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Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum

Northampton, MA
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Northampton
Type: Libraries, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, History Museums
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- Jul 4, 2014
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you have a few minutes to spare and appreciate American history, stop on by. The library has limited hours, but any of the librarians ate happy to open it up and allow you to explore. The museum features many original possessions and artwork of Pres. Coolidge. Humble. Suddle. The presidential library that matches Silent Call to a T. Bring... More

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COLUMBIA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is a neat little treasure trove in Western Mass. It is technically in the Public Library building, and I think you have to call and request a visit as it is run by volunteers, and they are not always there. The room is stocked with memorabilia, and the volunteers know their Calvin Coolidge – I learned more about this... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

My family and I went to the library on a quest to go to one "presidential" site for each president. We enjoyed the visit and learned from the exhibits. It did such a good job of exhibiting his life, it became apparent the a visit to Plymouth Notch, VT was necessary - which we didn't think so until visitiing he... More

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Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

The environment is charming and the remarkable books are easy to find, There are group meetings and though some of the groups use older books, the library tracks them down and provides them for visitors.

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Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I loved the history. Very educational. Kind of dry for little kids, but great for high school and up!

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Indianapolis
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

On 2 or 3 trips to Northampton this museum (just an area on second floor of local library) has never been open. Got a brief off-hours visit; exhibits looked 1950s. But the library itself is great! Privately endowed, great Victorian building, replete with paintings by Gilbert Stuart, Samuel Morse, etc. Friendly staff. Convenient parking, centrally located.

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San Francisco, California
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60 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

A good 30 minute stop, this museum is great, but very small. Don't expect a lot, but our highlights were the paintings of Calvin Coolidge and his wife that were displayed in the White House, and the old desk from the oval office. Our tour guide was also very helpful and informative.

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Marion, South Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Coolidge was the last US President to not get an "official" Presidential Museum, but this remarkable resource manages to take up the slack very nicely. The casual visitor will enjoy the timelines of Coolidge's life and Presidency, and the youngsters will get a kick out of the fashions displayed, the photos of Coolidge in Native American headdress, and even Coolidge's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

A nice stop in Northampton with a plethora of artifacts. A must for a presidential or Coolidge buff.

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Charlottesville, VA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

You'll find the museum located in the Forbes Library by Smith's campus. The museum itself consists of one room with exhibits about the Life of President Coolidge. The staff was incredibly helpful and eager to discuss all things Coolidge. The woman I talked to was quite humorous and you can tell she enjoys talking to visitors. Among the more interesting... More

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