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It's hard to believe that someone so famous

Grew up in this house in Brandon, Vermont. His father a middlebury grad and physician died when... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Lyn D
Montpelier, Vermont
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It's hard to believe that the Little Giants life began here, but it did.

It's an interesting exhibit and an easy walk into the the village for lunch. After lunch stroll to... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Brandon, Vermont
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Sep 25, 2017
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Sep 6, 2017
“It's hard to believe that someone so famous ”
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...more
4 Grove St, Brandon, VT 05733-1002
+1 802-247-6401
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We found ourselves in Brandon at a time when the house was supposed to be open (and should have been open--a lovely fall Saturday afternoon). When we arrived, we found that it was closed. The operating hours were from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Grew up in this house in Brandon, Vermont. His father a middlebury grad and physician died when Douglas was a baby. His mom remarried when Douglas was about 16/17 and they headed west first to New York State then to Ohio and Springfield and Chicago,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 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...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank flatpickguitarusa
Reviewed July 28, 2016

The birthplace of presidential candidate Stephen Douglas (who lost to Abraham Lincoln!) has been restored and is now The Brandon Museum. It honors local history, the story of Stephen Douglas, the anti-slavery movement and how it grew in this small town, and the impact the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed November 14, 2014

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

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank BillyWoo
Reviewed October 1, 2014

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.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Bill M
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.

Date of experience: June 2014
1  Thank John M
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!

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank ladyfrobisher
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....More

Date of experience: May 2013
1  Thank Julie P
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...More

Date of experience: September 2012
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