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Calvin Coolidge Homestead, Plymouth

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Historic Site · Tourist Spot
The Coolidge Homestead, also known as Calvin Coolidge Homestead District or President Calvin Coolidge State Historical Site, was the childhood home of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge and the place where he took the presidential oath of office. Located in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, Coolidge lived there from age four in 1876 to 1887, when he departed for Black River Academy for education. He is buried in Plymouth Notch Cemetery not far from the home.
The home was bought by his father, John Coolidge, who expanded it from a simple -story farm house to its present size and appearance today.
Despite living most of his life in Northampton, Massachusetts, Calvin Coolidge often returned to the homestead to visit his family, and he was staying there when President Warren G. Harding died. Coolidge was sworn in by his father in the family parlor after taking the Oath of Office for the presidency. Due to his father's refusal to modernize the house it remains in the same condition, and in some cases with the same furnishings, as it was the night Coolidge took the oath. The Inaugural Room itself is behind glass, but a visitor can stand in an alcove and see the lamp, Bible, and table that were used in the ceremony, all placed in their historic positions.
The Homestead District includes: A Visitors CenterCoolidge HomesteadFarmer's MuseumWilder HouseWilder Horse BarnOld Coolidge Farmhouse/Florence Ciley General Store/Coolidge HallCoolidge Farm ShopPlymouth Cheese Factory (cheese making museum upstairs)One-Room SchoolhouseAzro Johnson HouseUnion Christian ChurchCarrie Brown Coolidge Garden (begun by the President's stepmother)Aldrich HouseTop of the Notch Cabins (1927 tourist accommodations)Brown Family FarmhousePlymouth Notch Cemetery
The district was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1965.
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  • Been here twice now. Latest time was on September 6,2020. Many of the building are closed because of Covid-19. Plymouth and the Homestead are situated in a beautiful mountain valley. Very good energy....  more »
  • I stumbled upon the Coolidge Homestead as o was driving along Route 4. So glad I stopped. Calvin Coolidge was the only Vermont born US President. It’s a beautiful setting with gorgeous old buildings.....  more »

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