The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, opposite Ticonderoga, is set to host a pre-opening day guided history walk on Sunday, May 5th from 1 to 4 pm.
Revolutionary War expert Mike Barbieri, Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli, and site administrator Elsa Gilbertson will lead a walk on and off the trails to explore this Revolutionary War site. The focus will be on the camps and brigade layouts here in 1776-77.
Attendees will meet at museum for orientation. The fee is $5 for adults, free for children under 15. Wear sturdy boots, be prepared for off-trail walking, and dress for the weather. Co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition.
Opening day is Saturday, May 25. Regular hours will be daily, 10 am to 5 pm through October 13. Call (802) 759-2412 for information about the hike.
The Mount Independence State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark and is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs.
For more information about the Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, click here.
Photo of Mount Independence Historic Site courtesy vermont.gov.