2022 Vermont Group Tour Manual

HISTORIC VERMONT BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT Located in Bennington, the 306-foot monolith chronicles the Revolutionary War “Battle of Bennington”, where the Green Mountain Boys defeated the King’s troops in 1777 and turned the tide of the War. CHIMNEY POINT Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain at the foot of the Lake Champlain Bridge, Chimney Point explores the history of the area’s three earliest cultures—the Native American, French Colonial, and early American by showcasing the artifacts each left behind. HILDENE, THE LINCOLN FAIMLY HOME Historic home of Robert Lincoln, son of President Lincoln; southernmost stop on Vermont's African American Heritage Trail. Spectacular views, gardens, year -round trails, restored Pullman railcar, working farms, cheesemaking facility and educational programming. HUBBARDTON BATTLEFIELD The battle of Hubbardton, fought in the green hills of Hubbardton in the early morning of July 7, 1777, was the only Revolutionary War battle fought entirely in what would become Vermont soil. It is one of the most successful rear-guard actions in American history. It was here that British Lieutenant General John Burgoyne's seasoned and well-trained Regulars met the resistance and bravery of Americans in battle for the first time. MOUNT INDEPENDENCE Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the nation’s most significant Revolutionary War sites, offering six miles of trails along the archaeological remains of the fortification. Jointly owned and managed by the State of Vermont’s Division for Historic Preservation and the Fort Ticonderoga Association, Mount Independence documents the critical efforts to defend northern New York, New England, and the cause of American liberty. PRESIDENT CALVIN COOLIDGE HISTORIC SITE The Presiden t Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch preserves the birthplace and childhood home of Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. Vermont may be small, but it’s teeming with a rich history just waiting to be discovered. Historic trails and state historic sites allow visitors to explore museums and cultural areas that illuminate Vermont’s past. The African American Heritage Trail includes a stop at the Rokeby Museum in Ferrisburgh which has guided tours and multi-media exhibits that tell the stories of fugitives from slavery who were harbored by Vermont abolitionists. Hildene, the Lincoln Family Home in Manchester features a provocative exhibit of a restored 1903 Pullman palace car and explores the complex history behind the rise of America’s black middle class. Learn more and see all of the stops on the African American Heritage Trail online. 5 | Vermont Tourism Network