2020 Vermont Tourism Network Guide

– 69 – Visit VermontTourismNetwork.com for more information about Vermont and these businesses. CENTRAL VERMONT STATE HISTORIC SITE Mount Independence State Historic Site, Orwell A Revolutionary War Site Discover what life was like for thousands of Revolutionary War soldiers at the fort atop Mount Independence. Built to guard against a British attack from Canada, the fort was manned from 17761777. Named by American troops in honor of the Declaration of Independence, this National Historic Landmark is one of the least disturbed Revolutionary War sites in the U.S. An extensive trail system including a handicapped­ accessible trail and interpretive signage offers a true “soft adventure” experience. Visitors enjoy beautiful scenery while exploring the archaeological remains of this 300+ acre site. The Museum chronicles the story of the site with exhibits featuring artifacts and interactive displays. Amenities include a museum shop, picnic tables, accessible trail and accessible restrooms. Dates of Operation: Late May – MidOctober, daily, 10 AM – 5 PM Group Policy and Rates: Preregistered groups of 10 or more: $3.00 per person (reservations required). Site Location: 497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell, VT 05760 Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator, 8149 Rte. 17W, Addison, VT elsa.gilbertson@vermont.gov • 8027592412 • historicsites.vermont.gov/mountindependence  STATE HISTORIC SITE President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth Plymouth Notch Historic District One of the best preserved presidential birthplaces in the nation, Plymouth Notch is virtually unchanged since the early 1900s. This rural Vermont village includes the homes of Calvin Coolidge’s family and neighbors, a general store, church, cheese factory and the 1924 Summer White House office. Calvin Coolidge was born here in 1872 and was sworn in as our 30th president in the family homestead in 1923. He is buried in the town cemetery with seven generations of his family. Thirteen buildings are open to the public, as are the surrounding grounds and gardens. A major interactive, multimedia permanent exhibition in the new Coolidge Museum & Education Center uses Coolidge’s own words, objects from his life and period newsreels to tell the story of how a boy from rural Plymouth Notch became President of the United States. The Wilder House Restaurant serves lunch and can accommodate 45. Other amenities include a museum shop, picnic tables and accessible restrooms. Dates of Operation: Late May – MidOctober, daily, 10 AM – 5 PM Group Policy: Preregistered groups of 10 or more: $7.00 per person (reservations required) Physical Address: 3780 Route 100A, Plymouth Notch, VT 05056 Contact: William Jenney, Regional Historic Site Administrator, william.jenney@vermont.gov • 8026723773 historicsites.vermont.gov/calvincoolidge *Photo credit: Alois Mayer 

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