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A Great Piece of Our History

My wife and I were traveling across Vermont on vacation enjoying the changing leaves and some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Altoona, Iowa
Well maintained history site

We've been to Fort Ticonderoga, on the other side of the lake, many times. It was time to see the... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Peter S
Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were traveling across Vermont on vacation enjoying the changing leaves and some of the historical sites. We stopped into Mt. Independence and were glad that we did. It's free to the public and we were able to get out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

We've been to Fort Ticonderoga, on the other side of the lake, many times. It was time to see the other pieces of the American line of defenses: Mount Independence.\ We really liked that this was it's own very unique experience: At this site, you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Peter S
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Mt. Independence was built in 1776 to 1777 to guard against an attack on the colonies by the British from the north. Across Lake Champlain is Fort Ticonderoga which was captured by Ethan Allan and the Green Mountain boys in 1776. This fort guarded forces...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 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

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank John O
Reviewed 19 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

Date of experience: September 2016
3  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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank ReddyBro
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank MasterMaineGuide
Reviewed 27 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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 6 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

Date of experience: June 2016
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Pat L
3 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