Arts & Heritage Trip Ideas

Explore Vermont's Culture

When you think Vermont, do you picture covered bridges spanning babbling brooks or rushing rivers, or historic downtowns with beautiful architecture? Maybe you imagine wartime history or focus your attention on the Black Vermonters who contributed so much to the bedrock of the United States. Wherever your areas of interest, Vermont's artistic and historic culture will add richness and depth to your time here, and you'll go home with plenty of stories to share.
A line of porters in uniform.

African American Heritage Trail

Black Vermonters are an integral part of our state's history. Explore Vermont's Black history and meet the people and places who helped shape the nation along the African American Heritage Trail.

covered bridge in the winter

Covered Bridges

Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges, boasting more covered bridges per square mile than any other U.S state. They offer unique opportunities for exploration.

Vermont Stone Trail brochure 2017.

The Vermont Stone Trail

Follow Vermont's Stone Trail and discover the history, art and culture that the granite, marble and slate mining industries infused in the Green Mountain State.

Filmed in Vermont - scene from Beetlejuice.

Filmed in Vermont

Vermont has a reputation for being picture perfect. Take a “star-studded” road-trip discovering Vermont film history. There are dozens of locations and film festivals to explore.

Artist Studio Tours - Open Studio Weekend.

Artist Studio Tours

Vermont is home to an impressive number of highly talented artists and craftspeople who open their studios to welcome visitors for conversation, demonstrations, browsing and sales. Learn more:  Putney Craft Tour, Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour, and  Vermont Open Studio Weekend

outdoor art in winter


Checking out Vermont's sculpture parks and outdoor offerings is one of the safest ways to enjoy it - and the outdoors provides the perfect backdrop..

Vermont's civil war history.

Vermont and the Civil War

Learn about Vermont's Civil War history. Visit museums, historic sites, and public memorials; explore preserved towns and villages, and hike local trails to learn about Vermont's role.

Stowe Mountain Lodge Winter

Vermont Byways

The best way to experience Vermont is to leave the highways and travel the secondary roads. Visit historic downtowns and stop wherever catches your eye. Adventure is calling.

Vermont antiquing experience.

Ultimate Antiquing Experience

You won't come home empty-handed. Browse and shop Vermont's historic pieces with this comprehensive guide to everything antiques in Vermont. Find unique treasures from dealers statewide - you're guaranteed to find adventure.