A modern art gallery at Shelburne Museum

Arts and Heritage

See a New Side of Vermont

Vermont delivers arts and history in spades. No matter how many times you visit and explore, there's always more to see and do, and always a new side of our beautiful state to discover. A weekend getaway is plenty of time for visiting museums, browsing galleries, or attending a play or concert. Take advantage of gorgeous Vermont days by exploring outdoor sculpture parks and historic sites, which make for great walking and picnics. In Vermont, arts and history are everywhere, just waiting to be discovered. Scores of arts events take place year-round throughout Vermont. Discover Vermont Arts Council featured events.
Musicians perform in front of a live audience.

Performing Arts

From Broadway-direct theater and world-class musicians to circus arts and festivals galore, there’s something for all ages and interests. Your next Vermont stage experience awaits – find it here.

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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.

A Vermont art gallery


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. 

Audience at the Vermont Comedy Club


Vermont's comedy performers and clubs promise a great night out or in with both virtual and in-person offerings, ranging from classes to improv to staged performances.

Art in Winter in Vermont


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 Curators Group Exhibition

Passport to Vermont Culture

Score prizes like personalized tours, free museum admission, original Vermont artwork, and more by participating in the Vermont Curators Group's 2020 Vision passport program.



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



Vermont's fairs enrich the summer and fall months with culture, local food, agriculture and good, clean family fun. Check out this rundown of Vermont fairs and get excited for fair season.


Covered Bridges

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

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What to Do

Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique shopping, history and art in beautiful surroundings. Plan your trip with our directory.