Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Spring history hike kicks off season at Mount Independence

Saturday, May 6, 1 p.m.—ORWELL—Enjoy a springtime history walk on the grounds of the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Saturday, May 6, 1-4 p.m., with several stopping points for those who may need to leave early.

Experts on the Revolutionary War history of the Mount will lead the walk on and off the trails as guests explore the defensive works of 1776 and 1777 that are best seen in spring before the leaves are fully out. Plus, look at artifacts recovered during archaeological investigations in a few of these areas.

Meet at the museum for orientation. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, be prepared to go off trail, dress for the weather, and bring water.

Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15.  Mount Independence State Historic Site is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village.

For more information, visit or call 802-759-2412.

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