Vermont December 23, 2016
You’ll Want To Visit These 9 Houses In Vermont For Their Incredible Pasts
Vermont history runs deep, and we are the kind of folk who take pride in preserving our past. These houses have incredible pasts that you’re going to want to check out. See how these places have changed the course of history.
1. Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home - Manchester
Built in 1905 by Robert Lincoln, this historic home on 412 acres is magnificent. It is said that the ghost of Mary Todd Lincoln still resides here.
2. General John Strong Mansion - Addison
This stately home of Revolutionary War patriot is not just a museum, it is the headquarters for the Daughters of the American Revolution.
3. Calvin Coolidge's Birthplace - Plymouth Notch
Visit the childhood home of the thirtieth President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. This is where he took the presidential oath of office and was sworn in by his father (who was a notary public) in the middle of the night in the parlor.
4. Justin Smith Morrill Homestead - Strafford
Justin Smith Morrill is most widely remembered today for the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act, as well as being one of the founders of the Republican Party.
5. Old Constitution House and Museum - Windsor
This mid 18th century house was where the Vermont constitution was signed.
6. Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial - South Royalton
Visit the birthplace of the Prophet Joseph Smith, the first latter-day prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A granite monument stands 38 1/2 feet tall, one foot for every year of his life.
7. Wilson Castle - Proctor
The Wilson Castle was home to the Wilson family for five generations. It is presently part of a non profit that is dedicated to preserving this architectural masterpiece.
8. Park McCullough House - North Bennington
The Park McCullough House, built in 1864, is arguably the finest intact Victorian mansion in New England.
9. Old Stone House Museum - Brownington
The Old Stone House, also known as Athenian Hall, was built in 1836 by Alexander Twilight, the nation's first African-American college graduate.
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