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African American Heritage Trail

For the stories of Vermont’s early African Americans citizens, this guide recommends museums and cultural sites, exhibits, films, tours and personal explorations. You'll meet teachers, storytellers, activists, ministers and legislators who made Vermont and the nation a better place for all.

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Covered Bridges

Vermont is home to more than 100 covered bridges, boasting more covered bridges per square mile than any other U.S state.

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.

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

Palate to Palette flyer 2017.

Palate to Palette

Embark on a feast of food, farms and the arts. You'll find everything from artisan chocolates, farmstead cheese and maple cream, to exemplary theater, music, arts, and fine craft. Click here to see a map.

Vermont's civil war history.

Vermont and the Civil War

Experience the fervor of Abolitionists, the bravery and dedication of Vermont's soldiers, and the drama of the northern-most land action of the Civil War. Visit museums, historic sites, and public memorials; explore preserved towns and villages, and hike local trails to discover Vermont’s Civil War history.

Vermont antiquing experience.

Ultimate Antiquing Experience

A comprehensive guide to everything antiques in Vermont.

Filmed in Vermont - scene from Beetlejuice.

Filmed in Vermont

Take a “star-studded” road-trip discovering Vermont film history. Run through fall foliage with Forrest Gump, laugh along Lake Champlain with Jim Carrey in Me, Myself and Irene and reminisce with Diane Keaton at the Vermont Country Store in Baby Boom. There are dozens of locations and film festivals to explore.

Vermont Byways brochure.

Vermont Byways

The best way to experience Vermont is to leave the highways and travel the secondary roads.