Museums – Southern Vermont

Southern Vermont Museums

Bennington Manchester Brattleboro VT Museums

VT museums guideSouthern Vermont is home to some of the countries most acclaimed museums. The fabulous Bennington Museum is located here and features the Americana collections and paintings, including those by Grandma Moses. The site of the Battle of Bennington features the Bennington Monument – a not to be missed Vermont attraction. North of Bennington of historic Route 7a is the stately mansion known as Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hildene. ask us about VT Museum or share your Vermont museum comments. To feature your business in Vermont Living, contact us.

Southern Vermont Museums

vermont museums planetariums collections displays guides historyBennington Museum
West Main Street
Bennington, VT
Ph: 802-447-1571
Renown regional history and art museum, extensive collection of glass, pottery, furniture, “Grandma Moses” art; Admission is charged, discounts for seniors and students.

Bennington Battle Monument
State Historic Site
Bennington, VT
Views of New York, Massachusetts and Vermont from this 306 foot high monolith, built of gray-blue dolomite. Marks the site of arsenal for 1777 Battle of Bennington, considered by many to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War.

Photo: Entrance to the Brattleboro Museum Brattleboro VermontBrattleboro Museum and Art Center
Route 5, Main St. & Rt. 142
Brattleboro, VT
Ph: 802-257-0124
Housed in a former railway station (Union Station) at the intersection of Main Street (Rt. 5) and Rt. 142 in downtown Brattleboro, this museum offers exhibitions of art and architecture of Brattleboro and the area. History of Brattleboro’s Estey organ company.

Park McCullough Historic House
Off Route 67A on West Street
Bennington, VT
Ph: 802-442-5441
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 35 room mansion houses is an impressive example of Second empire Victorian architecture. Seasonal.

Vermont Covered Bridge Museum
P.O. Box 260, West Road at Gypsy Lane
Bennington, VT 05201
Ph: 802-442-7158
The first and only covered bridge museum in the world opened on June 14th, 2003 at the Bennnington Center for the Natural and Cultural Arts. Located just off of Route 9, west of the Bennington Monument.

The Nature Museum at Grafton
186 Townshend Road
Grafton, VT 05146
Ph: 802-843-2111
Open the door to Vermont’s Natural beauty. Explore the innovative and interactive exhibits-you can dig for fossils, discover minerals in a mine, watch honeybees at work, or investigate underground life in a crawl-through tunnel. Learn about plants, animals and geology, and meet the catamount, our most elusive and mysterious cat. Please call for hours – portions open year round.

Robert Todd Lincoln’s Hildene
Historic Rt. 7A
South, Manchester, VT
Ph: 802-362-1788
Former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln’s son and descendants lived here until 1975. Beautiful views of Taconic Mountains, Vermont vistas from this 24 room mansion. Original furnishings and Lincoln heirlooms. Tours are available. Admission is charged.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing
Route 7,
Manchester, VT
Exhibits treasures of American angling. Rods, reels, flies, hooks and paintings. Fly-fishing tackle owned by Bing Crosby, Earnest Hemingway, Daniel Webster and presidents Eisenhower and Hoover.

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