Places to Visit

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Bennington Battle Monument Bennington An obelisk marks the site where military supplies were stored and commemorates the battle that took place two miles away in New York.
Bennington Museum Bennington Memorializes the Battle of Bennington (1777); includes local and military artifacts and the “Bennington Flag.”
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site Hubbardton The visitor center has a museum that includes artifacts and a diorama of the battle.
Mount Independence State Historic Site Orwell Remnants of a fort and the most important Revolutionary War site in Vermont. Originally connected to Fort Ticonderoga by a floating bridge.
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes Dedicated to preserving the maritime history of Lake Champlain, it includes a replica of a gunboat used by Benedict Arnold.
Old Constitution House Windsor Delegates from the independent state of Vermont met here to write a constitution, making it a republic.

C. Vann Woodward has written of Jefferson, It fell to the lot of one Virginian to define America. It was in his private life that Jefferson defined the relationship between blacks and whites in America, acting out in the most specific sense the psychosexual dilemma of the whole nation. Other great men in history have loved unlettered women, among them Rousseau and Goethe, each of whom lived for years with virtually illiterate mistresses and then in the end married them. But Jefferson’s dilemma was peculiarly American. So savage were the penalties of this kind of love in the New World that he could neither admit it nor defend it without fear of social ostracism, and he had to keep up an elaborate pretense that it did not exist. He could not openly, and perhaps even privately admit his paternity to Sally’s children.

Fawn M. Brodie
Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History (1974)