Mount Independence State Historic Site offers Sunday program

ORWELL — The Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, July 5, will honor the American withdrawal from the Mount on July 5-6, 1777, with a program starting at 1 p.m. The public is invited to participate in reading American, British, and German period writings from June and July 1777 that chronicle this critical time in the American Revolution’s Northern Campaign.
Weather permitting, several re-enactors with a small cannon will be stationed near the main trailhead to talk with visitors about the experiences of the soldiers who left Mount Independence in a hurry upon the arrival of the British forces under Lt. Gen. John Burgoyne. They will talk to the public inside, if the weather is inclement.
Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15; it includes the program, visiting the museum, and access to the grounds and trails.
The public can experience the rest of the story of the withdrawal the following weekend, July 11 and 12, at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, for the annual Revolutionary War encampment honoring the war’s only battle fought on Vermont soil.
Call 802-948-2000 for more information.For more information about the Vermont State-owned sites, visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

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