Historic Sites, Museums & Galleries
If you’re interested in the local museums, galleries or older places full of history, here is a list for you. Have fun exploring a farm from back during the Civil War, or take a ride down to a planetarium.
The 45th Parallel is the exact spot where one is halfway between the equator and the north pole. There are two signs locally that people love to visit for pictures. Click here for directions to the 45th Parallel.
The Alice M. Ward Memorial Library formally known as Jacobs Stand, sits in the town center as the towns library since 1930, when it was bequeathed to them in the will of Alice M. Ward. Built in 1846, the original building was used as the most northerly station of the Connecticut River route on the Underground Railroad. Guests can go upstairs in the main building, and see where it was once used as a residence, and learn some history on the local logging lore as well. Click here for directions to the Alice M. Ward Memorial Library.
The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium is housed in a classic Victorian building where you’ll find a dazzling array of animals and artifacts, dolls and tools, shells and fossils, and Vermont’s only public planetarium. Click here for directions to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium.
The Haskell Opera House is the pride of those that live around it. The building is laid directly so a part of it is in Stanstead, Quebec, and the other part is in Derby Line, Vermont. Classified a historic site by both countries, they still hold plays and operas there today. The building is a must see for anyone touring the area.
The Northern Forest Heritage Park is located in the Androscoggin River valley and prides itself in keeping the heritage of working the forest and logging alive. Created in 1994, this three acre park holds beautiful waterfront access, interactive exhibits, a full size replica logging camp and the Brown Company House Museum. Learn how the loggers lived and appreciate the beauty of the forest that this unique park holds. Click here for directions to the Northern Forest Heritage Park.
The Old Stone House Museum houses 25 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The exhibits continue in Alexander Twilight’s own house, two more historic houses, and a traditional barn. Click here for directions to the Old Stone House Museum.
The Poore Family Homestead thrusts its visitors back in time to the Civil War era. Starting with a house, that hasn’t been touched since the war, and a barn filled with old letters, uniforms and farm equipment, this piece of history is a beautiful spot to visit. Click here for directions to the Poore Family Homestead.
Stephen Huneck Gallery is located on Dog Mountain. This mountain is set on 150 acres of land in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and people are encourage to bring their furry-friends with them. The gallery holds pictures inspired by the ten books written by the late Stephen Huneck, all of which were inspired by his dog, Sally. Click here for directions to the Stephen Huneck Gallery at Dog Mountain.