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Hubbardton Battlefield

Day of Remembrance

Hubbardton Battlefield hosts A Day of Remembrance on Patriot Day for those who wish to contemplate or to honor past heroes. The site will be open without charge from 10:00am-5:00pm. Enjoy a walk around the battlefield trail and see the new interpretive signs.

Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour

On this 11th annual driving tour, Jim Rowe, historian of the Crown Point Road Association, is your leader to look at the second leg of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site with your own car.  The tour will end in Center Rutland. Co-sponsored by Crown Point Road Association. Included in site admission ($4.00 adults/free for children under 15). HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  

Battle of Hubbardton Revolutionary War Encampment

Join us for a living history weekend encampment on July 9 and 10, 2022, honoring the 245th anniversary of the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War battle fought here. Scores of reenactors will portray the American, British, and German soldiers in the largest Revolutionary War living history weekend in northern New England.  

The weekend offers activities for all ages and interests! 

  • Enjoy hands-on-history activities for kids and adults. 

  • Walk through the encampment, learn about camp life activities and talk with reenactors. 

  • Observe tactical and artillery demonstrations. 

  • Enjoy a colonial shopping experience. 

  • Observe colonial open-hearth cooking demonstrations. 

  • Attend presentations throughout the weekend given by historians and reenactors. 

  • Visit the museum and gift shop. 

Narrated military tacticals will be held weather-permitting—Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., and in the early afternoon on the slope of Monument Hill. The Sunday morning battle starts forming at 7:30 a.m.—this battle formation is the weekend’s highlight. Muskets will sound in the distance, just before the soldiers emerge over Monument Hill.

Detailed Daily Program - May be subject to change

SATURDAY 7/9/22

10:00 AM – 4:45 PM Museum & camps open. Visit American & British camps. Talk with reenactors. See camp life, army formations, tactics, unit drills, engineering, cooking, colonial crafts, & more
10:30 AM Small tactical on Monument Hill
10:30 AM – 2:30 PM Children’s hands-on activities, tent near museum
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Camp cooking, life, and foodways at Whitcomb’s Rangers dining fly, American camp
10:30 AM – 4:00 PM Revolutionary War gun-smithing with Jim Casco of Whitcomb’s Rangers, American camp
11:00 AM Last Man Standing Competition & Awarding of Carl Fuller Hubbardton Cup, base of Monument Hill
11:30 AM “Life of a Reenactor” presentation, Warner’s Regiment, outside near museum 
12:15 PM Escorted tour of American & British camps, meet outside museum
1:00 PM “People of Hubbardton” presentation, Brigade of the American Revolution, outside near museum 
1:15 PM Kids Drilling, American camp, 3rd MA
2:00 PM Narrated tactical on Monument Hill, presentation of the 2nd New Hampshire being caught at Sucker Brook.
2:45 PM Guided battlefield tour with Tom Hughes, meet outside museum
3:00 PM Illustrated talk, “The Battle Backstory,” Paul Andriscin, at tent outside museum, followed by drone footage showing the entire battlefield
4:45 PM Museum closes

SUNDAY 7/10/22

7:30 AM Formation and Safety Inspection
8:00 AM Narrated Battle of Hubbardton Reenactment
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Museum & camps open. Demonstrations of camp life, military tactics, engineering, cooking, colonial crafts, medicine, & more. Foodways and gunsmithing with Whitcomb’s Rangers, American camp
9:30 AM Escorted battlefield walk, meet outside museum
9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Children’s activities, tent near museum
10:00 AM Kids Drilling, American camp, 3rd MA 
10:30 AM Life of a Whitcomb’s Ranger, outside near museum   
11:15 AM “People of Hubbardton” presentation, Brigade of the American Revolution, outside near museum
12:30 PM Army Formation and Safety Inspection, followed by
12:45 PM Narrated Tactical
1:30 PM Camps close
2:00 PM “The Voices of Hubbardton” video, outside near museum  
5:00 PM Museum closes

The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site is located on Monument Hill Road, 6 miles off VT Route 30 in Hubbardton, or 7 miles off exit 5 on US Route 4 in Castleton. The site is regularly open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursdays to Sundays through October 9. Call (802) 273-2282 for more information. 

Event admission is $7.00 for adults and is free for children under 15. There is nearby parking. The event is offered by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, reenactor groups, and the Hubbardton Historical Society, with support from volunteers, local organizations, and businesses.  

Fourth Sunday: East Hubbardton Cemetery Tour

Learn the stories of the early civilians who lived in Hubbardton, the soldiers who fought there, and those buried in the East Hubbardton Cemetery. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield museum to start. The group will then drive down to the East Hubbardton Cemetery. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather. Offered by the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site and the Hubbardton Historical Society.  Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Fourth Sunday: Hubbardton Battlefield Hike

NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

Trek around the battlefield with site interpreter and long-time reenactor Bob Franzoni. See locations of main points of the battle, learn about military tactics and key personalities of the battle, and look at a replica soldier’s kit. Hike will take place from 1:30 to 4:30 PM. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Fourth Sunday: Soldiers, Citizens, and Ghosts in the Time of the Battle of Hubbardton

This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

The State of Vermont and Hubbardton Historical Society present an afternoon of telling stories about early Hubbardton residents and the soldiers who fought here. Meet the Hubbardton ghosts and hear about the spirits at other Revolutionary War battlefields. Meet at the museum for the start of the program and as a group we will go to the East Hubbardton Cemetery.

Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road Car Tour

On this 9th annual driving tour to explore the Hydeville Branch of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield in your own vehicle. The tour will travel north from Hydeville through west Castleton to eastern Benson. Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, is our leader. Co-sponsored by Crown Point Road Association.

Military Road Hike

Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield visitor center. Jim Rowe, president of the Crown Point Road Association, leads a vigorous guided hike on the Hubbardton section of the 1776-77 military road to Mount Independence. Wear sturdy shoes and bring water.

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