Vermont/New Hampshire
Historic Homes, Gardens and Country Farms of Vermont and New Hampshire
Learn about the historic properties of Vermont and New Hampshire alongside experts as you visit colonial homes, preserved gardens, national parks and a working 19th-century farm.
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Program No. 21415RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

Set out across two northern New England states to discover an array of historic properties, from humble homesteads to magnificent mansions — plus several bountiful working farms. Venture from the rural Champlain Valley to lively Portsmouth on the New Hampshire Seacoast, learning about prominent and everyday Americans — from Green Mountain Boy Ethan Allen and President’s son Robert Todd Lincoln to farmers working in the Vermont of a century ago. Enjoy time to drop in on New England towns and their farms, flower growers and kitchen gardens.
Activity Level
Up to two hours of moderate walking and standing each day, sometimes on uneven and unpaved surfaces.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover architecture from the late-18th to the early-20th centuries, including the Ethan Allen Homestead, dating back to 1787, and the Park-McCullough House, an expertly preserved Victorian mansion.
  • Visit Shelburne Farms, a 1,400-acre, nonprofit working farm practicing sustainable agriculture, and the historic Billings Farm in Woodstock, a working dairy farm and museum of Vermont rural heritage.
  • In Portsmouth, New Hampshire, enjoy visits to two historic houses as well as the Strawbery Banke Museum, a living-history museum that tells the story of a community over the course of 250 years.
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James Dassatti
James Dassatti is the executive director of the Vermont Living History Association and states that he “lives to teach.” A graduate of Norwich University in Vermont, James instructs Road Scholar programs on Lake Champlain history and the American Revolution.
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