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Lodging: Brandon InnMeals Included: Dinner
After the field trip, we travel to Vermont's chief city, Burlington.Lunch: Lunch is on your own today at the historic Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, VT. Your Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. This award-winning, open-air mall is a hub of activity where you’ll find historical architecture, year-round festivals, street entertainers, music, and many places to dine.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP:Situated on a small promontory just above the Winooski River out of reach of flood waters in Burlington's Intervale is a small, unassuming frame house. Its style is what real estate agents today would call “Cape Cod.” Modern siding makes it look quite ordinary, but this house has stood there for 192 years. No marker identifies it; tourists do not swarm about it. Yet its identity has never been actually lost. Sitting in untouched surroundings, out of site of a new development off North Avenue and visible now from the “Beltline”, this modest farm house was the last home of General Ethan Allen, Vermont's revolutionary hero. It was built by him and in it he died.
WALKING FIELD TRIP: Historic Brandon. Returning to Brandon, enjoy an expert-led guided walk beginning at the birthplace of Stephen A Douglas, one of America’s most prominent 19th Century statesmen, that is now the Brandon Museum. Trace the story of the town and its people from its beginnings to the modern age. We will see some of the most important houses, study their architecture, and peer into private gardens.Dinner: Dinner at the Inn features dishes prepared by the inn's award-winning, Austrian-trained Executive Chef, Louis Pattis, who is also the owner.Evening: MOVIE NIGHT: Relax with new Road Scholar friends as we enjoy a recent movie together in the living room of the Inn.Lodging: Brandon InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
At the conclusion of the field trip, we travel to the charming town of Woodstock.
FREE TIME: Finish the day with free time to explore lovely Woodstock on your own. Don’t miss the centerpiece Woodstock Inn and the Middle Covered Bridge.Dinner: Enjoy the chef's use of fresh local ingredients in the Dining Room of the Inn.Evening: FREE EVENING: Relax before a full field trip day tomorrow and share your favorite experiences so far with new Road Scholar friends.Lodging: Brandon InnMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner