Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation

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Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation

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“We review the past not in order that we may return to it but that we may find in what direction, straight and clear, it points into the future.” – Calvin Coolidge

Plymouth Notch, Vermont is the birthplace and boyhood home of Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States. It is also the place where he assumed the presidency as his father administered the oath of office by lamplight. The homestead – the site of this historic event – and in fact the entire village, remains virtually unchanged from the early 20th century.

Through its untouched beauty, it tells the simple, honest, complete story of Calvin Coolidge, American. The Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site ( is considered one of the best preserved Presidential sites in the nation, a distinction due in large part to the efforts of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation.

The historic site comprises over 600 bucolic acres including the hillside cemetery in which President Coolidge is now buried with the members of his family, the Union Christian Church (c. 1840), the Florence Cilley General Store, a one-room schoolhouse, the Aldrich House, the Wilder Barns, the Wilder House, and the cheese factory. The village is complete with the original artifacts so vital to the portrayal of its history - See more at:

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