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Old Stone House Museum

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A Treasure

Been here many times over many years — and always find it enjoyable. This museum chronicles the... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Bill M
Sarasota, Florida
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Local history, well done

We visited with 2 other couples on a beautiful late summer afternoon and were treated to a... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2017
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African American Alexander Twilight built this stone house as a school and it is now the home of Orleans County historical documents.
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28 Old Stone House Rd, Brownington, Orleans, VT 05860-9557
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Been here many times over many years — and always find it enjoyable. This museum chronicles the accomplishments of a courageous Black minister — Alexander Twilight — and also houses artifacts tracing the history of Orlesns County and it’s people. The Museum has added more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

We visited with 2 other couples on a beautiful late summer afternoon and were treated to a wonderful, guided tour the entire campus of the school, The house and the barn. Our guide Brenda, a volunteer, was knowledgeable, articulate and patient as she walked, talked...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

This museum has a lot of knickknacks from The past 150 years or so. They are interesting to look at and learn about. The people who work at the museum are full of information and eager to share it.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

What a fascinating site in history! Alexander Twilight was America's first African American college graduate before starting this teacher's school in Brownington. Explore the variety of buildings and take yourself back in time.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

This was such an amazing and interesting place! We were thrilled to be able to go through all four floors of the museum. There is so much to see and learn about. The presentation by the curators was excellent. Director was about to retired, she...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 26, 2017

Incredible historical buildings filled with displays of locally collected tools and everyday instruments primarily from the 19th century. One of a kind establishment.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Walter P
Reviewed September 5, 2017

We had a very interesting tour guide. She was very thorough and enthusiastic. We learned a lot about the academy's founder, Alexander Twilight. There were 4 floors and they had lots of items on display ...not only from the school but from this period in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 9, 2017

My wife and I went on a tour here. It is a lovely little comunity with quite a few buildings of the period. Unfortunately, several were closed which was a disappointment. However, the Old Stone House itself is open, with a tour guide only. There...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed August 1, 2017

Our family group of ranged from 15 to 85 years in age, and we all really enjoyed the Old Stone Museum. The two teachers in our group were especially interested to learn about the academy's founder, Alexander Twilight, and teacher-training educator Samuel Read Hall. Craft...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank thujaplicata
Reviewed July 29, 2017

I visited this museum on July 8, 2017 after reading of it in a brochure which showed thirteen buildings, which includes the Old Stone House and others comprising the Brownington historic district. Unfortunately, only four of the thirteen buildings are open for exhibit and of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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