We invite you to visit the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, where our thirtieth president was born, grew up, returned to, and was sworn in as president by his father. The Coolidge Foundation partners with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation to present a wide variety of educational programs on Coolidge’s life and times. You can visit the site when it is fully open from May to October, or wander this 19th century village at any time. Events and programs are offered to all age groups.
History Exploration Programs are available for groups of all ages: school, home school, youth groups, clubs, and adults. Visit includes a tour of the authentic 19th century village, including Coolidge’s Birthplace and Homestead, barns, general store, working cheese factory, church, school house, with hands-on activities, museum, and cemetery. History Exploration Programs, adapted to suit your special interests, are held from May through October.
We can schedule a special visit for your group to the President Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center even when the rest of the site is closed. You’ll see the award-winning permanent exhibit “More Than Two Words”: Life and Times of President Coolidge, then head downstairs for activities in the Coolidge Classroom. Let us know any special topics you’d like to highlight and we’ll do our best to make the connections (for example, a book club reading a biography of Grace Coolidge or a school group learning about voting rights). We’ll walk around the quiet village and then give you a voucher to return when the buildings are open.
Be sure to print out our Meet Calvin Coolidge and share it with your students to orient them to the Historic Site!