List of museums in Vermont

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This list of museums in Vermont encompasses museums defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

For Wikipedia links to institutions similar to museums in Vermont, consult the "See also" section.

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The list

NameImageTown/CityCountyArea of studySummary/Website
Abenaki Indian MuseumEast CalaisWashingtonNative Americanrotating Abenaki museum that is displayed throughout the state, operated by the Ndakinna Cultural Center [1]
American Museum of Fly FishingAMFFExterior.jpgManchesterBenningtonSportsHistory of angling, including rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts and books
American Precision MuseumWindsorWindsorIndustryHistorically significant machine tools and techniques of precision manufacturing
Arlington GalleryArlingtonBenningtonArt[2]
Barre MuseumBarreWashingtonHistory[3]
Bennington MuseumBenningtonBenningtonArt[4]
Bill Wilson HouseEast DorsetBenningtonBiographicalBirthplace and living memorial of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson
Billings Farm and MuseumWoodstockWindsorAgricultureworking dairy farm, restored late 19th century period farmhouse, museum displays of cycle of rural life and work[5]
Birds of Vermont MuseumBoVM entrance.jpgHuntingtonChittendenNatural historyDisplays more than 475 biologically accurate woodcarvings of Vermont birds
Black River Academy MuseumLudlowWindsorHistoryLocal history
Brattleboro Museum and Art CenterBrattleboroWindhamArtFeatures changing exhibits by regional and international artists, located in a former train station
Bread and Puppet MuseumBread and puppet puppets glover vermont.jpgGloverOrleansPuppetsPuppets and masks from the Bread and Puppet Theater
Brick Schoolhouse MuseumDist8School.JPGGeorgiaFranklinHistoryLocal history[6]
Chaffee Art CenterRutlandRutlandArtIncludes exhibit gallery
Chimney Point State Historic SiteAddisonAddisonHistory[7][8]
Cornish Colony MuseumWindsorfirehouse.jpgWindsorWindsorArtDisplay of artists, sculptors, writers, architects and landscape designers who lived and worked in the Cornish Art Colony
Dorset Historical Society MuseumDorsetBenningtonHistory[9]
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science CenterECHOBurlington.JPGBurlingtonChittendenMultipleNatural history, maritime history and ecology of Lake Champlain
Ethan Allen Homestead MuseumBurlingtonChittendenHistoric house[10]
Eureka SchoolhouseEurekaSchoolhouse.JPGSpringfieldWindsorEducationLate 18th century one room schoolhouse
Fairbanks Museum and PlanetariumFairbanksMuseum StJohnsburyVT.JPGSt. JohnsburyCaledoniaMultipleNatural history, regional history, ethnography
Farrar-Mansur House and Old Mill MuseumsWestonWindsorHistoric house[11]
Firehouse GalleryBurlingtonChittendenArtOperated by Burlington City Arts, contemporary art
Goodrich Memorial LibraryGoodrichLibrary.JPGNewport]]OrleansLocal historyIncludes display cases and exhibits of local historical items, natural history displays and art
Grafton Historical Society MuseumGraftonWindhamHistory[12]
Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope MakingSpringfieldWindsorScienceCollection of amateur telescopes, located in the historic Governor James Hartness Mansion,[13]
Helen Day Art CenterStoweLamoilleArt[14]
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont HistoryMiddleburyAddisonHistory[15]
HildeneHildene manchester vermont 2006.jpgManchesterBenningtonHistoric houseEarly 20th century summer mansion of Robert Todd Lincoln
Hyde Log CabinGrand IsleGrand IsleHistoric houseLate 18th century period log house
John Strong Mansion MuseumAddisonAddisonHistoric house[16]
Justin Smith Morrill HomesteadJSMorrill-House.jpgStraffordOrangeHistoric house19th century home of United States Senator Justin Smith Morrill
Lake Champlain Maritime MuseumVergennesAddisonMaritimeIncludes shipwrecks, boats, maritime artifacts
