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A Roaring ’20s New Year’s Celebration

Program Number: 15713RJ
Start and End Dates:
12/28/2013 - 1/2/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: White River Junction, Vermont
Price starting at: $849.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Holidays
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Vegetarian; Low Salt; None    

History and fun combine in picturesque Vermont for a New Year's celebration inspired by the life and times of Vermont's favorite native son, Calvin Coolidge. While you celebrate, enjoy scholarly insight into one of our most curious U.S. presidents and the influential music of his time: jazz. Take in a matinee at an Actor's Equity theater connected to the Roaring ’20s hotel in which you spend your nights.




Highlights

• Enjoy a lecture on fashion of the 1920s and an arts tour of White River Junction.
• Welcome the New Year with a lively dinner where you’ll dress in festive period attire while enjoying the music and dancing of the era.
• Enliven your experience with a Vermont storyteller, a square dance, a trip to a historic village, a ride and lunch in a one-room schoolhouse in the hill country.



Activity Particulars

Minimal standing and walking.



Period costumes must be brought from home. Accessories provided.




White River Junction

Named for its location as the meeting place of the White and Connecticut rivers, as well as the area’s railroad lines, this town on New Hampshire’s border boasts well-preserved, rural traditions and homesteads, as well as rich ecological diversity.



Accommodations
Comfortable Roaring 20's railroad hotel listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hotel Coolidge
  White River Junction, Vermont 5 nights
 Hotel Coolidge
Type: Hotel
  Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.
  Contact info: P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com
  Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone
  Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior:  Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates. Ask for special Road Scholar rate.
  Check in time: 3:00 AM
  Additional nights after:  Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates. Ask for special Road Scholar rate.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
4:00 - 6:00 pm in the hotel lobby. You will be staying at Hotel Coolidge that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends at 10:30 am in the hotel lobby. You will be staying at Hotel Coolidge the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Free at hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  White River Junction, Vermont
  Nearest city or town:  White River Junction, Vermont
  Nearest highway: I 91 and I 89
  Nearest airport:  Manchester, NH
  From End of Program
  Location: White River Junction, Vermont
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

White River Junction, VT

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
The hotel is within easy walking distance from the train station.
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

 

Distance:

 

The hotel is across from the train depot.

 

Manchester, NH

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

None - Car Required
Car Rentals
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5 

 

Distance:

 

76 miles

   

Manchester Airport has most major car rental companies on site.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Boston and Manchester airport) Take Interstate 93 North to Interstate 89 west. Continue until you cross the Connecticut River into Vermont. Get off immediately at first exit, White River Junction, Interstate 91 North. Keep right as you join Interstate 91 and get off immediately at Exit 11, White River Junction. Continue straight through first traffic lights. Go down hill 1/2 mile and straight through second traffic lights, following sign to White River Junction. Continue 1/4 mile to dead end and turn right. Hotel Coolidge is on your right.
  From the North (Burlington VT) Take Interstate 89 South. Get off at the Interstate 91 interchange just before you go into New Hampshire. Follow signs and keep left for Interstate 91 North. Then keep right as you join Interstate 91. Get get off immediately at Exit 11, White River Junction. Continue straight through first traffic lights. Go down hill 1/2 mile and straight through second traffic lights, following sign to White River Junction. Continue 1/4 mile to dead end and turn right. Hotel Coolidge is on your right.
  From the South Take Interstate 91 North into Vermont. Get off at Exit 11, White River Junction. Continue straight through first traffic lights. Go down hill 1/2 mile and straight through second traffic lights, following sign to White River Junction. Continue 1/4 mile to dead end and turn right. Hotel Coolidge is on your right.
  From the west Take Route 4 east through Vermont. When you reach White River Junction village, continue straight through traffic lights instead of turning left over bridge, following sign to White River Junction. Continue 1/4 mile to dead end and turn right. Hotel Coolidge is on your right.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Arrive between 4-6pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Evening orientation
(Saturday, December 28)
   
 Afternoon: 4:00 - 6:00 pm - room check-in and Road Scholar registration
 Dinner: 6:30 - Dinner in the Hotel Dining Room
 Evening: Welcome and orientation in hotel dining room
   
Accommodations: Hotel Coolidge
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Sunday, December 29)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room
 Morning: Lecture at hotel on Calvin and Grace Coolidge by history professor and author.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room..
 Afternoon: Field trip to working 19th century farm and museum in Woodstock, VT.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.
 Evening: Evening program - folk dance at the hotel.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Coolidge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Monday, December 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.
 Morning: Lecture at hotel on the history of White River Junction.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room.
 Afternoon: Arts tour of White River Junction, including a cartoon school, museum of oddities, and an artist's studio.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.
 Evening: Introduction to jazz and other music of the 1920's.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Coolidge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Tuesday, December 31)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.
 Morning: Lecture on fashion of the 1920's. Accessories made available for evening attire.
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room.
 Afternoon: Attend equity theater production in White River Junction.
 Dinner: Appetizers and cash bar to be followed by a New Year's Eve dinner in hotel dining room.
 Evening: Appetizers and cash bar to be followed by a New Year's Eve dinner and dance party with a 1920's theme.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Coolidge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Wednesday, January 1)
   
 Breakfast: Brunch in hotel dining room.
 Morning: Field trip and horse-drawn ride in the Vermont countryside.
 Lunch: Lunch during field trip.
 Afternoon: A few hours of free time.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room..
 Evening: See film of a Vermont theme and meet the film director.
   
Accommodations: Hotel Coolidge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Check out of hotel by 11am.
(Thursday, January 2)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.
 Morning: Storytelling and folksong performance at hotel.
 Lunch: Check out of hotel by 11am. Bag lunch to take with you.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  White River Junction, Vermont Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing
Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing 6 Baldwin St., Drawer 33 Montpelier, VT 05633-1301 Phone: 802-828-3676 E-mail: info@VermontVacation.com If you would like to order a travel packet to help plan your next trip to Vermont, use our on-line form To order your travel packet by phone, call our toll-free number: 1-800-VERMONT (US and Canada) For additional information, visit www.vermontvacation.com
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