Worth Knowing: Opening Weekend for 2018 at Justin Morrill State Historic Site in Strafford, VT
Guided Tours of Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site & National Historic Landmark.
New extended hours for 2018: May 26 through October 14, 2018—10AM-5PM, Wednesday-Sunday.
Guided tours of the 17-room Gothic Revival historic house by expert guides from the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation feature furnishings, fine art and decorative art owned by Senator Morrill. Self-guided interpretive signs lead visitors through exquisite 19th-century Victorian gardens exemplifying the Romantic Landscape Movement in America. Outbuildings include barns, blacksmith shop, icehouse and interpretive exhibits. Children enjoy our popular Fairy Village and walking trails.
Morrill served in the U.S. House and Senate from 1854 to 1898 and was chief sponsor of the 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Acts, making higher education possible for peoples from all walks of life. He also served on the Joint Committee on Reconstruction that drafted the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, affording equal protection under the law to all residents of the U.S. As Chairman of the Senate Commission on Public Grounds Morrill commissioned Frederick Law Olmsted to design the landscaping for the U.S. Capitol grounds.
Admission: Adults - $6.00, Children 14 years & under - free
Contact: 802-765-4484To arrange special tours (school visits and other groups) please contact the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation: 802-828-3051
Website for guided tours:http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/morrill
2018 program and event calendar: https://www.morrillhomestead.org/ Directions:https://www.morrillhomestead.org/visiting/
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