Main Street MuseumHappyfamily08.jpgWhite River JunctionWindsorArtEclectic display space for material culture and an experiment in a new taxonomy
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical ParkWoodstockWindsorHistoric house
Middlebury College Museum of ArtMiddleburyAddisonArt[17]
Miller Art Center, Springfield Art & Historical SocietySpringfieldWindsorHistoric house[18]
Montshire Museum of ScienceMontshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.jpgNorwichWindsorScienceIncludes exhibits on anatomy, math, astronomy, mechanics, and natural history, trails and live animals
Mount Independence State Historic SiteOrwellAddisonHistory[19]
Museum of the Creative ProcessManchesterBenningtonSculpture, Modern Art, PaintingIncludes exhibits on religion, psychology, creativity, and politics
National Museum of the Morgan HorseShelburneChittendenNatural history[20]
Nature Museum at GraftonGraftonWindhamNature center[21]
New England Maple MuseumRutlandRutlandFood[22]
New England Transportation Institute and MuseumWhite River Junction VT.jpgWhite River JunctionWindsorTransportationArea river, rail and air history
Noyes House MuseumMorrisvilleLamoilleHistory[23]
Old Constitution HouseConstitutionHouse WindsorVermont.JPGWindsorWindsorHistoric house18th century tavern, birthplace of the Vermont Republic and the Constitution of the State of Vermont
Old Stone House MuseumOldstonehousemuseum.JPGBrowningtonOrleansHistory19th century life in northern Vermont, including furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, tools and utensils of daily life
Park-McCullough Historic HouseNorth BenningtonBenningtonHistoric houseMid 19th century mansion
President Calvin Coolidge State Historical SiteCoolhouse.jpgPlymouthWindsorHistoric houseEarly 20th century period family homestead of President Calvin Coolidge
President Chester A. Arthur State Historic SiteFairfield ChesterArthur Nov2007.JPGFairfieldFranklinHistoric houseReconstructed childhood home of President Chester A. Arthur
Reading Historical Society MuseumReadingWindsorHistory[24]
Reverend Dan Foster HouseWeathersfieldWindsorHistoric house[25]
Robert Frost Stone House MuseumRobert Frost Stone House Museum Shaftsbury 2006.jpgShaftsburyBenningtonHistoric househome of early 20th century poet Robert Frost[26]
Robert Hull Fleming MuseumBurlingtonChittendenArt, Anthropologypart of the University of Vermont, includes art and artifacts from Ancient Egypt, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas[27]
Rokeby MuseumFerrisburghAddisonHistoric house18th century house that served as a safe house along the Underground Railroad
Shelburne FarmsShelburneChittendenMultipleNational Historic Landmark, includes guided tours and seasonal art exhibits
Shelburne MuseumShelburneChittendenMultipleIncludes folk art, Americana, 1950s House, Impressionist and American paintings, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, 17th-to 20th-century artifacts, historic buildings, Ticonderoga (steamboat), decoys
Shores Memorial MuseumLyndonCaledoniaHistory[28]
Southern Vermont Arts CenterManchesterBenningtonArt[29]
Southern Vermont Natural History MuseumMarlboroWindhamNatural history[30]
St. Albans Historical Society MuseumSt. AlbansFranklinHistory[31]
St. Johnsbury AthenaeumSt. JohnsburyCaledoniaArtFeatures American and European art
Sullivan Museum and History CenterNorthfieldWashingtonHistory[32]
Thomas W. Wood Art GalleryMontpelierWashingtonArt[33]
Vermont History MuseumMontpelierWashingtonHistory[34]
Vermont Marble MuseumProctorRutlandIndustryContributions of Vermont marble and the Vermont Marble Company
Vermont Ski and Snowboard MuseumStoweLamoilleSports[35]
Vermont Veterans Militia Museum and LibraryColchesterChittendenMilitary[36]
Wilson CastleWilson Castle (Proctor, VT).JPGProctorRutlandHistoric house19th century estate
Windham County Historical MuseumNewfaneWindhamHistory[37]
Woodstock Historical SocietyWoodstockWindsorHistoric house[38]

Defunct museums


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