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Vermont Museums

Get Hands-On With Art, History and Science

Vermont's museums captivate with beauty, storytelling, unique exhibits and history. From paintings by European and American masters, to folk art and contemporary sculpture, you'll find it all. History museums tell the stories of innovative and passionate Vermonters making significant contributions in industry, nation-building and human rights, while science centers explore topics ranging from sustainable farming to the rumors of Lake Champlain’s sea serpent Champ.

Some of Vermont's museums are open seasonally, so check websites before visiting to be sure that your destination is welcoming visitors.
Museum visitors consider the artist's perspective on a recently added wall piece.

ART MUSEUMS

See the works of regional masters and international game-changers at Vermont’s art museums. 

The Historical Society bulding in Brownington, Vermont.

HISTORY MUSEUMS

The Vermont History Museum and Chimney Point State Historic Site are two of dozens of Vermont's history museums.

A group of kids enjoy the interactive touch tank at the ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUMS

Discover hands-on attractions that will capture your creative side while helping the whole family learn about science, technology and conservation.

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

Vermont's museums are home to exhibits exploring the rich history of winter sports in the state - did you know we are home to the nation's first rope tow? - as well as learning and fun for the whole family, with a focus on science, technology and environmental research, through interactive exhibits and hands-on exploration.

VERMONT'S COVERED BRIDGE MUSEUM

Explore Bennington's Covered Bridge Museum, set inside a replica of a classic Vermont bridge, and learn about how the bridges were built and their place in Vermont's heritage.