On June 14, 2017

Take a hike into history at battlefield site

Sunday, June 18, 2 p.m.—HUBBARDTON— On Sunday, June 18, the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site offers a guided hike on the Hubbardton section of the 1776 military road that led to Mount Independence in Orwell. Site interpreter Bob Franzoni is the guide. The hike runs from 2-5 p.m.

Be prepared for some hills. Wear boots as one section is wet. Dress for the weather and bring water. Meet at the visitor center. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes entry into the museum.

Learn how Revolutionary War soldiers traveled overland across Vermont to get to the new American fortification at Mount Independence. Hikers will get a taste of what it might have been like for the soldiers traveling over this varied terrain.

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  Route 30 in Hubbardton or seven miles off exit 5 on U.S. Route 4 in Castleton.

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

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