Baltimore Oriole. Photo by Julia Flanagan. Saturday, May 28, at 8:00 am Join ornithologist Sue Wetmore on this annual hike to identify the many birds of Mount Independence. Meet at the visitor center at 8:00 am. Regular admission applies.
Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, will officially open for the season on Saturday, May 28, at 10:00 am. The site will be open Tuesdays through Sundays until 5:00 pm through October 9. Admission is now $6 for adults, children under 15 enter free, as do Mount Independence Coalition members.
Working with site administrator Elsa Gilbertson, the Mount Independence Coalition applied for and received a grant from Lake Champlain Basin Program to fund the work done by the Lake Champlain Basin Program conservation laboratory in Ferrisburgh. You can read about it at the Addison Independent website: https://www.addisonindependent.com/2021/12/30/revolutionary-war-artifacts-from-mt-independence-conserved/ Or check out the same story at the … Continue reading Coalition supports conservation of metal artifacts
Living historians re-enact the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Col. Arthur St. Clair, which took place July 28, 1776. (Photo by Ennis Duling) Soldiers Atop the Mount Saturday, September 4, 2021 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, hosts “Soldiers Atop the Mount,” a one-day version of the annual … Continue reading Living History at Mount Independence
We are pleased to be able to report that, as part of the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP), the National Park Service has awarded a grant of $40,900 to the Division for Historic Preservation to be used for preserving Mount Independences historic legacy. To quote from the letter of supprt submitted by the Coalition: This … Continue reading Mount Independence earns major preservation grant
March 29, 2020 - It will be no surprise to anyone that the current health crisis affecting the world is also affecting 2020 plans for Mount Independence. We have already cancelled two pre-season events (The Spring Wildflower Walk and the Strong Ground Walk About). There is a strong likelihood that the official season will be … Continue reading COVID-19 Update
A Revolutionary War Weekend at Mount Independence On August 31 and September 1, 2019, head to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for the annual “Soldiers Atop the Mount” living history weekend. Reenactors and those interested in history gather to engage visitors with a colorful, full scale event honoring this major Revolutionary … Continue reading Living history weekend when soldiers invade the Mount – Aug 31 & Sep 1
On Saturday, July 27, 2019, two characters from the Revolutionary War past come back to the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, for a time-traveling interview. This is the annual “Inquiry into the Revolutionary Mind” program, this year featuring two men in the caring professions—Dr. Jonathan Potts and Rev. Thomas Allen. The program … Continue reading Investigation into the Revolutionary Mind – July 27
On Sunday, July 14, 2019, at 2:00 pm, members of the Green Mountain Boys Project will be speaking at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, about their special project. For the past three years they have been researching the Green Mountain Boys of Vermont. This will be an illustrated talk with plenty … Continue reading Finding the Green Mountain Boys – July 14
From the site administrator: "Revolutionary Morning Camp" June 26-28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fun and learning for children are on tap at the annual Mount Independence State Historic Site “Revolutionary Morning Camp” for children ages 7 to 12. Camp will be June 26-28, 2019, 9:30 to 12:30. The fee is $75 and pre-registration … Continue reading History Day Camp for Children