Free admission to Battle Monument this weekend


MONTPELIER — Admission to Vermont state parks and historic sites, including the Bennington Battle Monument, will be free this weekend.

State Tourism and Marketing Commissioner Wendy Knight said the so-called Vermont Days event invites "visitors and residents alike to try something new and discover the cultural and recreational opportunities available at these wonderful destinations."

The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier and the Vermont History Center in Barre will also be open for free Saturday.

A number of events are being help Saturday and Sunday at various state parks. They include an astronomy night at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site on Saturday night; and an ice cream social at the Senator Justin Morrill State Historic Site in Strafford and live music by the Green Mountain Brass Band at Waterbury Center State Park, both on Sunday afternoon.

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