The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont (near the New York border) is set to host a book discussion and learning program on Christopher Wren’s book, Those Turbulent Sons of Freedom: Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys and the American Revolution, on Saturday, June 8th. [Read more…] about ‘Turbulent Sons of Freedom’ Discussion at Mt. Independence
The Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites in Vermont on the east side of Lake Champlain are set to open for the 2019 season on Saturday, May 25, at 10 am. These sites also host a variety of programs, exhibits, lectures, nature and history tours, and more. [Read more…] about Lake Champlain Area VT State Historic Sites Opening
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. [Read more…] about Guided History Hike at Mount Independence
Mount Independence in Orwell Vermont is set to host “Muster at the Mount: A Day of Revolutionary Discovery” on Saturday, October 20th, from 10:30 am to 4 pm. The day explores the story of Mount Independence with a wide variety of presentations and presenters.
The day’s offerings will include historians, archaeologists, reenactors, and others giving illustrated talks, an interpretive tour of a major archaeological feature, viewing and interpreting artifacts, an interview with historical personages, a hands-on demonstration, and the latest report of 2017 geospatial mapping project using remote sensing and traditional survey. [Read more…] about Muster at Mount Independence: Special History Program
On Sunday, September 30, 2018, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, is set to host a talk by living historian Robert Grandchamp on the British 24th Regiment of Foot and their role in the Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. The talk, with a question and answer period, will run from 1 to 2:30 pm, and is included with regular admission ($5 adults/free under 15). [Read more…] about British Infantry Talk at Mount Independence, VT Sunday
Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont is set to hold their annual Soldiers Atop the Mount living history weekend on September 8th and 9th, 2018.
Reenactors and those interested in history gather to engage the public with a full scale event that honors the massive Revolutionary War fortification built and occupied first by the Americans and then British and Germans during the 1776-77 Northern Campaign of the American Revolution. [Read more…] about Revolutionary War Weekend At Mt. Independence
The summer season starts for Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Site on Saturday, May 27, 2017, with the opening of the Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites at 9:30 am. [Read more…] about Vermont’s Champlain Region State Historic Sites Open May 27th
Historians will lead guests on a tour of the archaeological sites of two early forts (1660, 1731) at Chimney Point in Addison, Vermont; the ruins of two forts (1734, 1759) in Crown Point, New York; and a Revolution War fort site (1776) in Orwell, Vermont. [Read more…] about ‘Five Formidable Forts’ Tour Set For September
August 16th is a Vermont State Holiday commemorating Bennington Battle Day and the victory over the British on August 16, 1777. To celebrate this Revolutionary War victory, admission to all the state-owned historic sites will be free on Saturday, August 16, 2014.
Pack the picnic basket, grab the kids, invite your friends and neighbors, and head out to enjoy the great Vermont summer at any of the state-owned historic sites. [Read more…] about Free Day At Vermont Owned Historic Sites
The Memorial Day weekend brings the start of the 2014 season at the Chimney Point, Mount Independence, and Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Sites. The sites open on Saturday, May 24, at 9:30 a.m. and starting at 8:00 a.m. is the annual Early Bird Nature Walk at Mount Independence.
These sites preserve and present Vermont’s significant history in their museums and on their historic grounds. There are also State Historic Sites on the New York State side of Lake Champlain, but they almost never issue announcements to the press. [Read more…] about Champlain Region VT State Historic Sites Opening