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Vermont: The Green Mountain State from Pioneers to Modern Politics

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Discover the unique character of the Green Mountain State through the intriguing story of its development from rural backwater to 21st-century leader in politics and education. Experience live performances by an award-winning film director, and a folksong artist and singing troubadour, each of whom offers a unique perspective on Vermont via the performing arts. Enjoy a contra dance with a caller and live music -- no experience needed! Discover Fred Tuttle, a unique national sensation in elective politics, and visit picture-postcard villages and idyllic countryside on three field trips that illuminate Vermont history.


• Journey to the tiny mountain village of Plymouth Notch for expert-led interpretation of the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th President and Vermont’s best-known native son.
• In the gem of all Vermont's villages, Woodstock, have lunch on the grounds of the Billings Farm and then join National Park Service staff for an exploration of the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller mansion.
• Visit the campus of Dartmouth College to see the famous Orozco Murals and return via the homestead of long-serving U.S. Senator Justin Smith Morrill, author of the Land-Grant Colleges Act.

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Some walking on the field trips. We can bring your travel seat on the field trips if needed.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances


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