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Address: 28 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, Orleans, VT 05860
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African American Alexander Twilight built this stone house as a school and it is now the home of Orleans County historical documents.

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Awesome view through history

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 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 

Thank Allen S
Newport, Vermont
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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

Thank Leon J
Long Beach, Mississippi
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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!

Thank ladyt202
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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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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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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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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 

Thank DrJohnWarren
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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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