515 Canal St.
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Phone: (802) 254-2360
Fax: (802) 251-0910
Arts & Museums
Located inside a former train station, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center is a museum that displays new exhibits every time. Art exhibits of local as well as international artists are held here regularly. The museum celebrates the creative vision of contemporary artists and holds cultural events like film screenings and concerts. Art lovers of all ages are in for a treat every time they visit this place. Check website for more details on upcoming events.
After 65 years as a chicken coop and a heroic rescue by a local farmer, No. 10 is back on track. A special November holiday evening is reserved for riders of this restored yellow 1896 Shelburne Falls Railway Combine. Ride the trolley, complete with blue gold-trimmed capped uniformed ticket-takers in the 100 year-old Buckland freight yard, and imagine the loading and unloading of apples, milk, and mail while viewing the lighted village and Bridge of Flowers. Tickets are adults $2 for a 15-minute ride; children five and under are free.
A series of 13 historic homes line Old Main Street in beautiful Deerfield, Massachusetts. Part of the campus of Deerfield Academy, Historic Deerfield allows visitors to tour the different homes to see what life was like during the 18th and 19th Centuries in this farming community. Deerfield also houses a working farm and garden, over 27,000 historic objects, and a comprehensive research library. The Flynt Center of Early New England Life is home to a variety of artwork and sits on several acres of lovely countryside. There is also a museum store that offers literature, trinkets and handicrafts relating to Deerfield's history.
The Whitaker-Clary House stands as one of the most significant and stellar houses on the Elm Street. The building is a brilliant structure that dates back to 1816. Included in the National Register of Historic Places, this house displays collection pertaining to the historical heritage of the Swift River Valley. Original objects and artifacts of the house were sold off in an auction by its previous occupants.