Northern VT historic farms, battlefields, museums, and gardens welcome visitors

Chester A. Arthur Historic Site - Fairfield, VT - Photo Credit Gabriel Miller
President Chester A. Arthur Historic Site

4588 Chester Arthur Road Fairfield, VT, 05455 Phone: 802-828-3226

The home of America's 21st President, Chester A. Arthur, has been restored. On the grounds visitors will find a 19th century brick church, a picnic area, and a great deal of information about this little-known leader of the U.S.
Hours: Please check website. Site interior areas closed for 2022.
St. Anne's Shrine - Isle La Motte, VT
St. Anne's Shrine

92 St. Anne's Road Isle La Motte, VT, 05463 Phone: 802-928-3362

This is the site of Fort St. Anne, the oldest settlement in Vermont. On the shore of Lake Champlain, the site features the remains of the fort, as well as a chapel, grottos, and a statue of Samuel de Champlain. this also is a spiritual attraction, maintained by the Society of St. Edmund, and visited by religions pilgrims. Many rustic grottos around the property are visited for quiet contemplation and prayer. Picnic facilities and an all-purposed building are open. A cafe serves breakfast in July and August.
Garden - Shelburne Museum on U.S. Route 7 - Shelburne, VT - Photo Credit Shelburne Museum
Shelburne Museum

U.S. Route 7 - P.O. Box 10 Shelburne, VT, 05482 Phone: 802-985-3346

This super-cool museum on the edge of Lake Champlain is filled with unusual attractions that are sure to entertain every person in the family. Kids and parents will love the authentic paddlewheel steamboat Ticonderoga, which was a workhourse of passenger and cargo transportation on the lake for decades in the 19th century. Shelburne Museum is one of the nation’s most eclectic museums of art, Americana, and design, displaying 150,000 objects on 45 acres in 25 historic New England buildings. There's even a lighthouse. A full day of family fun waits here.
Ethan Allen Homestead Museum - Burlington, VT
Ethan Allen Homestead

1 Ethan Allen Homestead Burlington, VT, 05408 Phone: 802-865-4556

The homestead of Vermont's Revolutionary War Hero, Ethan Allen. Built in 1787, visitors can tour the farm and view exhibits related to Allen's life, colonial history and the history of Vermont. The visitor's center also offers a multi-media program about Ethan Allen.
Hours: Open daily from May to October, 10am - 4pm. Tours every 90 minutes.
Admission: Adults $12; Children 5-17 $6, Under 5 Free.