Caldwell Things to Do
President Grover Cleveland Memorabilia
If, like me, you wish to visit some place connected to every US President, then this is the one to choose for the 22nd (and 24th?) one. Although Cleveland only lived here for the first four years of his life (his family moved to near Utica at that time), the house is mostly original to that time AND has a large collection of authentic family items. In the room where Grover was born, you can see the very rocker his mother rocked him with. In the room devoted to his adult life; you can see his actual marriage record (signed in the White House by him and his bride, who was 27 years his junior), the childhood clothes of their infant "Baby Ruth," and the chair he used in the Oval Office. Most of the items are period pieces or reproductions, but you can definitely catch a sense of life in the 1830s.
Admission and parking are free (donations accepted), as are guided tours by a HIGHLY knowledgeable, articulate, and enjoyable staff members.Related to:
- Historical Travel