Museums – Champlain Valley

Champlain Valley Vermont Museums

Burlington, Middlebury, UVM, Shelburne VT Museums & Planetariums

VT museums guideThe Champlain Valley features Vermont’s well-known museums and historic sites. It was centuries ago when Ethan Allen built farmhouse here. The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum is one of New England’s fastest growing museums; now offering several buildings and replica ships. The Robert Hull Fleming Museum on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington features a stunning collection. The Rokeby Museum depicts an authentic stop on the Underground Railroad. Ask us about VT Museums or share reviews. To feature your business in Vermont Living, contact us.

Champlain Valley Vermont Museums

vermont museums planetariums collections displays guides historyRobert Hull Fleming Museum
University of Vermont, Colchester Avenue
Burlington, VT 
Phone: 802-656-0750
An extensive collection of art and anthropology, wtih special exhibitions throughout the year.

National Morgan Horse Museum
122 Bostwick Road
Shelburne, Vermont 05482 
Phone: 802-985-8665
Dedicated to preserving and interpreting all aspects of the MORGAN horse breed through educational programs, exhibits, and special events. Admission fee is by donation.

Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 
This restored 1787 farmhouse was home to Vermont’s founder and Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen. Hiking trails, and tours available.

The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
RR#3, Box 4092, (Lake Rd.) 
Basin Harbor, VT 05491 
Phone: 802-475-2022
Fax: 802-475-2953
Board a replica of the 1776 gunboat Philadelphia II, children’s playground, blacksmiths, boat builders, opportunities for on-water adventures too!

Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
1 Park Street
Middlebury, VT 05753 
Phone: 802-388-2117
Outstanding local history collection, research center, special programs, shop, and it offers lively tours, exhibits and programs to enrich our understanding of Vermont’s past..

Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Road
Huntington, VT 
A non-profit organization that aims to teach the public about the birds and ecosystem of Vermont. There are more than 450 woodcarvings of various birds.

Middlebury College Museum of Art
Middlebury, VT
Distinguished collections of Cypriot pottery, 19th century European and American sculpture and contemporary prints. Guided tours, changing exhibits.

The John Strong DAR Mansion & Museum
6656 Route 17W
West Addison, VT 05491 
Phone: 802-759-2309
General John Strong built this two-story brick home in 1796. The home features period furnishings and colonial herb garden. In 1934, the John Strong Mansion was purchased by the Vermont State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The rooms display period furnishings and exhibits tell the story of a colonial family’s life in the northern wilderness. The building is accented by herb and perennial gardens. The DAR John Strong Mansion Museum has been operated by the Vermont State Society Daughters of the American Revolution continuously since 1934 and is staffed by DAR Volunteers.

Rokeby Museum
RD1, Box 1540, Route 7
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456 
Phone: 802-877-3406
Tour Rokeby Museum and meet the Robinsons- a remarkable family of Quaker pioneers, farmers, abolitionists, authors, and artists. Rokeby was their home from the 1790’s to 1961, prosperous sheep farm, and a stop on the Underground Railroad. Seasonal. Guided tours are available. Admission is charged.

Shelburne Museum
Rt. 7
Shelburne, VT 
Ph: 802-985-3346
Founded in 1947, this is one of the nations’ most eclectic museums of art, Americana, architecture and artifacts. Collections of folk art, decorative arts, tools, toys, textiles, and transportation vehicles are exhibited. Paintings by artists such as Monet, Manet, Cassatt, Degas, Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer, Grandma Moses, and many others. The museum’s 25 19th -century structures include a covered bridge, a round barn, a lighthouse, and a 220-foot restored steamboat, “Ticonderoga”, that is a National Historic Landmark. Admission is charged. 

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