Arts & Heritage

Explore Vermont Arts and History

There’s always lots to see and do in Vermont when it comes to exploring arts and history. A weekend get-away can include visiting museums, browsing galleries, or attending a play or concert. On days when it's too beautiful to go indoors, sculpture parks and historic sites make for great walking and picnics. In Vermont the arts and history are everywhere.

Scores of arts events are taking place throughout Vermont. Discover Vermont Arts Council featured events.


At last count there were almost as many art galleries in Vermont as there are towns! This of course means that visitors encounter art and craft at every turn. 

Musicians perform in front of a live audience.

Performing Arts

From Broadway-direct theater and top-ranked musicians to circus arts and festivals galore, there’s something for all ages and interests.

A man gazing at a framed American Flag inside a museum.

History through Museums

Vermont’s museums bring history to life. Explore Vermont’s early stories with interactive exhibits, family-friendly displays and immersive experiences that’ll leave you wanting more.


First-Hand History

Vermont’s historic sites open to the public seasonally and feature museums, historic homes, guided tours and the chance to see Vermont’s beginnings up close.



Vermont's hills and valleys rock with festivals all summer long. From arts and music festivals to those celebrating particular passions like blueberries, vintage cars, and yoga, clean energy, and maritime history, you can follow your passion or find a new one.

The Muse at Southern Vermont Arts Center in Manchester, VT.

Fall, Arts and Nature

Ten Vermont regions with scenic drives and an abundance of arts and outdoors to explore.