July 25, 2008
Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, (802)
759-2412, [log in to unmask]
MOUNT INDEPENDENCE HIKE INTO HISTORY
Orwell, Vt.-Hike into history at the Mount Independence State Historic
Site in Orwell on Sunday, August 3, at 2:00 p.m. Steve Zeoli,
vice-chairman of the Mount Independence Coalition and a former caretaker
at the site, will lead the tour along the Orange and Blue Trails,
conditions permitting. Visitors will get an in depth look at the trails
and learn what was happening at the site during the American Revolution.
Wear sturdy shoes 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.
Carefully follow the signs. Regular admission is $5.00 for adults and
free for children under 15, and includes access to all the trails and a
visit to the air-conditioned visitor center with its exciting exhibits.
Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the
best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. Call (802) 948-2000
for more information.
For information about Vermont's state-owned historic sites: John
Dumville, 802-828-3051, www.historicvermont.org/sites.
John P. Dumville
Historic Sites Operations Chief
Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, 2nd Floor
Montpelier, Vermont 05620-1201
Telephone: (802) 828-3051
Fax: (802) 828-3206
Email: [log in to unmask]
The Vermont State Historic Sites: History Where It Happened
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