Bennington Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument¬†commemorates the Battle of Bennington, which occurred in 1777 during the American Revolution. The Americans successfully defended a supply storage area from Burgoyne’s attack, ultimately contributing toward the victory at Saratoga.


HDR View from Fort Ticonderoga Walls

HDR view overlooking Lake Champlain from the upper walls of Fort Ticonderoga during the March 2012 Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment. The day was cold but clear, offering an incredible vista over the lake.

Fort Ticonderoga Winter Reenactment

We visited Fort Ticonderoga to see a reenactment of the 1758 Battle on Snowshoes, a French and Indian War battle that happened when Robert Rogers’ Rangers encountered a French force while scouting near the fort. Although there was not enough snow for snowshoes, a fresh snow from the night before left enough on the ground to contribute to a “winter” experience. Activities included following French soldiers on a scouting expedition around the fort grounds, stopping at a British ranger camp in the woods, viewing a demonstration of the actual battle, and exploring the fort interior.