Mount Independence, Orwell

  • Saturday, September 05, 2015: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

    Step back to 1776 and 1777 as reenactors take over the Mount, demonstrating Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, firing artillery, cooking, and making clothing.  Interactive “Baldwin Trail walkabout”on Saturday.  Children’s activities.  Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps.  Suitable for all ages.  Call for details.  Vermont Archaeology Month event.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, September 06, 2015: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

    Step back to 1776 and 1777 as reenactors take over the Mount, demonstrating Revolutionary War camp life, military tactics, colonial crafts, firing artillery, cooking, and making clothing.  Interactive “Baldwin Trail walkabout”on Saturday.  Children’s activities.  Annual reading of the Declaration of Independence and music by the Seth Warner Mount Independence Fife & Drum Corps.  Suitable for all ages.  Call for details.  Vermont Archaeology Month event.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, September 27, 2015: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Stephen Zeoli will use the historic Wintersmith map as a guide for exploring Mount Independence as it was in the summer of 1777.  Discover sites shown on the map that still have traces to be seen today and see some Revolutionary constructions not documented by Wintersmith.  Vermont Archaeology Month event.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

  • Sunday, October 11, 2015: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Historian Bill Powers and site interpreter Paul Andriscin lead a guided autumn trail ramble, exploring the subject of military logistics and supply.  How did the Americans plan on the construction and garrisoning of the Mount Independence defenses, how did they use the existing terrain, and what were the challenges of bringing in the necessary supplies?  See evidence of this history on your walk.

    Event Location: Mount Independence, Orwell, VT

    Contact: 802-948-2000 for more information

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