On September 24, 2014

Hubbardton Battlefield is site of second of three historical military road tours

Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. — HUBBARDTON — The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site offers a guided hike on Sunday, Sept. 28, on the Hubbardton section of the 1776 military road that led to Mount Independence in Orwell. The tour is led by site interpreter Carl Fuller and runs from 2 – 5 p.m.

How did Revolutionary War soldiers travel overland across Vermont to get to the new American fortification at Mount Independence in Orwell? Find out on this hike, one of many events during September’s Vermont Archaeology Month. Hikers also will see the area where the first shots of the Revolutionary War Battle of Hubbardton were fired on July 7, 1777, and get a taste of what it might have been like for the soldiers traveling over this varied terrain.

Be prepared for hills. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes visiting the museum.

This is the second of three area military road tours. The third, on Oct. 12, explores the Mount Independence section of the road, in Orwell.

The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the location of the only Revolutionary War battle in Vermont. The site is on Monument Hill Road six miles off VT Route 30 in Hubbardton or seven miles off exit 5 on US Route 4 in Castleton. Carefully follow the signs. The site is open Thursday through Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Columbus Day, Oct. 14, the last day of the season.

For more info, call 802-273-2282 or visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

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