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Hike into history one last time this year, at Mount Independence

Sunday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.—ORWELL—It’s time for the last 2017 hike into history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. On Sunday, Oct. 15, from 1-3:30 p.m., enjoy a tour led by Stephen Zeoli, president of the friends group for the historic site. This is a perfect time of year to mix history and nature. It is included with regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for children under 15.

The focus will be on the events of fall 1777, 240 years ago. Visitors will hear about Mount Independence, British Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne’s surrender at Saratoga on October 15, 1777, and the British withdrawal from the Mount on November 8, 1777.

Zeoli was a former caretaker at the site, is an editor of the new book, “Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution,” and author of the short book, “Mount Independence: The Enduring Legacy of a Unique Place.”

Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather.

Mount Independence is located on Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. Carefully follow the signs. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.

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