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Downtown White River Junction

Welcoming, Vibrant, Creative

White River Junction is a bustling downtown rich with history and culture. Located on the Vermont-New Hampshire border within easy access to I-91 and I-89 and less than an hour from Montpelier, White River Junction makes for a great weekend getaway or a day trip. The unusual and eclectic collections at the Main Street Museum share the 1893 Firehouse with Northstar Canoe and Kayak rentals for Connecticut River and White River explorations. 

White River Junction offers something for everyone - world renowned science centers, theaters, restaurants, cartoon school, scenic and historic attractions, charming inns, camping, stunning hiking and biking trails along with beautiful lakes and rivers for swimming and canoeing, mixed with an engaging and off-beat creative economy.  

Students from across the world are being trained at The Center for Cartoon Studies in graphic design for comics and graphic novels, a vaunted program that features accomplished visiting professors and exhibits by internationally famous cartoonists. The Inky Solomon Center in the 1940 Post Office building is home to the Schultz Library gifted by Charles Schultz’s family. 

Annual events include the White River Indie Film Festival, the autumn Glory Days of the Railroad Festival, and the “Gory Daze” Halloween Parade and Ball.

Explore all White River Junction has to offer: 

Quechee Gorge
Billings Farm and Museum (nearby) 
Vermont Institute of Natural Science 
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
Montshire Museum of Science
Northern Stage 
Simon Pearce 
King Arthur Baking Company 
Center for Cartoon Studies 
Briggs Opera House 

Downtown White River Junction, Vermont

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White River Junction, Vermont

WHAT TO DO

Vermont’s downtowns are home to unique places to stay, restaurants serving locally grown artisan food and drinks, and places to stop and shop. Plan your vacation with our directory.

Shopping in downtown White River Junction, Vermont

SHOPPING DOWNTOWN

Vermont's downtowns offer access to unique local businesses with one-of-a-kind gifts, treats and treasures. Learn more about shopping in White River Junction

Amtrak Station

Amtrak Information

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Where Arts and Culture Thrive

White River Junction’s art scene is unparalleled. Take in galleries, shows and sales, and then treat yourself to eclectic fine dining. Downtown businesses prioritize sustainability and a commitment to community.