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Stephen A Douglas Birthplace

4 Grove St, Brandon, VT 05733-1002
+1 802-247-6401
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It's hard to believe that the Little Giants life began here, but it did.

It's an interesting exhibit and an easy walk into the the village for lunch. After lunch stroll to... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Brandon, Vermont
A Small Gem in a Rural Vermont Town

The birthplace of presidential candidate Stephen Douglas (who lost to Abraham Lincoln!) has been... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
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The Brandon Museum at the historic Stephen A Douglas Birthplace celebrates the history and lives of early Brandon residents in a first generation Vermont home and follows the national crisis ofthe mid 1800s and the anti-slavery movement and how it impactedone Vermont town. 802-247-6401. Free admission
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“history” (6 reviews)
“movement” (2 reviews)
4 Grove St, Brandon, VT 05733-1002
+1 802-247-6401
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

It's an interesting exhibit and an easy walk into the the village for lunch. After lunch stroll to the civil war monument near to the Brandon inn. Even though he was a Vermonter I'm glad he didn't win the presidency. He would have died in...More

1  Thank flatpickguitarusa
Reviewed 29 July 2016

The birthplace of presidential candidate Stephen Douglas (who lost to Abraham Lincoln!) has been restored and is now The Brandon Museum. It honors local history, the story of Stephen Douglas, the anti-slavery movement and how it grew in this small town, and the impact the...More

Thank RHS1946
Reviewed 14 November 2014

Full of history and drama. A must for anyone who has ever competed in Lincoln Douglas debate. The drive was nice and the time was well spent

1  Thank BillyWoo
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Shows how the town has grown and how it's past was against slavery 50 years before the Civil War. Good photos and docent was knowledgeable.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The guide met us at the door and took us on a walk through. We were able to see many historic items and also watch several videos available. Lots of brochures and suggestions also.

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Aside from being a small informative museum, there is a public restroom. The house has been lovingly restored and tourists can find information about local attractions as well as Brandon. Worth a stop!

2  Thank lady frobisher
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Great little house with interesting details about both Brandon, VT and Stephen Douglas. Saw a super video about Brandon's role in the Civil War. The house has some interesting features - original windows and staircase. Definitely worth a stop if you are in the area....More

1  Thank Julie P
Reviewed 16 May 2013

The Chamber did a very nice job of restoring this building located on US Route 7 at the north end of Brandon, VT. Very nice displays documenting Brandon's history. During the summer months there are docents volunteering their time to aid visitors in making the...More

1  Thank Mei Mei B
Reviewed 4 August 2012

Although not a destination type attraction, we were in the area and like history and couldn't pass this up. Although small, it has a very good little museum on both Douglas and Brandon and we learned quite a bit. Volunteer was very knowledgable.

6  Thank huntejk
Reviewed 8 July 2012

There's not much here, in fact the only real artifact is a chest of drawers made by Douglas. (Never knew he apprenticed as a cabinetmaker as a teen.) But the exhibits told us about Douglas and Brandon's role in the abolitionist movement. Even though I...More

3  Thank burns41
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