Vermont has so much to see and do when it comes to experiencing arts and history. You’ll find festivals of all kinds – music, theater, dance, craft, art, and history. Art galleries and performance venues are as plentiful as blue sky days, and a wide variety of museums welcome explorations of history, art, science and nature.
Whether your wish is to be inspired, entertained or gently educated, great experiences await you.
VERMONT OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND
Art studios open up statewide the weekend of May 28 and 29, 2022. Watch sculptors, potters, quilters, jewelers, blacksmiths, and more work to create made-in-Vermont pieces. Explore Vermont in the spring along the way.
VERMONT'S CULTURE AND HISTORY
Hit the road to explore Vermont's culture and history - take in sculpture parks, outdoor art and a deeper look at Vermont's rich Black history along the African-American Heritage Trail.
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park
Cold Hollow Sculpture Park is home to some of Vermont’s most jaw-dropping installation pieces, sure to inspire and provoke thought and admiration of the surrounding natural beauty.
Old Stone House
The history of Alexander Twilight, the first Black person to graduate from a U.S. college, informs current conversations about race and justice at Brownington’s Old Stone House Museum and historic district.
Explore the Path of Life
This Windsor sculpture garden interprets the human experience, including joy and oblivion, through outdoor sculpture. Wander the trail and follow up its spiritual experience with local beer.
Vermonting: A Trip through Vermont’s Upper Valley
Enjoy Mediterranean food, museums and shopping, and stop at King Arthur Flour, a mecca for home bakers, in Vermont's Upper Valley.
Explore Gordon Sculpture Park
The stage is set by nature; explore Vermont’s beautiful fall foliage and outdoor sculpture art as summer turns to fall at Gordon Sculpture Park.
VERMONTING IN WOODSTOCK
Visit Vermont’s only national park, rich with beautiful historic buildings and luxurious gardens, by taking a day trip to Woodstock, also home to a charming Vermont village and family-friendly Billings Farm. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ trip.
VERMONTING AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE
Explore some of Vermont’s rich history with a trip to Mount Independence in beautiful Orwell. Created in partnership with Seven Days.
Beauty and Spirituality in Ripton
Delicious local food and an invigorating walk down trails that honor and celebrate the various spiritual beliefs of different cultures await in scenic, historic Ripton.
Find Nature’s Healing Balm
Artist Elizabeth Billings finds inspiration and sanctuary in the woods of Vermont. Read about how she looks at the world and find inspiration to look for your own joy in the quiet of Vermont’s woods.