the beautiful 6 million acre Adirondack Park, Fort Ticonderoga is a not-for-profit historic site and museum that ensures that present and future generations learn from the struggles, sacrifices, and victories that shaped the nations of North America and changed world history. Serving the public since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 70,000 guests annually and is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Fort Ticonderoga's history. Accredited by the American Association of Museums, Fort Ticonderoga offers programs, historic interpretation, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year and is open for daily visitation May 17 through October 20, 2013. The 2013 season features the Fort's newest exhibit "It would make a heart of stone melt" Sickness, Injury, and Medicine at Fort Ticonderoga which explores early medical theory, practice, and experience as each relates to the armies that served at Fort Ticonderoga in the 18th century. Day passes are $17.50 for adults, $14.00 for seniors (62 years and older), $8 children 5-12 years old, and children 4 years and under are free. Friends of Fort Ticonderoga also enjoy free admission. Visit www.FortTiconderoga.org for a full list of ongoing programs or call 518-585-2821. Fort Ticonderoga is located at 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, New York.

    America's Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

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