Whether you want to step back in time to the Victorian era or hike through the Appalachian Trail, Southern Vermont has it all. And during Memorial Day Weekend, the area has even more to offer for visitors and locals alike. So if you’re going to be in Southern Vermont this Memorial Day, check out some of the events and attractions you can attend during your stay:
In the early morning of August 3, 1923, President Warren G. Harding died. A few hours later, Vice President Calvin Coolidge took the oath of office in the sitting room of this farmhouse, becoming the 30th President of the United States. Located in Plymouth Notch, the farmhouse was also Coolidge’s boyhood home, and now Coolidge’s Homestead is open to visitors who want to learn more about America’s history and its 30th President.
Rockingham Meeting House
Also known as the Old North Meeting House, the Rockingham Meeting House is the oldest surviving meeting house in America. It was built between 1787 and 1801, and it functioned as both a church and town hall for the growing village of Rockingham, Vermont. While it sat unused for many years, it is nonetheless one of the most well-preserved meeting houses in the country. Walking through it is sure to give you a real taste of America’s post-Revolutionary life.
When you’re not touring some of America’s greatest historical sites, you can always experience Vermont’s natural wonders. The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world, crossing through fourteen states and drawing over 3 million people a year. It’s not only a great hiking trail, but a conservation effort to preserve and protect America’s natural world and wildlife.
Ludlow Farmers Market
The Ludlow Farmers Market opens right on Memorial Day Weekend, and it provides access to some of the freshest, locally-grown products you can find in Southern Vermont. The Ludlow Farmers Market doesn’t just provide produce, but also meat and dairy products, along with locally-made baked goods. With over 30 local vendors, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from.
Memorial Day Parade
It isn’t Memorial Day Weekend if you don’t attend a Memorial Day Parade. Consider attending Chester, Vermont’s Memorial Day Parade. It’s a great way to honor our troops and have fun with our friends and family.
This is just a taste of some of the attractions and events you can experience while staying in Southern Vermont. There’s plenty more the area has to offer, so if you’re planning a visit this Memorial Day Weekend, think about staying at Fullerton Inn & Restaurant. Located in Chester, you have wide access to plenty events in and around the area. Contact us today to book your reservation!