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Address: 28 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, Orleans, VT 05860
Phone Number: 802-754-2022
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: African American Alexander Twilight built this stone house as a school and...
African American Alexander Twilight built this stone house as a school and it is now the home of Orleans County historical documents.
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One of the best in Vermont

We have been on and off members here for years. Members get discounts and newsletters of upcoming events etc. This past summer we finally got to visit and were guided by a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 9, 2014
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Hyde Park, Vermont, United States
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Hyde Park, Vermont, United States
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We have been on and off members here for years. Members get discounts and newsletters of upcoming events etc. This past summer we finally got to visit and were guided by a very knowledgeable lady who took the time to show us and tell stories about each exhibit. There is a lot to see here and you probably would want... More 

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Newport, Vermont
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This a good place to go back in time and see how the early residents lived in the NEK territory on Vermont. Don't miss it

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Long Beach, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Saw a sign directing to the Museum. This is a gem. Guide was wonderful & informative. Thoroughly enjoyed this! My husband was not happy when I turned to go to the Museum, but he ended up thoroughly enjoying it. Been telling everyone about the Museum. Wonderful history!

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Fairfax
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We had a wonderful visit to the Old Stone House. The history about the area is great and it was interesting to hear about how schools operated in the early 1800s. The building is impressive as are the antiques inside. If you like history you won't be disappointed.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Vermont has one of the lowest proportions of African-Americans in the nation, but it also lays claim to one of the most quietly inspiring locations of an African-American “first.” At the Old Stone House in Brownington, about a half-hour from Newport and the Canadian border, and perhaps an hour north of St. Johnsbury, the structure erected by the Rev. Alexander... More 

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Delray Beach, FL
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

The buildings and the ground are impressive as is the stock of antique items, but the whole thing is a bit Hodge-podge. Someone needs to look at their entire holdings and arrange them by theme as well as including more signage (in a larger type.) I know they are a bit expensive, but the holdings cover such a broad range,... More 

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Vermont
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

This is actually a cluster of several buildings that each have their fascinations. While the Old Stone House itself is not entirely accessible to people with limited mobility, there is plenty to enjoy around it. The story of Alexander Twilight is one important part of the site's charm, but not the whole story. If you can possibly attend one of... More 

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Hardwick, Vermont
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

An amazing place to hear about the history of VT and Alexander Twilight. The architecture is stunning, many surrounding towns have contributed historical artifacts and the ongoing restoration and curatorial work is top notch.

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St. Johnsbury, VT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

This is lovely old building that holds a lot of history, and we were passing through town, so we checked out while our kids were elementary school-aged - about 10 years ago. it was definitely worth the trip as we passed through, and it is a good break for the legs to walk around a picturesque small town. But it... More 

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Vermont
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2011

We were very lucky to have a group event at the Old Stone House Museum recently. On a perfect summer evening we gathered and explored the grounds and were treated to a private tour of the museums new collection by the Curator. I could spend hours walking about and enjoying the buildings, barns, gardens and views. Another wonderful experience in... More 

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