American Precision Museum, 196 Main Street, Windsor, VT 05089, 802.674.5781
The Museum preserves the heritage of the mechanical arts, celebrates the ingenuity of our mechanical forebears, and explores the effects of their work on our everyday lives. The American Precision Museum, housed in the original Robbins & Lawrence Armory, now holds the largest collection of historically significant machine tools in the nation.
Billings Farm & Museum, Route 12 & River Road, PO Box 489, Woodstock, VT 05091-0489, 802.457.2355
Explore one of the finest operating dairy farms in America and a museum of Vermont’s rural past – your gateway to Vermont’s rural heritage. Billings Farm features many aspects of farm work, including care of the Jersey cows and other livestock, milking of the herd, crop rotation, and feed production. Get to know our Jerseys, sheep, horses, oxen, and chickens through interactive programs and activities. Explore the barns and calf nursery and watch the afternoon milking of the herd. Visitors will experience a first-hand sampling of actual farm work, animals, and agricultural processes. The authentically restored 1890 Farm House, the center of the farm and forestry operation a century ago – features the farm manager’s office, family living quarters – and creamery, where butter was produced for market. Interactive programs in the farmhouse for visitors and students interpret 19th century agricultural improvement, butter production, and domestic life. Engaging exhibits housed in 19th century barns depict the annual cycle of rural life and work, as well as the cultural values of Vermont farm families a century ago.
Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A, Enfield NH 03748, 603.632.4346
The Enfield Shaker Museum & historic site located in Enfield, NH is an outdoor history museum and historic district. It was originally home to 3 families of Shakers and has been cherished for over 200 years. It is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history of the Shakers who lived on the site from 1793 to 1923.
Montshire Museum of Science, One Montshire Road, Norwich, VT 05055, 802.649.2200
The Montshire Museum of Science is a hands-on museum located in Norwich, Vermont, with more than 140 exhibits relating to the natural and physical sciences, ecology, and technology. The building is located on a 110-acre site near the Connecticut River, and the Museum’s outdoor environment is a large part of the visitor experience.
Saint-Gaudens Historic National Park, 139 Saint Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH 03745, 603.675.2175
Step into the world of one of America’s greatest artists. Discover the home, studios and gardens of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors. See over 100 of his artworks in the galleries and on the grounds, from heroic public monuments to expressive portrait reliefs, and the gold coins which changed the look of American coinage. Enjoy summer concerts, explore nature trails, or indulge your hidden talents during a sculpture class.
VINS – Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, VT 05059, 802.359.5000
The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) is a nonprofit, member-supported, environmental education, research, and avian rehabilitation organization headquartered at the VINS Nature Center in Quechee, Vermont. Open year-round, the 47-acre campus features state-of-the-art raptor enclosures, exhibit spaces, classrooms, and interpretive nature trails. VINS places a priority on bringing high-quality, compelling, and engaging education programs to people at the Nature Center, in the community, and in schools throughout the region.