What to do in The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site

This was the site of a Revolutionary War battle between Seth Warner's Green Mountain Boys and the British soldiers during July of 1777.

A visitor's reception center houses a museum with an exhibit that places this battle into its Revolutionary War context. Strategic points along the Battlefield are marked. An annual reenactment commemorates the anniversary of the battle. Open May 27 through October 8, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 5:00.

Stand quietly for a moment on a summer's day atop Hubbardton's bare, grassy hill. Close your eyes - above the sound of the wind you may hear the shouts of British soldiers as they charge up the hill towards Seth Warner's Green Mountain Boys on a hot July day in 1777. The crackle of muskets swells as the ragged New Englanders, fighting Indian fashion, using every available cover, make a grim stubborn stand against the Redcoats.

When General Burgoyne captured Mount Independence and Ticonderoga, the Americans had beaten a hasty retreat fleeing through Hubbardton. There, Warner's troops stayed behind to fight, hoping to give the main force time to escape. The enemy's advance was checked, causing them to limp back to Mount Independence and Ticonderoga. Warner and his men then marched to Manchester, Vermont where they gathered around General Stark for the coming Battle of Bennington. Though a short action involving only 2,000 men, the Battle of Hubbardton was the beginning of a series of events leading two months later to General Burgoyne's defeat at the Battle of Saratoga.

Recreation
A visitor's reception center houses a museum with an exhibit that places this battle into its Revolutionary War context. Strategic points along the Battlefield are marked. An annual reenactment commemorates the anniversary of the battle. Open May 27 through October 8, Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 5:00.

Location
The Hubbardton Battlefield is located 7 miles off US 4 in East Hubbardton, Vermont.

Climate
Winter daytime temperatures average between 16 and 18 degrees Fahrenheit (between -9 and -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (20 and 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Heart of Vermont Travel Region has diverse precipitation totals ranging from 40 to 44 inches (102 and 112 centimeters) in the center area of the region decreasing to less than 36 inches (91 centimeters) along the state lines of New York and New Hampshire.

Address
Division for Historic Preservation
National Life Building, Drawer 20
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

Phone: 802-828-3051


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