Arts and Heritage


Vermont delivers arts and history in spades. No matter how many times you visit and explore, there's always more to see and do, and always a new side of our beautiful state to discover. A weekend getaway is plenty of time for visiting museums, browsing galleries, or attending a play or concert. Take advantage of gorgeous Vermont days by exploring outdoor sculpture parks and historic sites, which make for great walking and picnics. In Vermont, arts and history are everywhere, just waiting to be discovered. Scores of arts events take place year-round throughout Vermont. Discover Vermont Arts Council featured events.
Stone Church

In Brattleboro, a Church is an Atmospheric Music Venue

Rambunctious metal shows, intimate folk music gatherings, and everything in between find space and a stage at Brattleboro’s Stone Church, which reopened as a live music venue in 2016, enlivening Brattleboro’s arts scene.

Musicians perform in front of a live audience.

Performing Arts

From Broadway-direct theater and world-class musicians to circus arts and festivals galore, there’s something for all ages and interests. Your next Vermont stage experience awaits.

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Three Must-Visit Heritage Attractions in Southern Vermont

Contemporary art, American history dating back to the Lincoln presidency, and an immersive gallery, as well as Vermont’s largest outdoor sculpture garden, await in southern Vermont.

arts and culture in vermont


Find Arts & Culture experiences in Vermont for all ages and start looking forward to time in the Green Mountain State.

A Vermont art gallery


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. 

Audience at the Vermont Comedy Club


Vermont's comedy performers and clubs promise a great night out or in with both virtual and in-person offerings, ranging from classes to improv to staged performances.

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.

Bennington Battle Monument

First-Hand History

Vermont’s historic sites open to the public seasonally and feature museums, historic homes, guided tours and the chance to see Vermont’s beginnings up close.


History through Museums

Vermont’s museums bring history to life. Interactive exhibits, family-friendly displays and experiences will leave you wanting more.

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..

Summer must do's

Your Vermont Summer Arts Must-Do List

Live music played on the water, concert series outdoors on the grass, and poetry walks in the woods enliven Vermont’s summer arts and culture calendar. Find an event to experience while you’re here.

Kids observing arrowheads

Abenaki Heritage and Craftsmanship

The Abenaki culture and heritage is an important part of Vermont's story. Get to know the culture and explore its beautiful art and expansive history when you visit Vermont.

Statewide Events Calendar

Concerts, festivals, theatre, and many more large and small events are happening all over the state. See upcoming events and start planning.