July 8th 10 AM- 5 PM
July 9th 7:45 AM - 3 PM
British and German troops ran into stubborn American resistance in Hubbardton on July 7, 1777. After hours of intense fighting, Crown forces would win the day, but this contest would ultimately contribute to turning the tide for the Patriot cause. To commemorate this iconic battle, scores of reenactors from around the northeast will set up camps to present this colorful history pageant, the largest Revolutionary War living history weekend in northern New England.
The weekend will offer a chance for visitors to experience a bygone era with hands-on-history activities for all ages and interests. Visitors will be able to walk through the colonial encampment; interact with reenactors illustrating 1777; and observe tactical and artillery demonstrations and camp life. Special activities are offered for children, sutlers—or civilian merchants—provide a colonial shopping experience, and presentations by historians and reenactors will be given throughout the weekend.
Special to this year’s events, the Division for Historic Preservation and the Vermont State Society Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting a dedication for Vermont’s Revolutionary War commemorative marker at (enter time here) . The marker honors those who fought and died at Hubbardton Battlefield and recognizes the preservation of the battlefield as part of the 250th anniversary of the founding of American Independence.
246th Anniversary of the July 7, 1777, battle July 8 & 9, 2023
Military tactical times are weather permitting. Schedule may be subject to change.
Museum, museum shop, food stand, & sutler’s shopping row both days
10:00 – 4:45 Museum & camps open. Visit American & British camps. Talk with reenactors. See camp life, army formations, tactics, unit drills, engineering, cooking, colonial crafts, & more
10:00 Last Man Standing Competition & Awarding of Carl Fuller Hubbardton Cup, base of Monument Hill
10:30 DAR 250th Marker dedication (near schoolhouse)
10:30 – 2:30 Children’s hands-on activities, tent near museum
10:30 – 4:00 Camp cooking, life, and foodways at Whitcomb’s Rangers dining fly, American camp
10:30 – 4:00 Revolutionary War gun-smithing with Jim Casco of Whitcomb’s Rangers, American camp
11:00 (after DAR Marker dedication) Small military demonstration on Monument Hill
11:30 Reenactor history presentation, outside near museum, various topics over weekend
12:15 Escorted tour of American & British camps, meet outside museum
1:00 Illustrated talk, “The Battle Backstory,” Paul Andriscin, in museum, followed by drone footage showing the entire battlefield
1:15 Kids Drilling, American camp, 3rd Massachusetts
2:00 Narrated tactical, perhaps near top of Monument Hill (gather at base of hill) followed by:
Approx. 2:45 Guided battlefield tour with Tom Hughes, meet outside museum.
3:00 Reenactor history presentation, outside near museum, various topics over weekend
4:45 Museum closes
SUNDAY—All weather permitting
Due to the muddy conditions at the battlefield, the camps will be breaking earlier tomorrow around 11:00 AM. The kid's activities, museum opening and morning activities will continue as scheduled!
7:30 Formation and Safety Inspection
7:45 Take your place for the
8:00 Narrated Battle of Hubbardton Reenactment
9:00 – 11:00 Museum & camps open. Demonstrations of camp life, military tactics, engineering,
cooking, colonial crafts, medicine, & more. Foodways and gunsmithing with Whitcomb’s Rangers,
9:30 – 1:00 Children’s activities, tent near museum
10:00 Kids Drilling, American camp, 3rd Massachusetts
5:00 Museum closes
This living history weekend encampment honors the 246th anniversary of the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle fought here. Scores of reenactors portray the American, British, and German soldiers. Tactical military and other special demonstrations, camp life activities, guided tours, and talks. Opportunities for all ages. Dedication of a DAR 250th anniversary marker on Saturday. Call (802) 273-2282 for details. Presented by the reenactors, the historic site, and many Hubbardton organizations. $8 adults, $1 children ages 6 – 14, under 6 free.