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Hours, Admissions, Directions

Dates and Hours of Operations  

Grounds will be open through Winter 2023-2024. Please keep in mind there will be limited to no parking as the museum will remain closed. 

May 24 through October 20, 2024
Open Everyday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Adults: $8.00
Children (6-14): $1.00
Children (under 6): Free 

Preregistered Group Rate (10+): $5.00 adults


Mount Independence State Historic Site
497 Mount Independence Road
Orwell, Vermont 05760

To reach the site, at the intersection of VT Routes 22A and 73 in Orwell, turn west on VT Route 73.  Take the first left onto Mount Independence Road.  Mount Independence Road will turn to gravel; follow the road to the left up a hill. The parking lot for the historic site is on the left at the top of the hill.  Map it!


  • Museum Gift Shop
  • Picnicking
  • Lake Champlain Views
  • Walking and Hiking Trails
  • Accessible Trail
  • Meeting Space (fee applied)

Save on Admission

In addition to Vermont Days and Bennington Battle Day, here are more ways for eligible Vermonters to explore our Historic Sites throughout the season at free or reduced rates:​

  • All Veterans and active military personnel (and immediate family members) are always admitted free. Thank you for your service.
  • All State-owned Historic Sites offer discounted rates for pre-registered groups over a specified size. Call sites for details.

      Green Mountain Passport

      Library Pass

  • Free!
  • Any Vermonter can check out a Free Pass from the local library. Each pass provides access for up to 8 people.
  • Available to check out from your local library
  • Each pass provides access for up to 8 people
  • Visit your local library for more information 


  • Pets are permitted on the grounds and trails
  • Pets are not permitted in the buildings except for Service Dogs
  • Pets must be on a leash
  • Please pick up after your pet


  • Parking is available at the Museum
  • Accessible Parking available in front of Museum

Contact Us

Phone: (802) 759-2412. During the season you can call Mount Independence directly at: (802) 948-2000.

Email to:           

Or write: Site Administrator, Mount Independence Historic Site, 8149 VT Route 17W, Addison, VT 05491