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[edit]

Name Image Town/City County Area of study Summary/Website
Abenaki Indian Museum East Calais Washington Native American rotating Abenaki museum that is displayed throughout the state, operated by the Ndakinna Cultural Center [1]
American Museum of Fly Fishing AMFFExterior.jpg Manchester Bennington Sports History of angling, including rods, reels, flies, tackle, art, photographs, manuscripts and books
American Precision Museum Windsor Windsor Industry Historically significant machine tools and techniques of precision manufacturing
Arlington Gallery Arlington Bennington Art [2]
Barre Museum Barre Washington History [3]
Bennington Museum Bennington Bennington Art [4]
Bill Wilson House East Dorset Bennington Biographical Birthplace and living memorial of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson
Billings Farm and Museum Woodstock Windsor Agriculture working dairy farm, restored late 19th century period farmhouse, museum displays of cycle of rural life and work[5]
Birds of Vermont Museum BoVM entrance.jpg Huntington Chittenden Natural history Displays more than 475 biologically accurate woodcarvings of Vermont birds
Black River Academy Museum Ludlow Windsor History Local history
Brattleboro Museum and Art Center Brattleboro Windham Art Features changing exhibits by regional and international artists, located in a former train station
Bread and Puppet Museum Bread and puppet puppets glover vermont.jpg Glover Orleans Puppets Puppets and masks from the Bread and Puppet Theater
Brick Schoolhouse Museum Dist8School.JPG Georgia Franklin History Local history[6]
Chaffee Art Center Rutland Rutland Art Includes exhibit gallery
Chimney Point State Historic Site Addison Addison History [7][8]
Cornish Colony Museum Windsorfirehouse.jpg Windsor Windsor Art Display of artists, sculptors, writers, architects and landscape designers who lived and worked in the Cornish Art Colony
Dorset Historical Society Museum Dorset Bennington History [9]
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center ECHOBurlington.JPG Burlington Chittenden Multiple Natural history, maritime history and ecology of Lake Champlain
Estey Organ Museum Brattleboro Windham Organ Manufacturing Preserving, displaying, and the work of the Estey Organ Co.[10]
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum Burlington Chittenden Historic house [11]
Eureka Schoolhouse EurekaSchoolhouse.JPG Springfield Windsor Education Late 18th century one room schoolhouse
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium FairbanksMuseum StJohnsburyVT.JPG St. Johnsbury Caledonia Multiple Natural history, regional history, ethnography, public planetarium [12]
Farrar-Mansur House and Old Mill Museums Weston Windsor Historic house [13]
Firehouse Gallery Burlington Chittenden Art Operated by Burlington City Arts, contemporary art
Goodrich Memorial Library GoodrichLibrary.JPG Newport Orleans Local history Includes display cases and exhibits of local historical items, natural history displays and art
Grafton Historical Society Museum Grafton Windham History [14]
Hartness-Porter Museum of Amateur Telescope Making Springfield Windsor Science Collection of amateur telescopes, located in the historic Governor James Hartness Mansion,[15]
Helen Day Art Center Stowe Lamoille Art [16]
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History Middlebury Addison History [17]
Hildene Hildene manchester vermont 2006.jpg Manchester Bennington Historic house Early 20th century summer mansion of Robert Todd Lincoln
Hyde Log Cabin Grand Isle Grand Isle Historic house Late 18th century period log house
John Strong Mansion Museum Addison Addison Historic house [18]
Justin Smith Morrill Homestead JSMorrill-House.jpg Strafford Orange Historic house 19th century home of United States Senator Justin Smith Morrill
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum Vergennes Addison Maritime Includes shipwrecks, boats, maritime artifacts
Main Street Museum Happyfamily08.jpg White River Junction Windsor Art Eclectic display space for material culture and an experiment in a new taxonomy
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park Woodstock Windsor Historic house
Middlebury College Museum of Art Middlebury Addison Art [19]
Miller Art Center, Springfield Art & Historical Society Springfield Windsor Historic house [20]
Montshire Museum of Science Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.jpg Norwich Windsor Science Includes exhibits on anatomy, math, astronomy, mechanics, and natural history, trails and live animals
Mount Independence State Historic Site Orwell Addison History [21]
Museum of the Creative Process Manchester Bennington Sculpture, Modern Art, Painting Includes exhibits on religion, psychology, creativity, and politics
National Museum of the Morgan Horse Shelburne Chittenden Natural history [22]
Nature Museum at Grafton Grafton Windham Nature center [23]
New England Maple Museum Rutland Rutland Food [24]
New England Transportation Institute and Museum White River Junction VT.jpg White River Junction Windsor Transportation Area river, rail and air history
Noyes House Museum Morrisville Lamoille History [25]
Old Constitution House ConstitutionHouse WindsorVermont.JPG Windsor Windsor Historic house 18th century tavern, birthplace of the Vermont Republic and the Constitution of the State of Vermont
Old Stone House Museum Oldstonehousemuseum.JPG Brownington Orleans History 19th century life in northern Vermont, including furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, tools and utensils of daily life
Park-McCullough Historic House North Bennington Bennington Historic house Mid-19th-century mansion
President Calvin Coolidge State Historical Site Coolhouse.jpg Plymouth Windsor Historic house Early 20th century period family homestead of President Calvin Coolidge
President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site Fairfield ChesterArthur Nov2007.JPG Fairfield Franklin Historic house Reconstructed childhood home of President Chester A. Arthur
Reading Historical Society Museum Reading Windsor History [26]
Reverend Dan Foster House Weathersfield Windsor Historic house [27]
Robert Frost Stone House Museum Robert Frost Stone House Museum Shaftsbury 2006.jpg Shaftsbury Bennington Historic house home of early 20th century poet Robert Frost[28]
Robert Hull Fleming Museum Burlington Chittenden Art, Anthropology part of the University of Vermont, includes art and artifacts from Ancient Egypt, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas[29]
Rokeby Museum Ferrisburgh Addison Historic house 18th-century house that served as a safe house along the Underground Railroad
Shelburne Farms Shelburne Chittenden Multiple National Historic Landmark, includes guided tours and seasonal art exhibits
Shelburne Museum Shelburne Chittenden Multiple Includes 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 Museum Lyndon Caledonia History [30]
Shrewsbury Historical Society Cuttingsville Rutland Local history website, open seasonally on Sunday afternoons
Southern Vermont Arts Center Manchester Bennington Art [31]
Southern Vermont Natural History Museum Marlboro Windham Natural history [32]
St. Albans Historical Society Museum St. Albans Franklin History [33]
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum St. Johnsbury Caledonia Art Features American and European art
Sullivan Museum and History Center Northfield Washington History [34]
Thomas W. Wood Art Gallery Montpelier Washington Art [35]
Vermont History Museum Montpelier Washington History Operated by the Vermont Historical Society[36]
Vermont Marble Museum Proctor Rutland Industry Contributions of Vermont marble and the Vermont Marble Company
Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum Stowe Lamoille Sports Vermont's skiing and snowboarding history
Vermont Veterans Militia Museum and Library Colchester Chittenden Military [37]
Wilson Castle Wilson Castle (Proctor, VT).JPG Proctor Rutland Historic house 19th century estate
Windham County Historical Museum Newfane Windham History [38]
Woodstock Historical Society Woodstock Windsor Historic house [39]

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Precision Valley Corvette Museum, Springfield, formerly part of the Springfield Diner[40]

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