On May 1, 2024
Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Spring guided history walk is at Mount Independence

Saturday, May 4 at 12 p.m.—ORWELL—Enjoy a spring guided history walk to learn about and see remains of the Revolutionary War defenses at the Mount Independence State Historic Site, 472 Mt. Independence Road, Orwell. This is the perfect time of year to go off trail and explore before all the leaves come out. Revolutionary War expert Mike Barbieri, Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli, and site administrator Elsa Gilbertson lead the walk on and off the trails, to explore this fascinating site. The focus will be features normally not seen, including along the southern gun batteries. It’s a special opportunity before the site opens for the 2024 season. 

Meet in front of the museum for orientation; restrooms will be available at the start of the program. The fee is $5 for adults, $1 for ages 6 to 14, and free for children under 6 and Mount Independence Coalition members. Wear sturdy boots, be prepared for off-trail walking, and dress for the weather. 

This is one of many programs planned for the year. The site and museum will be open from May 24 through October 20, 2024. Regular hours will be daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 The Mount Independence State Historic Site is a National Historic Landmark and is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites. 

For more information, visit: historicsites.vermont.gov. or call 802-759-2412.

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