Old Stone House Museum Brownington
Where is it at?
Old Stone House Museum
109 Old Stone House Road
Tel: 802 754 2022
Where are we going today?
History is fun when you read it from the books, but it really comes to life when you can VISIT the place you're reading about!
The Old Stone House Museum is a fascinating trip out for the day, located in the very cool sounding Northeast Kingdom Village. Set on 55 acres, the Old Stone House Museum has six buildings that you can explore, which don't seem to have changed since when they were built - all the way back in the early 1800s!
The town itself is an intriguing place to explore, as the quaint hillside town is centered around a huge stone dormitory called Anthenian Hall. It was built by a man called Alexander Twilight, who was actually the nations first African-American college graduate and state legislator! How amazing is that!
It's facts like that, that will allow kids to see how far we really have come!
This amazing stone house has 21 rooms which are filled with exhibits that you can explore, that focus on what life would have been like in Northern Vermont in the 19th Century. Kids - can you imagine what it would have been like? (They didn't have iphones!)
With four floors to explore, on textiles, photographs, pottery, art, and furniture, along with two more historic houses and a traditional barn, you really get to feel what daily life was all about.
The tours are very casual too, so when you arrive the tour will begin! It can't get more friendly and casual than that!
Kids won't realise they are learning at the Old Stone House Museum - but they will take a lot home with them!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. The last tour goes at 4pm
May 15 to October 15
They love having students visit! There are museum tours where they can find out all about the history, and museum skills with enrichment materials for those student groups! .
Take a picnic lunch with you and enjoy your favorite foods surrounded by Vermont farmland!.
Make sure you take water and healthy snacks to keep that energy up! .
Any Top Tips?
If you arrive when a tour is already being conducted, you might have to wait until the next tour. BUT if there isn't one, there's no wait time - just head on through with the guide!.
Doing our bit
They love sharing the history of the amazing stories of the house, and preserving them for guests in the future. Some of them are volunteers, so you know they love their work! .
Need a little extra help?
If you have special needs, just give the museum a call before hand to ask about what assistance they can give you .
Can I get one of those?
There is a Museum Store so get your pennies ready! There are plenty of items that can help you continue the education back home! .