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Mapping Mount Independence

1 PM – 2:30 PM

Archaeologists from Northeast Archaeology Research Center will talk about their Mount Independence digital mapping project, part of the site’s American Battlefield Protection Program grant for site collection stewardship. 

Muster on the Mount: Mount Independence from the Ground Up  

10 AM – 3 PM

In this total immersion into history day, we’ll look into significant perhaps less well-known aspects about Mount Independence using a variety of ways to learn. Historians, archaeologists, reenactors, and others will present illustrated talks, historic personages, reading the landscape, and a report on the site’s American Battlefield Protection Program collection stewardship project. The day is a special opportunity and suitable for all levels of interest—from beginners to avid experts. Call (802) 948-2000 for details on admission fee, schedule, and how to pre-register. Lunch included. 

Hike into History

1 PM – 4 PM

Enjoy Fall at Mount Independence with a guided hike into history. Stephen Zeoli is your guide. He will show you many points of Revolutionary War interest, as we gear up for the 250th anniversary in 2026 of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Independence.  Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. Included in museum admission--$6.00 adults, free for children under 15. 

Soldiers Atop the Mount  

Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Sunday, 10 AM – 3:30 PM

Reenactors honor the 1776-1777 history of Mount Independence during this living history weekend.  Saturday’s popular interactive Baldwin Trail Walkabout, 10:30 to 1:30, features experts at trail stations bringing the site’s history to life. Military tactical, annual reading of Declaration of Independence, and camp life and skill demonstrations. Admission $9. Call (802) 948-2000 for details. 

Mushroom Exploration Walk

1 PM – 3 PM

Mushroom expert Meg Madden leads a walk to look for and learn about mushrooms on Mount Independence. Limited to 20 number of people.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Included in regular museum admission.  Sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition. 

Call 802-948-2000 to reserve your spot. 

Hike into History  

12 PM – 3 PM

On this guided tour, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers. Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli is your guide. As you walk around he will tell you about some of the events that led up to Revolution—to get you thinking about the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence and Mount Independence in 2026. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. 

Northern Vermont in the Revolutionary War

1 PM – 2:30 PM

Historian, author, and educator Jason Barney will talk about the activities of the American Revolution in northern Vermont and shine the light on some lesser known actions. Copies of his 2022 book on the subject will be available. Co-sponsored by Mount Independence Coalition. 

John Trumbull and the Declaration of Independence

1 PM – 2:30 PM

In this illustrated talk, Stephen Zeoli, president of the Mount Independence Coalition, will focus on the epic painting, The Declaration of Independence by noted artist John Trumbull, in the US Capitol rotunda. He will discuss Lt. Trumbull’s important contributions to Mount Independence and provide background on his work and research to create this painting. 

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