Arts & Heritage Trip Ideas
African American Heritage Trail
For the stories of Vermont’s early African Americans citizens, this guide recommends museums and cultural sites, exhibits, films, tours and personal explorations. You'll meet teachers, storytellers, activists, ministers and legislators who made Vermont and the nation a better place for all.
Artist Studio Tours
Vermont is home to an impressive number of highly talented artists and craftspeople who open their studios to welcome visitors for conversation, demonstrations, browsing and sales. Learn more: Putney Craft Tour, Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour, and Vermont Open Studio Weekend.
Palate to Palette
Embark on a feast of food, farms and the arts. You'll find everything from artisan chocolates, farmstead cheese and maple cream, to exemplary theater, music, arts, and fine craft. Click here to see a map.
Vermont and the Civil War
Experience the fervor of Abolitionists, the bravery and dedication of Vermont's soldiers, and the drama of the northern-most land action of the Civil War. Visit museums, historic sites, and public memorials; explore preserved towns and villages, and hike local trails to discover Vermont’s Civil War history.
Filmed in Vermont
Take a “star-studded” road-trip discovering Vermont film history. Run through fall foliage with Forrest Gump, laugh along Lake Champlain with Jim Carrey in Me, Myself and Irene and reminisce with Diane Keaton at the Vermont Country Store in Baby Boom. There are dozens of locations and film festivals to explore.