Archaeology hike September 2

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MOUNT INDEPENDENCE HIKE INTO HISTORY:
FOCUS ON ARCHAEOLOGY

Orwell, Vt.— American Independence was built here—at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont.  On Sunday, September 2, 2012, at 2:00 p.m., join archaeologist Allen Hathaway as he guides a hike to explore Mount Independence.  He’ll show you what archaeology has revealed about this significant Revolutionary War fortification and what you can see today.  The program is one of the first of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month!

Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the guided tour, access to all the trails and a visit to the museum with its exciting exhibits.

Hathaway has visited Mount Independence for many years and enjoys sharing his extensive knowledge with the public.  He will focus on the American Revolution, but also will show you evidence of the original Vermonters as well as the French and Indian War period.  Wear sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, and bring water.  Meet at the museum before heading out.

Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites in America.  Visitors can explore along six miles of trails.  The Baldwin Trail, circling much of the southern half of the Mount, has gentle grades and compacted surfaces, suitable for easy walking, outdoor wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers.

The site is located near the end of Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village.  Carefully follow the signs.  Call (802) 948-2000 for more information.

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