Historical Vermont Museums and Planetariums
Vermont is fortunate to have some of the most interesting museums in the United States. Rich in history and full of surprises is how we can best describe the amazing selection of Vermont Museums you have to consider. This small New England state is big on history, culture and individuality. Some of the special people that have lived here (Alexander Webb) and live here today have the foresight to share ideas and creations for all generations to enjoy. Ask us about VT Museums or share your Vermont museum comments. To feature your business in Vermont Living, contact us.
Vermont is blessed with great natural beauty and wonder. A fact known to just about every Vermonter and tourist. Vermont’s Museums – the other wonders located here come as a surprise to many; tourists and residents alike.
Of course most are familiar with the outstanding Shelburne Museum, but it is the lesser known museums and science centers around the state that tend to surprise most.
In the Champlain Valley Region, The University of Vermont’s Fleming Museum is a must see. This incredible museum houses the state’s premier collection of art and anthropological artifacts. The Fleming Museum is more than 70 years old and is located on the campus of the University of Vermont – one of the nation’s oldest universities.
The Fleming Museum comprises an extraordinary range of more than 20,000 works of art including; paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and artifacts. Some of the works and artifacts are centuries old. The University of Vermont began collecting in the 1820s.
Finding the Fleming Museum is easy; The museum is just a few minutes from Downtown Burlington or from I-89 ex. 14w. Fleming Museum is located at 61 Colchester Avenue. Click here for more information.
Also in the Champlain Valley is the seasonally open Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. This unique Vermont museum opened its doors in 1986. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is a must-see for anyone interested in history, shipwrecks, and boating. The museum began in an original Vermont historic stone schoolhouse and has grown to more than a dozen buildings, a shipyard in Burlington and three full-scale wooden replica vessels. We are a non-profit museum in Vergennes, Vermont with a mission to study, preserve and share the rich history and archaeology of Lake Champlain.
Travel across Vermont to find the Montshire Museum of Science. Located on Montshire Road, (exit 13, off I-91 North) in Norwich, this marvelous museums is a great place to spend a few hours. Children will especially enjoy the hands-on exhibits of science, nature, animals, and astronomy. The Montshire Museum is open year round – a good place to visit when the weather won’t cooperate for outdoor fun.
Champlain Valley VT Museums
Burlington, Middlebury, St. Albans, the Islands of NW Vermont
North Central VT Museums
Montpelier, Barre, Randolph, Waterbury, Stowe, Mad River Valley
Northeast Kingdom VT Museums
St. Johnsbury, Newport, Barton, Lyndonville, Burke, Jay, Island Pond
South Central VT Museums
Rutland, White River Jct., Woodstock, Quechee, Brandon, Killington, Ludlow, Weston, Chester
Southern VT Museums
Bennington, Brattleboro, Manchester, Arlington, Newfane, Mt. Snow area
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