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Museums and Galleries in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Whether you enjoy history, outer space, or the smell of old books, there is something of interest to you in the Northeast Kingdom. History buffs can explore the region’s past, space nerds can have fun at the planetarium, and everyone else can explore the history of the ordinary at the Museum of Everyday Life. There are also plenty of art centers that double as galleries.
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium - Northeast Kingdom VT Travel and Tourism Association - Get NEKed
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom

Museums throughout the Northeast Kingdom celebrate history, natural world – and puppets!

Exciting adventures await in the Northeast Kingdom, home to breathtaking scenery and a hub for outdoor recreation, arts and culture and a growing foodie scene. Ski, snowshoe, bike or hike the region’s gorgeous woodland, lakefront and mountain trails. Spend an afternoon at a farmer’s market (do not leave without maple syrup), in the Museum of Everyday Life or in the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium. Catch a Circus Smirkus or Bread and Puppet performance or an outdoor concert. Go water skiing, fishing, swimming, kayaking or paddle boarding in a pristine lake, take a covered-bridge tour, visit a county fair, go golfing or check out the wide range of dining options, from farm-to-table restaurants to award-winning breweries and old-fashioned diners.
Old Stone House Museum - Brownington, VT
Old Stone House Museum

109 Old Stone House Road Brownington, VT, 05860 Phone: 802-754-2022

The Old Stone House, built as a school dormitory in 1834-36, now houses 25 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The collection includes furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, and many of the tools and utensils of daily life.
Hours: Open mid-May thru mid-October, Wednesday-Sunday 11am - 4pm. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors & Students with ID $8, Ages 5-17 $5, Under 5 Free
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

1302 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 802-748-2372

Natural science collection of 160,000 objects housed in a landmark Victorian building. The historical collections contain examples of 19th-century agricultural, industrial, and household life. The natural history collection houses New England mammals and birds, rocks and minerals, shells, butterflies, insects, bird nests and egg sets, and hummingbirds. Exhibits on astronomy and rural history.
Hours: Open Year-round, Daily 10am - 5pm. Call for planetarium show times.
Admission: Members always free with your card; Adults $12; Seniors & Children 5-17 $8, Under 4 Free. Planetarium shows are $7 for non-members.
st johnsbury athenaeum
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

1171 Main Street St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 802-748-8291

The 1873 St. Johnsbury Athenaeum was built in French Second Empire and it is one of the few public libraries named a National Historic Landmark. The collection includes Albert Bierstadt’s colossal The Domes of the Yosemite; many works of the Hudson River School by artists like Asher B. Durand, Sanford Gifford, James and William Hart, and Samuel Colman. Forty-five thousand finely bound books are part of the offerings. The interior charms visitors with Arts and Crafts-style details and ornate balconies.
Hours: Open year-round, Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 3pm, Closed Sundays. Admission: $5 for indviduals, $10 for families, Free for town residents.