A REVOLUTIONARY DAY ,
ALONG HISTORIC US ROUTE 7
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR ROAD TRIP
A Revolutionary Day that follows the 1775 capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
- Early Morning -- Mile Mark 0-34.9
- PITTSFIELD, MA:
On May 1st, 1775 at Easton's Tavern, Edward Mott of Connecticut, John Brown and James Easton
of Pittsfield met here to begin planning the first offensive
military action against the British -- the capture of Fort Ticonderoga.
MA: Pass through
the home of Williams College, which was also a recruiting stop in 1775 and 1777.
- Mid-Morning -- Mile Mark 34.9-63.8
- OLD BENNINGTON, VT:
On the May 3rd, 1775 at the Catamount Inn, Ethan
Allen met with Edward Mott, John Brown and James Easton
to discuss the capture of Fort Ticonderoga. Two
years later, Bennington's abundant storehouses would be an unsuccessful target of Burgoyne's British invasion from
BATTLEFIELD, NY: Visit the hilltop where British
Forces, consisting mostly of mercenary Hessians under the
command of Lieutenant Colonel Friedrick Baum, were
surrounded and engaged by American Forces from New
Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont. The British Forces surrendered on August 16, 1777.
- Late Morning -- Mile Mark 63.8-116.0
- ARLINGTON, VT: In 1775, Arlington
was a crossroad to a small advancing American army going to Fort
VT: In 1775,
Manchester was a crossroad to Fort Ticonderoga, but also a crossroad to a much larger American army, this one in
retreat in 1777.
- RUTLAND, VT: Briefly visit two
memorials placed by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
- Early Afternoon -- Mile Mark 116.0-146.3
VT: In the spring of 1775, Ethan Allen, Seth Warner, Edward
Mott, John Brown and Benedict Arnold met here to make final plans for the attack on Fort
Ticonderoga and Fort Crown Point.
BATTLEFIELD, VT: On July 7, 1777, the rear guard of
Americans retreating down the military road from Fort
Ticonderoga were attacked here by British forces.
- Mid-Afternoon -- Mile Mark 146.3-158.8
- MOUNT INDEPENDENCE, VT:
This was the winter home for over 2000 American troops from 1776-1777.
- FORT TICONDEROGA, NY:
Visit the restored Fort Ticonderoga. No fort in the world
has had such an active, yet short history. In two
decades, this fort was the center of attack by great
nations six times, four of these between 1775 and 1777.
- Late Afternoon -- Mile Mark 158.8-191.1
- FORT CROWN POINT, NY:
This historic site holds the impressive ruins of Fort
Crown Point, which includes redoubts, barracks and parade
- LAKE CHAMPLAIN MARITIME
MUSEUM, VT: Tour a full-sized, 54-foot
replica of Benedict Arnold’s 1776 gunboat, the Philadelphia II.
- Early Evening -- Mile Mark 191.1-211.2
- SHELBURNE, VT:
Home of the expansive Shelburne Museum.
Visit the Ethan Allen Homestead. Although the homestead is closed in the
evening, the park that surrounds it is open to the
public until dark.
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