Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont

Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont

Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont
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Speciality & Gift ShopsSpeciality Museums
Saturday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
An engaging museum both for children and for adults who want to feel like kids again. The permanent exhibit includes many fully furnished doll houses, as well as many dolls, fairy houses, puppet theaters and puppets and vintage toys for boys such as trains, planes, tin soldiers and circus wagons. The museum shop sells dollhouse kits and dollhouse furniture, as well as dolls. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment. Admission $2 for children over three and $4 for adults.
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M Baer
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
An amazing place to see while you are visiting Southern Vermont is Dollhouse and Toy Museum of Vermont. My family which includes my husband, my in laws, sister-in-law and her husband and their children were warmly welcomed. We spent an hour looking at the various collections and talking with the owner. We all enjoyed the experience. This place shouldn’t be missed. Go and visit this unique museum.
Thank you for the wonderful experience, something my family will remember, especially all the amazing dolls- like John F Kennedy, Lucy, Babe Ruth and of course all the cute little doll houses.
Written August 25, 2021
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travelbob1
New Windsor, NY1,113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Quite a find! This small Victorian style home has been transformed into a toy and dollhouse treasure. Dolls - themed, character, paper, molded, big and small along with dollhouses of all kinds spread put on both floors. Watch your step and walk slowly because there is lots to see, admire and reminisce about as you spot that doll, toy, or puppet you once had. Because of its smallness this museum large groups may have to spread out or take your turns walking among the many displays.
Written November 4, 2022
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jegriswold
Bennington, VT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
I do enjoy this museum! It has new exhibits several times a year which never fail to be fascinating. The museum keeps little flashlights on hand so we may all enjoy the amazing details that the crafts-women (and sometimes men!) created.
The museum itself is in a c. 1880's house. So there I was - on my last visit - reminiscing about my grandmother's kitchen, while I enjoyed the museum's collection of old time kitchen essentials in their kitchen!
This is not really a museum for children, although they are welcome and there are things for them to touch and play with. It is really for us big people who haven't outgrown our love of making things.
Written November 2, 2015
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Kristen E
Massachusetts74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Solo
On a whim, I looked up "Things to do" in Bennington and found this museum on the chamber of commerce website. When I arrived, I discovered it was more than I even dared hope it would be. Dollhouse upon dollhouse, beautiful displays, interesting facts along the way. The museum is wonderfully presented and is a delight for anyone who loves dollhouse and miniatures. The owner is very pleasant and she makes you feel like you don't need very much to make your own dollhouse, which, in fact, you don't. You could make one, or even a room of one, out of just about anything. I left the museum feeling inspired and want to return with my kids.
Written September 15, 2015
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merch63
Lima, Peru1,499 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
It is a magical place local visitors and tourists leave the museum happy and satisfied like kids . talking with Jackie is like to entering into a small world where everything seems real
Written May 5, 2022
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Beba13
Hudson, MA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
It's a unique place! Loved seeing the little details on each dollhouse. Very interesting and the owner is very pleasant as well.
Written April 13, 2021
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Michelle W
34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We visited this museum on a whim. So many wonderful things packed into a small but well organized space. Dolls, toys, thousands of miniatures. Saw some amazing things representing multiple countries. The miniature paintings and the beautiful porcelain dolls were some of my personal favorites. My only quibble is the limited hours the museum is open. I believe weekends are the regular and not Covid influenced hours. Saturday and Sunday afternoons only.
Written September 21, 2020
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G82xplor
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Oh so many, where to begin! This just wasn't dollhouses this was a learning experience about so much more!!!! Marionettes, dolls and mixed mediums, dollhouses, trains and art galleries! Wow, what a great adventure! Definitely worth a stop!
Written September 8, 2020
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cindemac
Brookings, OR5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
I was recently in Bennington visiting with my family. My sister-in-law (who is a Bennington native!) and I decided to go see this. It was a first time for both of us. I have been a fan of dolls and dollhouses all of my life so this was a thrill for me. I love the detail that is put into each dollhouse and also the exhibits based on different children's books! Next trip back, it will be on my weekend afternoon to-do list!!! I was fascinated by the workroom where everything is scaled down and created. I highly recommend this to anyone who values miniatures, antique toys and dolls and just wants a chance to be a kid again for an afternoon!
Written August 18, 2018
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Thanks much. We hope to see you again soon. Jackie Marro
Written August 20, 2018
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nmrbenn6
Bennington, VT1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
We have lived in Bennington for years and finally made it to this absolute delightful little doll house!! Everywhere you look there is something new to discover!! Jackie Marro gave us a personal guided tour and was a wealth of information on local history and doll house making. Thank you so much for making our trip an adventure!! We will be back!!
Written June 26, 2018
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Thanks so much for your great review. Jackie
Written July 10, 2018
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