Mount Independence, Orwell

  • Saturday, September 03, 2016:
    1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Enjoy an afternoon of short to one hour films relating to Vermont’s western historic sites. The bill includes Champlain: The Lake Between, Guns Over the Champlain Valley, Building Independence on Lake Champlain, The Voices of Hubbardton, 1977 footage of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Hubbardton, Commemorating the Battle of Bennington, More than Steel: The Lake Champlain Bridge Story, and bonus clips. Popcorn! Vermont Archaeology Month Program

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, September 10, 2016:
    9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mount Independence Trail system by participating in this 5K walk. Entry fee includes commemorative t-shirt, admission to Soldiers Atop the Mount, and a “Revolutionary” lunch. Pre-registration suggested. On-site registration begins at 9:30, with walk starting at 10:30.

    In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition. 

    Cost: $20.00

    Contact: 802-948-2000

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

    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

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016:
    9:30 am to 2:00 pm

    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

  • Sunday, October 09, 2016:
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli leads this fall tour, which explores what author, historian, and illustrator Benson Lossing saw on his 1848 visit to the Mount when researching for his Pictorial Field-Book of the American Revolution. What still exists and what has changed? Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

    In collaboration with the Mount Independence Coalition. 

    Contact: 802-948-2000

  • Saturday, October 29, 2016:
    1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    A walk to the horseshoe battery on the point commemorates the finest American day on the Mount—Oct. 28, 1776, when the defensive strength here helped convince Gen. Guy Carleton and his British fleet to head back to Canada for the winter, giving the Northern American Army time to plan for 1777. Afternoon includes artillery fire. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. 

    Contact: 802-948-2000

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