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Arts and Heritage

THERE’S A LANDMARK AT EVERY TURN

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.
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.

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

History through Museums

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

Vermont outdoor art sculpture

OUTDOOR ART

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..

A Vermont art 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. 

Audience at the Vermont Comedy Club

VERMONT COMEDY

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.

Woodstock Covered Bridge

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.

Vermont Curators Group Exhibition

Passport to Vermont Culture

Score prizes like personalized tours, free museum admission, original Vermont artwork, and more by participating in the Vermont Curators Group's 2020 Vision passport program.

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.

Radiant Thought exhibit - Burlington Arts Center

Radiant Thought: Soothing Vermont Art

Vermont’s arts community remains as inspired as ever. “Radiant Thought,” an exhibit at Burlington City Arts, soothes and encourages reflection. Explore it either in person or virtually.

Hubbardton

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.

A night shot of Merchants Row in downtown Rutland, VT. Photo by Donna Wilkins.

Statewide Events Calendar

Vermont events mean good times with friends and family in the places you love. As you plan, check out what's happening and search for events statewide!

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vermont.

WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO STAY

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