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Later, I received E-Mail that said:

The Ethan Allen Tower was named after a famous (or infamous) Vermont Revolutionary war hero. It is located on the farm that he homesteaded in Burlington, Vermont, which is now a public park. Allen did not build the tower, which is a lookout tower atop the highest point in the park. . The tower is not occupied, and I'm not sure whether or not you can climb it -- I think it has been closed in past years out of safety concerns.

Later, I received E-Mail that said:

Until recently, I lived nearly opposite Ethan Allen park. The tower is built on land originally homesteaded by Ethan Allen and is now the Ethan Allen Park on North Avenue in Burlington. It was built in the 1950's I believe but I may be mistaken about the date. It is indeed open to the public but I am not sure of the dates.

I don't believe that the tower has been unlocked earlier than memorial day in my 5 years in Burlington. If I had to guess at the dates I would say Memorial day through Columbus Day. The park is open year round. The top of the tower provides a beautiful view of Lake Champlain and the surrounding area. It has been my favorite place to watch the fourth of july fireworks displays for the last couple of years - no crowds and you can see the fireworks from 4 or 5 surrounding towns as well.

On 2-15-10, I received e-mail that said:

Since this page comes up first in a Google search for Ethan Allen Tower, you might want to update the information about when it was built. According to a page provided by the Burlington Department of Parks and Recreation, the Norman-style Tower was built in 1905 "by the Vermont Society, Sons of the American Revolution, to honor Ethan Allen's life and deeds and as a memorial to him and his Green Mountain Boys." See:

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Preliminary research done by Phil Bilzor.