History & More at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead

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There are plenty of things to do near Woodstock, Vermont. From beautiful hikes at the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historical Park to stunning scenic drives in the surrounding countryside, there’s so much to see, do, and admire about this quaint Village. However, perhaps one of the most underrated things to do near Woodstock, VT, is visiting the historic Calvin Coolidge Homestead.

The historic Calvin Coolidge Homestead is about 20 minutes southwest of Woodstock in Plymouth, a town famous, like so many others in Vermont, for its cheese. Not only is the Calvin Coolidge Homestead a place of historical importance, but it’s also beautiful. This meticulously preserved site offers a glimpse into the early 20th-century rural Vermont life and the humble beginnings of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. 

At the site, you’ll find various exhibits and artifacts that offer insight into the life of this American President. More than that, the Calvin Coolidge Homestead offers an authentic representation of American perseverance, simplicity, and the values that shaped our young nation. Here, you’ll see firsthand the legacy of leadership and the enduring spirit of Vermonters. When you’re done exploring this aspect of Vermont’s past, we invite you to return to the contemporary comfort of our Woodstock, VT, hotel

The Jackson House Inn has its own storied history, one of timeless elegance that today meets visitors with a contemporary grace and offers a lodging experience unparalleled in Vermont. Our timeless appeal will leave you relaxed, refreshed, and ready for another exquisite adventure in charming Woodstock. We offer so much more than a comfortable place to rest your head at night. This year, treat yourself to the elegant Jackson House Inn experience. Book your room at our top-rated Woodstock, VT hotel today! 

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The historic Calvin Coolidge Homestead Near Woodstock, Vermont

Visit The Historic Calvin Coolidge Homestead

In the modest sitting room of this rural home, Calvin Coolidge took his oath of office, thus becoming the 30th President of the United States. The table, Bible, and kerosene lamp used in the inauguration are on display in this sitting room today. This home was his birthplace and boyhood home, and though more than 100 years have passed since that moment, what stands today at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead is a testament to this enduring American legacy. 

Our nation’s history aside, the Calvin Coolidge Homestead is also a place where Vermont’s pastoral beauty has been preserved in a state of timeless grace. The homestead is surrounded by the rolling hills and verdant forests typical of rural Vermont and is part of a greater part of Vermont that remains largely untouched. The result is that a visit to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead offers visitors a glimpse into the rural life in America – and the upbringing that shaped the President’s views and policies, and thus, our nation. 

The original boyhood home is one of the many preserved buildings at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead. In addition to the home, you’ll find several well-preserved buildings in the great community, including his father’s general store, the church he attended, other significant historic homes, and the Plymouth Artisan Cheese, which was started by Coolidge’s father and still stands as the country’s oldest cheddar. Inside the home, you’ll find original furnishings and personal belongings of the Coolidge family, adding to the authenticity and bringing history to life in a way only a few places can do. 

Guided tours at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead offer unique insights into his life, his ascension to the Presidency, and the impact his leadership had on the nation. We also encourage you to take the time to explore the surrounding property and walking trails in the area. 

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Plymouth Cheese at the Calvin Coolidge Homestead Near Woodstock, Vermont

More Great Things to Do Near Woodstock, Vermont

As interesting as a visit to the Calvin Coolidge Homestead is, it’s just one of the many things worth doing when visiting us in Woodstock. Whether you’ve been here before or have somehow managed to escape this town’s undeniable appeal until now, we’d love to host you at our upscale Woodstock, VT hotel for a getaway that will surely become an indelible memory. 

Woodstock is one of the most picturesque villages in Vermont. There are four seasons of things to do in Woodstock and the surrounding countryside, from relishing the warmth of the summer sun in our backyard to embracing the sights, sounds, and spirits of Christmas in Woodstock. Underpinning it all is the grace and elegance of our top-rated Woodstock, VT hotel. 

There’s a year of fun adventures stretching out before us, so we’ve compiled a few highlights and favorite things to do in Woodstock, VT.

  1. No trip to Woodstock is complete without visiting the Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park and the Billings Farm  & Museum. It’s the only national Park in Vermont, offers miles of scenic hiking trails, and a fantastic glimpse into a working farm and heritage museum. No wonder it’s one of the most popular things to do in Woodstock! 
  2. If you visit the Calvin Coolidge Homestead, you’ll undoubtedly get a taste of delicious Vermont Cheese from Plymouth Artisan Cheese. Of course, it’s just one of many great cheese shops in the area, but you can find a fantastic selection of cheese and other local artisan products at the Woodstock Farmer’s Market
  3. A major attraction in the area is the Quechee Gorge – the deepest gorge in the state of Vermont. While you’re taking in the views here, don’t miss a visit to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science and the Simon Pearce flagship store and restaurant – a fantastic place for lunch and dinner. 
  4. Enjoy walking the historic streets of downtown Woodstock and do some shopping at some of our favorite stores, including Yankee Bookshop, The Woodstock Gallery, F.H. Gillingham & Sons, Woody’s Mercantile, Shackleton Thomas, Farmhouse Pottery, and Focus, a Vermont Gallery, among others.
  5. We’d love to treat you to a delicious house-made cocktail in our tavern or serve a glass of wine or beer to you on our gorgeous grounds, but we also recommend visiting Long Trail Brewing in Bridgewater or enjoying a tasting at Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier. 
  6. Vermont’s natural beauty is breathtaking, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than by taking one of these scenic drives in Vermont – especially if you’re here during peak fall foliage. 
  7. Hike or bike your way through the scenic countryside surrounding Woodstock! We’d be more than happy to recommend a route or trail for you. 
  8. Take a tour of Vermont covered bridges in the area. There are quite a few, including some right here in Woodstock. 

With so many great things to do in Woodstock and the surrounding area, is it any wonder why this town is such an enduringly popular getaway destination? Treat yourself to something special this year, and book your room at our top-rated Woodstock, VT hotel today! 

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