Mount Independence, Orwell

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017: 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

    This Revolutionary War living history weekend commemorates 1777, 240 years ago, with camp life, interactive “walkabout” with experts on the Baldwin Trail, special scenarios reflecting 1777, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more. Co-sponsored by Living History Association.

    Fee: $6.00 for adults, free for children under 15. 

  • Saturday, August 26, 2017: 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Enjoy the trail system and supoort this Mount Independence Coalition fundraiser for education and special programming efforts by participating in this 5K walk.  $20.00 fee includes commemorative t-shirt, admission to Soldiers Atop the Mount, and a simple lunch.  Pre-registration suggested.  Call for details.

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

  • Sunday, August 27, 2017: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

    This Revolutionary War living history weekend commemorates 1777, 240 years ago, with camp life, interactive “walkabout” with experts on the Baldwin Trail, special scenarios reflecting 1777, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and more. Co-sponsored by Living History Association.

    Fee: $6.00 for adults, free for children under 15. 

  • Saturday, September 02, 2017: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    The public is invited to bring mushrooms for identification by mycologist Sue Van Hook, back at the Mount by popular demand.  You will sort and learn how to identify common edible and medicinal fungi, or will venture onto the trails to see what is fruiting, or a bit of both.  All ages welcome. Bring a hand lens or magnifying glass, if you have one. Lens available to share.  Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. 

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

  • Sunday, September 03, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War Soldiers.  Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.  Vermont Archaeology Month program.

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

  • Saturday, September 09, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    Modern day historian Paul Andriscin turns back the time machine to interview British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne and German Maj. Gen. von Riedesel about the events of 1777, 240 years ago, on Lake Champlain, Mount Independence, and further south.

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Mark Lapin, an expert on natural community ecology and botany, leads this guided walk to enjoy the trees and shrubs on Mount Independence.  Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition.

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

  • Saturday, October 07, 2017: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

    What was happening elsewhere in the American Revolution in 1777, 240 years ago, as the British under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne headed toward Saratoga?  Site interpreter and historian Paul Andriscin gives an illustrated talk about events on Long Island, New York City, and British Gen. William Howe's effort to capture Philadelphia.  Were these factors that led to the failure of Burgoyne's plan to split off New England from the rest of the United States? 

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

  • Sunday, October 15, 2017: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Enjoy the last day of the 2017 season with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli will be your guide. The focus will be on the effects at Mount Independence of British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga October 17, 1777, and the British withdrawal from the Mount on November 8, 1777.  

    For more information call 802-759-2412 or during open hours 802-948-2000.

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