Museums & Factory Tours

History buffs find much to appreciate in Vermont’s rich past. Home to Ethan Allen, Robert Frost & Calvin Coolidge; Vermont has played a pivotal role in America’s political and cultural evolution. Historical sites and museums abound.

Among them are historical places like Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in Plymouth, the Ethan Allen Homestead in Burlington and the Mount Independence museum near Burlington. Other favorites include the Vermont Folklife Center in Middlebury, the Vermont Ski Museum at Stowe, the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester and the Vermont Covered Bridge Museum.

While museum hopping, don’t miss the factory tours. Vermont has long been known for its range of high quality and original products. Many of the producers are happy to have you stop in, tour the facilities and sample their wares.

How does a tasty stroll through Ben & Jerry’s sound? Or a warm trip through Johnson Woolen Mills. Perhaps a stop at the Vermont Teddybear Factory. There’s also the famous Cabot Creamery, home of Cabot Cheese, Sugarbush Farm, Boyden Valley Winery, Harpoon Brewery, Rock of Ages granite quarry, Simon Pearce Glass and a host of other hospitable producers of fine products. You have but to turn your head to find what you’re looking for, as factory tours are among the most popular tourist activities in Vermont

For more information visit about factory tours try Travel Vermont at www.travel-vermont.org and click Vermont Products. For more museum information visit - Vermont Attractions at www.vtattractions.org.

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