Here’s a quick pop quiz. Do you know who Millard Fillmore was? Did you answer that he was one of the Presidents of the United States? If you did, then you passed to the next question. When was he president? On our recent road trip, we took a few minutes to stop and walk around the Milard Fillmore Presidential Site in East Aurora, New York and learn more about this early president.
Learning about Millard Fillmore
President Millard Fillmore is not one of the most famous US Presidents. Most students grow up knowing the first, the current and of course the names of some of the popular, icons like Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, John F Kennedy or Ronald Reagan. But Millard Fillmore is not one that typically gets alot of time in class. Since we were only an hour away from the Millard Fillmore Presidential Site, we knew we had to take the time to walk around and take some pictures. We were there too early on a weekend morning to tour the home but we still took the time to walk around the garden and look at the house.
Millard Fillmore, who served as the 13th president of the United States from 1850 and 1853, began his law and political career in East Aurora, New York. Millard Fillmore built the house in 1826 for his bride Abigail. One of only 10 National Historic Landmarks in Erie County, besides the White House, it is the only remaining house of the 13th President.
Interesting fact: Millard Fillmore, a member of the Whig party, was the last President not to be affiliated with either the Democratic or Republican parties. Taken from Whitehouse.gov
Visit Millard Fillmore Presidential Site
24 Shearer Avenue
East Aurora, NY 14052