Kids' Guide to the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites

 

ARCHITECTURAL VERMONT

 

Justin Morrill's Strafford home.   

Justin Morrill Homestead
        
Can you imagine a house that looks a bit like a lacy dress? Or a fancy dollhouse? Maybe you’ll have to see it to believe it! For something so fancy you may also be surprised to learn it was once part of a small farm.

The man who designed the house was the son of a blacksmith, and when he was just 15 years old he quit school to get job. Justin Morrill was very good at his job, and at other jobs too. He was elected to be a U.S. Representative and then U.S. Senator and helped make a law that would help others be able to go to college. He thought education was important, and he liked learning new things. Creating his Vermont house was part of his study of architecture and gardening.

Maybe it can be said that Senator Morrill was a dreamer who made his dreams come true. Do some dreaming yourself when you visit this magical place. 

For more information
http://historicsites.vermont.gov/directory/morrill
(802)765-4484
Open May 28 – October 10; Saturdays and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Adults $5.00; children 14 and under free.

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