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Description - Constructed at the time of the Republic of Vermont, the schoolhouse is one of the few surviving 18th century buildings in the state. Its unusual exterior is of pine board cut to simulate stone block. Restored in 1968, the schoolhouse is furnished with memorabilia, including several desks dating from about 1800 and books used by school children of another century. Also on the grounds is the "town lattice type" Baltimore Covered Bridge, built in 1870. Open May 27 through October 8, 9:30 am to 5:00 p.m., closed Tuesday. Visitor information available.

Attractions - Constructed at the time of the Republic of Vermont, the schoolhouse is one of the few surviving 18th century buildings in the state. Its unusual exterior is of pine board cut to simulate stone block. Restored in 1968, the schoolhouse is furnished with memorabilia, including several desks dating from about 1800 and books used by school children of another century. Also on the grounds is the "town lattice type" Baltimore Covered Bridge, built in 1870.

A significant site improvement project, completed by forestry students at the Springfield Vocational Center, has restored scenic views of the Black River and provides enhanced, riverside picnic locations.

In addition to its historic and scenic attributes, the site offers regional travel information to the visiting public.

Recreation - Open May 27 through October 8, 9:30 am to 5:00 p.m., closed Tuesday.

Climate - Winter daytime temperatures average above 18 degrees Fahrenheit (above -8 Celsius). Summer daytime temperatures average above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (above 21 Celsius). Much of the state's precipitation is the result of snow, particularly throughout the mountains. The Places in History Travel Region has an average precipitation of more than 44 inches (more than 112 centimeters). However, along the eastern boundary of this region, precipitation drops between 36 and 40 inches (91 to 102 centimeters).

Location - The Eureka Schoolhouse and Baltimore Covered Bridge are located on Route 11, east of the town of Springfield and west of U.S. Route 5 and Exit 7 of I-91.


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Contact Information:
Agency of Commerce & Community Deve., Division for Historic Preservation, National Life Building, Drawer 20 , Montpelier, VT, 05620-0501, Phone: 802-828-3051

Additional Information:
Southern Vermont - Southern Vermont is also known as the Places in History Travel Region due to the historical significance prior to the Revolutionary War and beyond. The 20th century presented the famed artist Norman Rockwell and the city of Brattleboro boasts as the location where Rudyard Kipling produced his finest writings. Beautiful roadways lend themselves to the discovery of nearly a dozen covered bridges, many of which reside on the National Register of Historic Places.
Vermont State Parks and Forests - Vermont has over 50 state parks and over 2,200 campsites and shelters available for seasonal use. Most state parks permit cross-country skiing and several permit snowmobiling on designated routes. Vermont also offers over 35 state forests open for recreation use along with four rail trails and nearly a dozen historic sites.
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