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“Mr. Cheese Man”

Calvin Coolidge Homestead
Ranked #3 of 5 things to do in Plymouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Santo
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Mr. Cheese Man”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

By chance on the Garmin, and a scenic trip up the mountain, we arrived at the home of Calvin Coolidge. If ever there were a barn, carriage, home, or place I could have of my own, this would be the place. Not only was I impressed with the view, the history of Mr. Coolidge, and his family is extremely worthy of open ears. I highly recommend you spend as much time as possible, and tour every square inch of the homestead. Take a picnic lunch, and break up the tour. Listen to the stories, shop at the neat Mercantile, go upstairs and see the dance hall, then follow the path to the Chapel where Sundays must have been a blessing to attend. Without giving away too many details, check out the home where life was created, and even though times were hard, love grew stronger. This is truly a must see.

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds and preservation of important history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

You can see the bed in which President Coolidge was born, as well as the woodshed where he chopped wood every morning at 4AM.

Visited July 2014
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Dundas, Canada
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32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a humbling experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Here is a simple memorial of a president who's most important goal was returning home. There is a graveyard nearby where he is buried and there is hardly anything to distinguish him from the common people buried there. We could all learn a bit about serving from this man. Definitely a must see for anyone passing through. We even got to meet the caretaker of the graveyard who gave us a very knowledgable lesson about the people buried there including the Coolidge's. Thanks for keeping this going.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Mike B
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Escondido, California
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280 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
“It's the gravesite that is unique!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

I will not duplicate what has been said in the helpful reviews on this site. I will add that I have seen every presidential gravesite in the United States. (As of this writing, that is 38 final resting places for the past leaders of the U.S.A.) President Calvin Coolidge's gravesite is the most humble burial site of all the U.S. presidents. Yes, you can see the magnificent memorials of Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois and James Garfield in Cleveland, Ohio. Then you have the eternal flame burning at John Kennedy's grave in Arlington National Cemetery. However, in a small unguarded cemetery in Vermont is found the simple gravesite of President Coolidge, who is buried next to generations of his family. The burial site is at Plymouth Notch Cemetery, right above a rural highway called Lynds Hill Road, which is near the well preserved historical sites of Calvin Coolidge's hometown. This area appears almost unchanged from the early 20th century. It is a beautiful place to visit in the fall. My girlfriend and I were here on October 10, 2013. Besides the serene environment and small town atmosphere, we relished the change of colors of the fall leaves. Enjoy!

Visited October 2013
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2 Thank MrLorin
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Salem MA
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Cal made a quilt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013

Yep, he hand-stitched it himself, frugal New Englander that he was, and you can see it here. The visitor center displays miniature furniture he constructed. A video in the old store shows him harvesting hay, a dab hand with a rake. Go, Cal. They don't build them like you anymore.

The house, the village, and the visitor center are informative and interesting. You get the vibe of a former era.

Visited August 2013
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