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.
Food and Snacks: water in museum shop and from 11:45-2:00 (or while they last). Hot dogs or sausage with rolls, chili, chips, water, soda, & snacks outside near museum
10:00 - 5:00 Museum and site open. Reenactors on site to talk with public (encampment, near north section of Baldwin Trail)
10:30 – 3:30 Hands on children’s activities (in area above museum)
10:30 –1:30 Baldwin Trail Walkabout—meet experts at stations marked with stars on walkabout map. Learn about Mount Independence history—Mount Independence military checkpoint, the military road and importance of Lake Champlain, the role of a chaplain, making ash cakes, life of soldiers, food during the Revolution, gunsmithing, and the defenses.
2:30 narrated military tactical and woods skirmish, gather near encampment at top of hill, talk with the reenactors afterward.
3:00 Visit the camps
5:00 Museum closes
10:00 Museum and site open, reenactor encampment open
10:00 – 2:00 Visiting the soldier encampment
10:30 Historic Mount Independence sermon (above museum, near picnic area)
11:30 – 12:45 Revolutionary War history vignettes (near picnic area)
1:00 Annual reading of Declaration of Independence (near picnic area), followed by
military skirmish. Soldiers will lead you up the hill to the action.
2:00 Camps close
2:30 “Benedict Arnold” illustrated lecture, Paul Andriscin, (museum auditorium)
Admission $9. Call (802) 948-2000 for details.