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Address: 28 Old Stone House Rd, Brownington, Orleans, VT 05860-9557
Phone Number: 802-754-2022
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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African American Alexander Twilight built this stone house as a school and it is now the home of Orleans County historical documents.

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Thrilled to see all four floors of Old Stone House Museum

This was such an amazing place. I was so thrilled to be able to go through all four floors of the museum. So many times there are floors and parts of the museums that are not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was such an amazing place. I was so thrilled to be able to go through all four floors of the museum. So many times there are floors and parts of the museums that are not open to the public. There is so much to see and learn about. The presentation by the curators was excellent. We will have to... More 

Thank yellowbirdVermont
New York City, New York, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We really enjoyed the extensive tour of the buildings and learned a lot about life and education in private academies in Vermont. The buildings, including several barns are in a really beautiful setting. We felt it well worth our time to look back in time, and learn so much.

Thank citycat66
Barrington NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Lots of history here- heard about it on Chronicle and thought we would take a trip up and stay at Lake Willoughby. We had a great time- it took about 2 hours to take the tour and look around at the barns. We are always on the look out for things like this- We really enjoyed it.

Thank karen29len
Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2015

This museum is enormous and full of historical Vermont items. We explored for over an hour. Great value for the price.

Thank themikebray
Pleasant Valley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Wing commander took a fall flight to Smuggler's Notch Vermont a few years back. Our route included 200 km of gravel and blind concession driving as we soaked up the colours of the North East Kingdom. On this back road tour our first Ah Ha moment was passing through this group a wonderfully historic buildings. Now this was 9 AM... More 

Thank LorenzoelJefe
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Old Stone House is a collection of six restored buildings on 50+ acres, dating from the 1830s. Originally a school, the museum now comprises about 20 rooms of artifacts documenting Vermont life in the early 19th Century. All interesting, with careful restorations and a wide range of exhibits. Our tour guide, actually a last-minute replacement and not terribly experienced giving... More 

Thank Stuart R
Hyde Park, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Allen S
Newport, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Leon J
Long Beach, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank ladyt202
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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