Vermont is a haven for anyone interested in U.S. history. From Hildene, the summer home of the Lincoln family, to sites of historic battlefields to the birthplaces of two presidents, we are lucky to be surrounded by such history. An example of this is the Coolidge Homestead. Less than 20 minutes from Killington, VT, is the birthplace of our 30th President: Calvin Coolidge. This 600-acre site includes the hillside cemetery where President Coolidge is now buried, the Union Christian Church, a general store, schoolhouse, as well as other historic houses. The most popular draw, though, is the President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center. Whether you are a history buff brushing up on old knowledge or are just learning about President Coolidge’s life, you’re sure to love the Coolidge Homestead.
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President Coolidge in Plymouth Notch
It was in the small town of Plymouth Notch (where the Coolidge Homestead is located) where President Coolidge learned about President Warren G. Harding’s death. A few hours later, Coolidge was inaugurated by his father, in the same small village. This site’s significance to American history cannot be overstated – it’s an essential destination for any history buff!
Visit the Coolidge Homestead
The Coolidge Museum
The Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center features the permanent exhibit More Than Two Words: Calvin Coolidge’s Life & Legacy. This interactive exhibit is located in the Pinney Room and offers insight into President Coolidge’s life. The museum does a wonderful job of using graphics and digital technology to take visitors through time, and You’ll love watching the masterful work of acclaimed President Coolidge re-enactor, Jim Cooke. While you’re here, grab a meal at the Wilder House Restaurant, located in what was originally a tavern.
Explore the Authentic Village in Coolidge Homestead
If you visit the site from May to mid-October, you’ll be able to explore the authentic 19th-century village which includes Coolidge’s birthplace and homestead, barns, a general store, a working cheese factory, a church, and a schoolhouse. Simply stop by the Visitor’s Center upon your arrival for a self-guided tour of the facility. If you’re traveling with a larger group, contact the site’s staff before your visit to see if you can arrange a tour of the facilities. You’ll receive first-class treatment from the amazing staff of the Coolidge Homestead!
Stay with GetAway Vacations
After your visit to Coolidge Homestead, return to the luxurious homestead of a GetAway Vacations rental property. Check out Cedar Rock Chalet, a beautiful and secluded home near Killington Ski Resort. It’s located at the end of a mountain road, giving you perfect peace and quiet during your stay with us. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom paradise also comes equipped with an outdoor hot tub, a stone fireplace, and two flat screen TVs. The convenient location will make it easy to enjoy downhill skiing, mountain biking, and the Adventure Center in the summer at Killington Resort. Browse the rest of our rentals and book your room today! We look forward to having you.