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“Small but very interesting” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stephen A Douglas Birthplace

Stephen A Douglas Birthplace
Ranked #7 of 16 things to do in Brandon
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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
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
“Small but very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2012
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McDonough GA
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not much here, but good for history buffs”
3 of 5 bubbles 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 was stoked.

Visited June 2012
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Ashland, MA
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“History Rocks!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited June 2012
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4 Thank Bellefontaine
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vermont
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Lots of history here”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2012

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

Visited October 2011
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