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Arts & Heritage

Explore Vermont Arts and History

There’s always lots to see and do in Vermont when it comes to exploring arts and history. A weekend get-away can include visiting museums, browsing galleries, or attending a play or concert. On days when it's too beautiful to go indoors, sculpture parks and historic sites make for great walking and picnics. In Vermont the arts and history are everywhere.

Scores of arts events are taking place throughout Vermont. Discover Vermont Arts Council featured events.

Burlington City Arts gallery.

Galleries

At last count there were almost as many art galleries in Vermont as there are towns! This of course means that visitors encounter art and craft at every turn. 

Musicians perform in front of a live audience.

Performing Arts

From Broadway-direct theater and top-ranked musicians to circus arts and festivals galore, there’s something for all ages and interests.

A man gazing at a framed American Flag inside a museum.

Museums

Vermont's museums offer up unexpected delights and wonders. From paintings by European and American masters, to folk art and contemporary sculpture, you'll find it all.

An exhibit inside a Vermont Historic Site.

Vermont Historic Sites

The small state of Vermont boasts an exceptional collection of historic sites and events for children, families and adults.

fairs

Fairs

Every fair, like every Vermont community, has its own traditions. While each fair has a particular flavor, what you are sure to find is a mix of farm, food and fun. Champlain Valley Fair, Vermont State Fair, and Tunbridge Fair are three of the fairs one must attend if their schedule allows.

festivals

FESTIVALS

Vermont's hills and valleys rock with festivals all summer long. From arts and music festivals to those celebrating particular passions like blueberries, vintage cars, and yoga, clean energy, and maritime history, you can follow your passion or find a new one.

North Silo in Jeffersonville, VT by Jonthan Rutherford.

Maple and Murals

Sweet signs of spring include maple forests awakening and a plethora of outdoor art awaiting visitors. This year, pair your visits to the state’s famed maple sugarhouses with outdoor arts exploration.