Arts & Heritage Trip Ideas

Explore Vermont's Culture

When you think Vermont, do you picture covered bridges spanning babbling brooks or rushing rivers, or historic downtowns with beautiful architecture? Maybe you imagine wartime history or focus your attention on the Black Vermonters who contributed so much to the bedrock of the United States. Wherever your areas of interest, Vermont's artistic and historic culture will add richness and depth to your time here, and you'll go home with plenty of stories to share.
Explore Black History

Explore Black History

The Vermont African American Heritage Trail explores the lives and stories of Black Vermonters, including those dedicated to issues of freedom and equality.

Longley Bridge - covered bridges in Vermont

Covered Bridges

Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges, boasting more covered bridges per square mile than any other U.S state. They offer unique opportunities for exploration.

African-American Heritage Trail


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.

Filmed in Vermont - scene from Beetlejuice.

Filmed in Vermont

Vermont has a reputation for being picture perfect. Take a “star-studded” road-trip discovering Vermont film history. There are dozens of locations and film festivals to explore.

Artist Studio Tours - Open Studio Weekend.

Artist Studio Tours

Vermont is home to a 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

Outdoor sculptures in Vermont


Checking out Vermont's sculpture parks and outdoor offerings is one of the safest ways to enjoy it - and the outdoors provides the perfect backdrop..

Calvin Coolidge Marker

Explore Vermont’s State Historic Sites

Vermont’s 251 Club members visit a lot of the state-owned historic sites in their travels. Here, members highlight a few favorites.

Vermont Stone Trail brochure 2017.

The Vermont Stone Trail

Follow Vermont's Stone Trail and discover the history, art and culture that the granite, marble and slate mining industries infused in the Green Mountain State.

Vermont antiquing experience.

Ultimate Antiquing Experience

Browse and shop Vermont's historic pieces with this comprehensive guide to everything antiques in Vermont. Find unique treasures from dealers statewide - you're guaranteed to find adventure.

Vermont's civil war history.

Vermont and the Civil War

Learn about Vermont's Civil War history. Visit museums, historic sites, and public memorials; explore preserved towns and villages, and hike local trails to learn about Vermont's role.

Ariel View of Pawlet, VT

Vermont Byways

The best way to experience Vermont is to leave the highways and travel the secondary roads. Visit historic downtowns and stop wherever catches your eye. Adventure is calling.

outdoor recreation


Vermont is home to unique lodging, world-class recreation, local food, shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.