Hike Into History – the Road to Independence

Sunday, August 7, from noon until 3:00 pm

Meet at the Visitor Center

Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts another August “Hike into History” guided walk on Sunday, August 7, 2022, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Your guide is Stephen Zeoli, president of the Mount Independence Coalition, friends group for the site, and one of the editors of their prize-winning book, Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution.

The year 2026 and the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States and Mount Independence is fast approaching. On this hike Zeoli will not only do a deep dive into the history of Mount Independence in the early years of the Revolutionary War, but also explore the turmoil in Boston in the decade before the war and how that led to the battles that launched the fight for independence, Lexington and Concord.

The program is included in the regular museum admission of $6 per adult. Children under 15 and Mount Independence Coalition members enter free. Consider bringing a picnic to enjoy before the hike starts. Wear appropriate footwear for walking on the forested paths, dress for the weather, and bring water.

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. The site is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. through October 9. Call (802) 948-2000 for more information. For information on the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites, visit: www.historicsites.vermont.gov.