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Stephen A Douglas Birthplace

4 Grove St (Route 7), Brandon, VT 05733
802-247-6401
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Brandon
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Brandon Museum at the historic Stephen A Douglas Birthplace celebrates the history and lives of early Brandon residents in a first generation... more » Owner description: The Brandon Museum at the historic Stephen A Douglas Birthplace celebrates the history and lives of early Brandon residents in a first generation Vermont home and follows the national crisis ofthe mid 1800s and the anti-slavery movement and how it impactedone Vermont town. 802-247-6401. Free admission « less
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The guide met us at the door and took us on a walk through. We were able to see many historic items and also watch several videos available. Lots of brochures and suggestions also.

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Brandon, Vermont
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92 reviews 92 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Aside from being a small informative museum, there is a public restroom. The house has been lovingly restored and tourists can find information about local attractions as well as Brandon. Worth a stop!

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Melrose, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Great little house with interesting details about both Brandon, VT and Stephen Douglas. Saw a super video about Brandon's role in the Civil War. The house has some interesting features - original windows and staircase. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area. The guide was very kind and helpful and guided us to the information and details... More

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Brandon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

The Chamber did a very nice job of restoring this building located on US Route 7 at the north end of Brandon, VT. Very nice displays documenting Brandon's history. During the summer months there are docents volunteering their time to aid visitors in making the most of their visit to the building and Brandon.

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Houston, Texas
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193 reviews 193 reviews
53 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Although not a destination type attraction, we were in the area and like history and couldn't pass this up. Although small, it has a very good little museum on both Douglas and Brandon and we learned quite a bit. Volunteer was very knowledgable.

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McDonough GA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

There's not much here, in fact the only real artifact is a chest of drawers made by Douglas. (Never knew he apprenticed as a cabinetmaker as a teen.) But the exhibits told us about Douglas and Brandon's role in the abolitionist movement. Even though I teach US History, I learned a good bit about both and my appetite to learn... More

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Ashland, MA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

A cute, historic home with high-tech video shows. The volunteers at the museum were fabulous. I learned a lot about Stephen Douglas and last fall's flood from Hurricane Irene. Can't beat the public restrooms open most of the day.

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vermont
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49 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

A great exhibit of Stephen Douglas and also the connection to Lincoln. Lots of displays

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