The Vermont Mystique: Exploring What Makes the Green Mountain State Distinctive
Vermont is 75% forest and 100% unique. Come discover why as you visit the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, explore historic Woodstock and learn about art, culture, music and more!
Rating (5)
Program No. 2001RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Journey to Vermont to uncover the truth about a state with an aura that many Americans find compelling but don’t fully understand. Through, film, music, art and back-road rambles, demystify the Green Mountain State by experiencing its well-known landmarks, hidden-away haunts and the great range of people, politics and communities that fill the spaces in between. Meet local historians and university professors who unpack Vermont’s unique history as a haven for free-thinkers. View innovative documentary films about the state’s singular spirit and discuss them with the filmmakers. Learn about Vermont native son President Calvin Coolidge and First Lady Grace Coolidge, visit idyllic New England towns and explore historic homesteads and museums during your journey.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Some walking on the field trips. We can bring your travel seat on the field trips if needed.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Journey to the tiny mountain village of Plymouth Notch to explore the birthplace of Calvin Coolidge, America’s 30th President and Vermont’s best-known native son.
  • In a true gem among Vermont's villages, Woodstock, have lunch on the grounds of the Billings Farm and then explore the site’s exhibitions of New England agricultural heritage.
  • Visit the campus of Dartmouth College to see the famous Orozco Murals; explore the Sullivan Museum at Norwich University, the nation's oldest private military academy (and a Smithsonian Affiliate); 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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