If you are looking for the next location for your family vacation consider Killington, Vermont. The small mountainside town sits at the base of Vermont’s second highest peak and provides endless outdoor activities from hiking, mountain biking, and fishing in the summer to skiing and snowboarding in the winter.
The state is also full of history, and if you are looking for an activity that isn’t as adventurous consider, visiting the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site. Also known as the Coolidge Homestead, the house is the former childhood home of U.S. President Calvin Coolidge. It was also the site where he took his presidential oath of office.
Presidential History at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Now owned by the State of Vermont, the Coolidge Homestead is located in Plymouth Notch, a small mountain town 15 minutes south of Killington, in the heart of the Green Mountains. The historic site includes the family’s homestead, several bars, a general store, a working cheese factory, a church, a school, a museum, and the cemetery where Coolidge is buried stretched out over 600 acres of land. There are several spots where you can stop and have a picnic, so bring a lunch if you plan on spending most of your day at the village.
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is open daily from late May to early October from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visits begin at the visitor center, where an admission fee is collected. The visitor center is located at 3780 Rte. 100A. The historic site also offers tours each day which start at the Florence Cilley General Store, which sells candy, snacks, and other souvenirs. During the off season you can still visit the historical site and walk around, but many of the buildings will be closed.
Planning Your Stay
If you are looking for accommodation in Killington while visiting the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, consider booking one of our waterfront vacation rentals. Our rentals range from cozy one bedroom cottages to large mountainside homes. All of our rentals are fully furnished so that you can relax and enjoy your stay.
Our homes are conveniently located near downtown Killington and the Killing Ski Resort, so whether you are visiting during the winter ski season or during the summer to hike and explore the area, you will be nearby some of the town’s best activities.
If you would like to book a vacation rental or would like more information on our homes, please contact one of our rental specialists today. They can help you find the perfect home for all of your vacation needs and provide you with recommendations for nearby activities and restaurants.
Useful Links for the Coolidge Homestead
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