2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

VERMONT EDUCATIONAL/STUDENTTRAVELTOVERMONT – 6 – It’s the perfect combination of fun and education. Historic sites chronicle American history, the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Underground Railroad and more. 70+ Attractions keep travelers interested as they fly down the mountain on a coaster ride, view shipwrecks on the bottom of Lake Champlain and learn the process of maple sugaring. Outdoor experiences from skiing and riding, ropes courses to kayaking, hiking to Segway rides keep them engaged. History • Bennington BattleMonument , Bennington – 306foot monolith chronicling the RevolutionaryWar “Battle of Bennington”, where the GreenMountain Boys defeated the King’s troops in 1777 and turned the tide of theWar. • Chimney Point , Addison – Native American, French and early Vermont heritage. Walk the Champlain Bridge across the Lake. • Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home , Manchester – Abraham Lincoln’s descendants lived here until 1975. Lincoln memorabilia, 1903 Pullman Car, African American history site. • Hubbardton Battlefield , Hubbardton – RevolutionaryWar site where in 1777 the first battles resisting the British invasion in the north was fought. • Lake ChamplainMaritimeMuseum , Vergennes – Shipwrecks, archeology, RevolutionaryWar, War of 1812, Native American history. • Mount Independence , Orwell – RevolutionaryWar history was made here. Discover what life was like for soldiers atopMount Independence. • President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site , Plymouth – Presidential birthplace, virtually unchanged since the 1900’s. 1924 summer White House, interactive exhibit. • RokebyMuseumNational Historic Site , Ferrisburgh – Nationally significant Underground Railroad site. Exhibition tracing the story of two fugitive slaves who called Rokeby home. • Vermont African American Heritage Trail , statewide –Many sites explore the lives of Vermont’s African Americans and Vermonters who worked for issues of equality and freedom. • Vermont State House , Montpelier – View one of our nation’s oldest and bestpreserved state capitols. Science • Agricultural tours , statewide – Dairy farms, maple sugarhouses, cheesemaking and more. • Birds of Vermont Museum , Huntington – 500+ woodcarvings of Vermont birds in typical habitats. • Chazy Reef, Isle LaMotte World’s most biologically diverse 480 million year old reef revealing embedded fossil shells. • Rock of Ages Granite Quarries , Barre/Graniteville – Visit the 600 ft deep quarries. Learn about the geology of granite. • UVMMorgan Horse Farm , Weybridge – Home of America’s first breed of horse. Morgan horses, foals training and history. • Vermont MarbleMuseum , Proctor – History, geology and uses of marble in art, architecture and industry. Fun and Teambuilding • Jay Peak Resort , Jay – Indoor waterpark; hockey arena; aerial tram; rock climbing; sports tournament fields; skiing/riding. • Killington Resort , Killington – Hiking, mountain biking, golf, skiing/riding, tubing; fourseason. • LakeMorey Resort , Fairlee – Kayaks, canoes, pontoon boats, golf, hiking, Nordic ice skating, snowshoeing, marshmallow roasts, movie theater. • Mount Snow Resort , Wilmington – Mountain biking, hiking, scenic chairlift rides, golf, camps, skiing and riding and more. • OkemoMountain Resort , Ludlow – Mountain Coaster, ropes course, zip line, bungee jumping, Segway, skiing/riding, ice skating and more. • Sugarbush Resort , Warren – Mountain biking; disc golf; zip line, cycling, rock climbing, skiing and riding and more. For details and information about these sites contact Vermont Tourism Network, kballard@vtchamber.com