President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

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President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
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ffaith619
Columbus, OH33 contributions
Jun 2021
We got there late so we only had about 30 minutes to check things out. The price was wonderful and the lady working the desk felt bad we wouldn't get to see much so just asked for a donation. Definitely needed more time but learned quite a bit about President Coolidge. We had enough time for the museum and gift shop before they closed and then walked around the grounds and cemetery after the buildings were closed. We could have used about an hour to 1.5 hours to see everything.
Written July 4, 2021
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ATravellerLikeIggyPop
3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
If you are in this part of Vermont, go ahead and spend an hour or two at this site. It contains a modest museum and gift shop, but the focus of your visit should be the Coolidge Residence itself and the village of Plymouth Notch, whose layout and buildings have not changed much over the last century. You can get a 40-minute guided tour of the village. Fair value for the money, although I suspect that you would have to go to his presidential library in Massachusetts to get a full sense of his professional life. But seeing the place of his upbringing does help one to understand his (now-vanished ?) brand of New England Republicanism.
Written June 27, 2021
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buckeyebear25
Ravenna, OH212 contributions
Jul 2021
We had a very informative tour guide. We learned a lot about Calvin. We saw buildings were he grew up. It is hard to believe that a president came from such humble beginnings. It just goes to show that with hard work, education, determination and the grace of God, one can accomplish great things. There is a small gift shop and an indoor museum and 15 minute movie in addition to walking the grounds with the guide.
Written July 31, 2021
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jeff77664
Downingtown, PA437 contributions
Aug 2021
Went here in late August.

Have been to other president related sites (LJB in Texas as an example).
Found this to be really interesting.
Staff was friendly. Tour is about 45 minutes and goes over history of Calvin Coolidge
Alot of buildings are open
Recommend to take the tour if you have time.
Written October 17, 2021
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Pbgfoodie
Palm Beach Gardens, FL165 contributions
Oct 2020
A special treat to have Bill Jenny, the site director, give us our tour of the site. He was extremely knowledgeable and personable -he made the site come alive. You could picture young Calvin performing his chores around the town as it has not changed since he lived there, All the artifacts are original-so rare in many of these sites. The exhibits are clear and entertaining with many photographs and interactive displays. Due to COVID many of the buildings are closed so we must return for another visit.
Written October 9, 2020
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mbpman
River Forest Illinois73 contributions
Oct 2021
This was the unexpected highlight of a week in Vermont. You have to go there to appreciate how a boy from this small, small dot on the map rose to such prominence by way of small town virtues, hard work and ethics. The docents were excellent. Do not miss the cemetery. Again, we find a President of the United States buried in nice, proper cemetery with generations of his family and with other nearby town folk. The house in which was sworn in as President is there for your perusal. I am jaded, but this place made me proud to be an American.
Written October 9, 2021
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_revrandy3795
Bradford, NH52 contributions
Aug 2020
The Coolidge Homestead and grounds were a lot more interesting and enjoyable than I anticipated. I particularly appreciated the fact that the Coolidge home had not changed at all since he was sworn into office there by his father in 1923. Often, when visiting historic sites, the furnishings are approximations of what would have been there. Here, what you see is what was there when Coolidge was alive.
The house itself is small, cozy and wonderfully unimpressive. That an American president could come from such a humble place I found to be inspiring and encouraging.
The surrounding buildings are also interesting. I particularly appreciated the two barns, which give you a clear glimpse into what it was like to live in rural Vermont in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
It should also be noted that this is a beautiful area and a great place for walks.
Finally, and certainly for some most importantly, there is the Plymouth Artisan Cheese shop, which was founded by Coolidge's son John. The cheeses are made there and are reputed to be excellent. At least Julie Child thought so!
This is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon.
Written August 23, 2020
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angeleyes27
Brigantine, NJ4,858 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
This village is left like a time piece back to the days when Calvin Coolidge lived here. There is a visitor center which has a movie, a church which offers programs, and Coolidge’s father’s cheese factory where you can still buy cheese. Unfortunately they only had large pieces of cheese. It wasn’t crowded when we were there.
Written October 24, 2021
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Queenstravelbuff
New York City12,347 contributions
Jul 2021
Ill admit I found this place a bit Humorous. Coolidge Nickname was Silent Cal . Seeing a Banner saying Plymouth, VT Birthplace of Calvin Coolidge was kinda funny.

Its actually a very quaint and quiet area, Defiantly worth a stop between Eastern and Western Vermont, Its actually pretty amazing that a US president came from such a place in the Middle of Nowhere
Written July 5, 2021
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Jodnay
Seekonk, MA220 contributions
Feb 2020
We were in the area for a winter mini vacation. As the Coolidge Historic Site (Plymouth Notch) has lots of open fields, the skiing and snowshoeing was enjoyable. Adjacent to the site is a spur of the V.A.S.T. snowmobile trail, so we explored part of that as well. We will need to return during the summer.
Written March 1, 2020
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