Stephen A Douglas Birthplace

Stephen A Douglas Birthplace, Brandon

Stephen A Douglas Birthplace

Stephen A Douglas Birthplace
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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
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huntejk
Atlanta, GA850 contributions
Jul 2012 • Couples
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.
Written August 4, 2012
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Bellefontaine
Ashland, MA7 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
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.
Written June 27, 2012
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burns41
McDonough GA137 contributions
Jun 2012 • Couples
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 was stoked.
Written July 8, 2012
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lady frobisher
Brandon, VT104 contributions
Jun 2013 • Couples
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!
Written July 29, 2013
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sugarbushfarm
vermont347 contributions
Oct 2011
A great exhibit of Stephen Douglas and also the connection to Lincoln.
Lots of displays
Written May 1, 2012
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flatpickguitarusa
Brandon, VT40 contributions
Aug 2016
It's an interesting exhibit and an easy walk into the the village for lunch. After lunch stroll to the civil war monument near to the Brandon inn. Even though he was a Vermonter I'm glad he didn't win the presidency. He would have died in office and despite his silver tongue I don't get the sense that he had the vision ( or stamina) needed to deal with such an intense and bloody conflict.
Written August 22, 2016
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BillyWoo
Berea, KY19 contributions
Nov 2014 • Couples
Full of history and drama. A must for anyone who has ever competed in Lincoln Douglas debate. The drive was nice and the time was well spent
Written November 14, 2014
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Bill M
South Pasadena, CA29 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
Shows how the town has grown and how it's past was against slavery 50 years before the Civil War. Good photos and docent was knowledgeable.
Written October 1, 2014
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John M
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania34 contributions
Jun 2014 • Solo
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.
Written June 27, 2014
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Julie P
Melrose, MA29 contributions
May 2013 • Couples
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 that we were particularly interested in . He also told us about the destruction and the subsequent repairs from Hurricane Irene and how the damage was very similar to the damage from the 1938 hurricane.
Written May 28, 2013
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