Arts & Heritage

Find Your Muse

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.

Bark peeling off tree

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.

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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.

Outdoor Sculpture at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park

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, deep conversations and admiration of the surrounding natural beauty.

Gardens at the Old Stone House

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.

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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.

White River Jct Stories from VT

Vermonting: A Trip through Vermont’s Upper Valley

Vermont weekly Seven Days took a day trip through Vermont’s Upper Valley, enjoying Mediterranean food, unique museums and shopping, and a stop at King Arthur Flour, a mecca for home bakers. Travel along with them, then plan your own Vermonting adventure.

Gordon Sculpture Park

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.

Gardens in Woodstock Vermont


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.

Mount Independence


Explore some of Vermont’s rich history with a trip to Mount Independence in beautiful Orwell. Created in partnership with Seven Days.

a wintry river scene in historic Ripton

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.

Shelburne Museum in Vermont

Vermonting in the Suburbs

Read about how to explore Vermont attractions, like Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Orchards and Shelburne Farms, with safety in mind, then plan a trip to see the area for yourself.