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Old Stone House Museum

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28 Old Stone House Rd, Brownington, Orleans, VT 05860-9557
+1 802-754-2022
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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
Joanie A
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A great way to spend a couple of hours

This museum has a lot of knickknacks from The past 150 years or so. They are interesting to look at... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2017
kel888
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African American Alexander Twilight built this stone house as a school and it is now the home of Orleans County historical documents.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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28 Old Stone House Rd, Brownington, Orleans, VT 05860-9557
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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

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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.

Thank kel888
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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Thank Jeffrey L
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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

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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

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Reviewed July 4, 2017

This is a great way to see authentic buildings from the early 1800's I won't ruin the story only to say it is amazing. Guided tours or lead you self.

Thank Brian M
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