The Battle of Valcour Island: Benedict Arnold Defends Lake Champlain – September 25, 2015 – PAST TOUR

The Battle of Valcour Island: Benedict Arnold Defends Lake Champlain – September 25, 2015 – PAST TOUR

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Friday, September 25, 8am to 5pm

Leaving from Fort Ticonderoga, NY

Our Tour Leaders: James Kirby Martin and Bruce Venter

Registration Fee: $145

The Battle of Valcour IslandFort Ticonderoga and America’s History will partner again this year to offer a one-day Revolutionary War tour in connection with the Fort’s Twelfth Annual American Revolution Seminar. Led by James Kirby Martin and Bruce Venter, the tour departs from Fort Ticonderoga’s parking lot at 8 a.m. and includes the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, a boat ride thru the Narrows of Lake Champlain, Valcour Island, and a ferry ride across Lake Champlain.

This tour takes place on the Friday of Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar. Please see for the seminar program and details. You may take the Valcour Island tour without attending the seminar.

This tour will demonstrate Benedict Arnold’s skill as a naval commander and hero of the Patriot cause as we visit land and “on the water” sites. We will see Valcour Island from the New York shore, take a ferry ride across Lake Champlain near the site of the battle, visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum which has special exhibits related to Valcour Island, board the reconstructed gunboat, Philadelphia II and take a boat ride thru the Lake Champlain Narrows where Arnold fought a delaying battle with the British. We will also have the additional benefit of a marine archeologist/historian during our time at the Maritime Museum and on the boat ride.

We will return to Fort Ticonderoga in time for you to attend the opening session of Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar.

Other important information: This tour is limited to 40 participants, so please register early. A minimum of 20 participants is needed to run the tour. This is a land and water tour. The bus will leave the main parking lot of Fort Ticonderoga at 8:00 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. Check Fort Ticonderoga’s American Revolution Seminar information for hotels in the Ticonderoga area.

Tour Registration fee: $145.00

What’s included: Motor coach transportation, a ferry ride across Lake Champlain, a boat ride thru Lake Champlain’s Narrows, lunch, snack and beverage breaks, all admissions and gratuities, a map and materials package and the services of two tour leaders selected for their knowledge and expertise, plus a marine archeologist/historian from the Maritime Museum.

Our Tour Leaders: Dr. James Kirby Martin is an award-winning professor of history at the University of Houston and author of numerous books and articles dealing with the American Revolution, including Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary War Hero: An American Warrior Reconsidered. He is a leading authority on Benedict Arnold. Dr. Bruce M. Venter, president of America’s History, LLC is an experienced tour leader of the Colonial and Revolutionary War period. He is the author of The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America.

TOUR IS FULL – Contact to add your name to a waiting list.

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