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Part 2 of the New Girl's Presidential Homes Tour

Last week travel contributor Elaine Labalme recommended some presidential homes worth visiting. However, with forty-four U.S. presidents to choose from, there are more residences worth visiting.

Here are a few more presidential homes to add to your list of trips to take!

  • Val-Kill - Eleanor Roosevelt's cottage in Hyde Park, N.Y. was built in 1924 for Eleanor to visit year round when Springwood was closed for the season. 
  • Montpelier - This estate in Orange, Virginia was home to James and Dolley Madison. Tours take visitors through the mansion as well as a fraction of the grounds, which spans 2,650 acres. While you're there, check out the Annie duPont gardens, which was started in Madison's time, but renovated by duPont.
  • The Pierce Manse - The only home ever owned and lived in by Franklin Pierce is in Concord, N.H. and tours are given in the summer and fall. 
  • Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site - This house in Plymouth Notch, VT is the birthplace and boyhood home of the 30th President. It's also the place where Coolidge assumed his presidency and took the oath of office. Take a trip to visit one of the best preserved Presidential sites.
  • The Hermitage - This was Andrew Jackson's home from 1804-1845. Situated in Nashville, Tenn., the grounds consists of a mansion as well as a formal garden 1,000 acres of farm land that was used to produce cotton. 
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