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Mount Independence State Historic Site

6 miles west of State Route 22A, Orwell, VT
+1 802-759-2412
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Look around, look around, there's revolution in the air

What a great site to visit in the countryside of Vermont. There are different trails taking the... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
John O
Peabody, Massachusetts
A 'Must do' if you do Ft. Ticonderoga

On the spur of the moment my daughter and I decided to take the ferry over from Ticonderoga to the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
Littleton, Colorado
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6 miles west of State Route 22A, Orwell, VT
6 miles west of State Route 22A, Orwell, VT
+1 802-759-2412
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

What a great site to visit in the countryside of Vermont. There are different trails taking the explorer to different areas in this Revolution-era military complex (yes, complex. This wasn't just a fort). From multiple vantage-points you can see Fort Ticondaroga and Mount Defiance across...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 18 October 2016

On the spur of the moment my daughter and I decided to take the ferry over from Ticonderoga to the shores of Vermont to explore the heavily wooded Mt. Independence State Historic Site. Are we ever glad we did! Cloudless skies and hot temps made...More

1  Thank Dineyander
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Then you will love this terrific piece of America. It is a pristine area that is virtually unchanged since 1777. It was a critical part of the Revolutionary War. Certainly worthwhile for history buffs but great for anyone who loves hiking and great vistas of...More

Thank ReddyBro
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Beautifully groomed grounds both natural and preserved areas. Three levels of walking trails that include some suited for wheelchairs and strollers. Taking the Baldwin Trail there are kiosk signs explaining what you are seeing. The scenic overlook has a grand view of Ft. Ticonderoga in...More

3  Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you like to hike, you can easily spend 4+ hours on the trails. Some are easy & wheelchair accessible. Some are a bit more "rustic". Be prepared to back-track to visit all the informational stops. Make sure you grab a map, bring water and...More

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Nestled in the Champlain Valley, Mount Independence State Historic Site Is one of the best preserved and most important revolutionary war site in the country. Tours are self guided on all of the trails throughout the park. Two of the trails are handicapped or stroller...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We had heard that visiting Ft. Ticonderoga, NY was a MUST, however equally important is visiting Mt. Independence, located across Lake Champlain from Ft. Ti. It is a beautiful area with several trails of different lengths throughout the acreage and informative signs. The Visitor's Center...More

Thank tshadday
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This seems like sacred ground, walking through the woods where Revolutionary War soldiers once lived. The visitor center is modern and fascinating.

Thank Chachalaca11
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Excellent museum/visitors center. Lots of interesting trials for hiking/walking. Wonderful overlook view of Fort Ticonderoga. One can really begin to appreciate the complexities of the battles that took place in the area. I strongly recommend reading up on the history to really appreciate all that...More

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I am researching a guy who fought at this site in 1777 and wanted to experience the place for myself. My husband, myself, and my twelve year old brother came here with a picnic lunch, a camera, and hiking shoes and had a great time....More

2  Thank angie8_12
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Pat L
2 September 2016|
Response from Matthew M | Reviewed this property |
Admission to MT. Independent is with the trails May 28, 2016 - October 10, 2016 Open daily, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Adults - $5.00 Children 14 years & under - free Pre-registered groups of 10 or more (reservations required... More