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Find Your Muse

Vermont has so much to see and do when it comes to experiencing arts and history. You’ll find festivals of all kinds – music, theater, dance, craft, art, and history. Art galleries and performance venues are as plentiful as blue sky days, and a wide variety of museums welcome explorations of history, art, science and nature.

Whether your wish is to be inspired, entertained or gently educated, great experiences await you.

Jeremy Ayers Pottery - module

VERMONT OPEN STUDIO WEEKEND

Art studios open up statewide the weekend of May 28 and 29, 2022. Watch sculptors, potters, quilters, jewelers, blacksmiths, and more work to create made-in-Vermont pieces. Explore Vermont in the spring along the way.

African-American Heritage Trail

VERMONT'S CULTURE AND HISTORY

Hit the road to explore Vermont's culture and history - take in sculpture parks, outdoor art and a deeper look at Vermont's rich Black history along the African-American Heritage Trail.

Outdoor Sculpture at Cold Hollow Sculpture Park

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park

Cold Hollow Sculpture Park is home to some of Vermont’s most jaw-dropping installation pieces, sure to inspire and provoke thought and admiration of the surrounding natural beauty.

Gardens at the Old Stone House

Old Stone House

The history of Alexander Twilight, the first Black person to graduate from a U.S. college, informs current conversations about race and justice at Brownington’s Old Stone House Museum and historic district.

woman running through sun beam

Explore the Path of Life

This Windsor sculpture garden interprets the human experience, including joy and oblivion, through outdoor sculpture. Wander the trail and follow up its spiritual experience with local beer.

White River Jct Stories from VT

Vermonting: A Trip through Vermont’s Upper Valley

Enjoy Mediterranean food, museums and shopping, and stop at King Arthur Flour, a mecca for home bakers, in Vermont's Upper Valley.

Gordon Sculpture Park

Explore Gordon Sculpture Park

The stage is set by nature; explore Vermont’s beautiful fall foliage and outdoor sculpture art as summer turns to fall at Gordon Sculpture Park.

Gardens in Woodstock Vermont

VERMONTING IN WOODSTOCK

Visit Vermont’s only national park, rich with beautiful historic buildings and luxurious gardens, by taking a day trip to Woodstock, also home to a charming Vermont village and family-friendly Billings Farm. Read about Vermont weekly Seven Days’ trip.

Mount Independence

VERMONTING AT MOUNT INDEPENDENCE

Explore some of Vermont’s rich history with a trip to Mount Independence in beautiful Orwell. Created in partnership with Seven Days.

a wintry river scene in historic Ripton

Beauty and Spirituality in Ripton

Delicious local food and an invigorating walk down trails that honor and celebrate the various spiritual beliefs of different cultures await in scenic, historic Ripton.

Bark peeling off tree

Find Nature’s Healing Balm

Artist Elizabeth Billings finds inspiration and sanctuary in the woods of Vermont. Read about how she looks at the world and find inspiration to look for your own joy in the quiet of Vermont’s woods.