Soliders Atop the Mount

Step back to 1776 as reenactors take over the Mount, honoring the 240th anniversary of start of American construction of this major defense and the military road.  See demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts and skills, and firing artillery. Saturday includes an interactive “walkabout” on trails and grounds, and cooking demonstration and tasting. Activities for children. On Sunday annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and unveiling of a new military road sign. Call for details. Children under 15 are free. Vermont Archaeology Month Program

In collaboration with the Living History Association

Cost: $6.00

Contact: 802-948-2000

NOTE:  Schedule subject to change.  Military tactical demonstrations are weather permitting

Be sure to visit the museum!       FOOD:  water, sodas, and snacks inside both days.

SATURDAY

9:30                 Museum and site opens
                       5K Walk ("I Walk on Strong Grouind") registration starts (by picnic area)

10:00 - 5:00      Reenactor camp open to the public.  Demonstrations of camp life, military drill,
                       cooking, colonial crafts, clothing, and leisure activities

10:30               Start of 5K Walk

10:30 - 12:30    Revolutionary War period music with Denise Andriscin (in museum)

11:30 - 2:00      Baldwin Trail Walkabout—meet experts along trail, get your card stamped, and if you
                       visit all stations, submit card for a small prize

11:30               "Revolutionary" lunch (pinic area), donations welcome

12:00 - 2:00      Children's activities near museum

2:30                 Artillery demonstration near camp

3:00                 Narrated tactical demonstration; meet & talk with reenactors after!  

3:45                 Paul Andriscin, illustrated talk, “Reasons for Revolution,” in auditorium  

5:30                 Museum closes

SUNDAY

9:30                Museum opens

10:00               Camp opens to the public, ongoing demonstrations of camp life, cooking, colonial
                       crafts, & leisure activities

11:00               Artillery demonstration

12:00 - 2:00     Children's activities near museum, Revolutionary Reading Aloud for the yound and
                       young at heart

12:30               Annual reading of  Declaration of Independence near picnic area & renaming of
                       Rattlesnake Hill

12:45               Unveiling of Hubbardton Military Road sign followed by anniversay celebration
                       refreshments

1:30                 Narrated tactical demonstration; meet and talk with reenactors after!

2:30                 Camp closes

3:00                 Paul Andriscin, illustrated talk, "From Lexington to Independence," in the auditorium

3:30                 Preview of Northeast Open Atlatl Championship at Chimney Point, learn about atlatl

5:30                 Museum closes 

Event Date: 
Saturday, September 10, 2016: 9:30 am to Sunday, September 11, 2016: 5:30 pm