Stephen A Douglas Birthplace

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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Melby
Sudbury, VT44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Covered bridges exhibit in July at Brandon Museum / Stephen A Douglas House. Yes, this is the house in which “the little giant” was born in 1813. Yes, it is a museum about Stephen A. Douglas and the early founders of Brandon, VT. But go the July 2024 (Thursday 11-4, Friday 11-4, Sat & Sun 1-4) and see the exhibit featuring covered bridges of Vermont, and Brandon. The only remaining covered bridge in Brandon is 1.5 miles from the museum. Special program at 1 pm on 7/13/2024.
Written July 9, 2024
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Lee L
Valhalla, NY2,143 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
I stopped here on my way to Burlington. I was surprised to find out that Stephen Douglas was born here before making his way west. This is the headquarters of the town's historical society, so they have exhibits on the town in addition to Douglas. They tell a little bit of his life and the history of the town. Limited hours but there is not charge so if you are passing thru stop in.
Written November 2, 2023
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huntejk
Atlanta, GA871 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 GA172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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, VT95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
vermont328 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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BillyWoo
Berea, KY18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, CA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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