Area Museums, Parks, and Historic Sites

Due to uncertainties posed by COVID-19, we also recommend that you contact individual sites for their most recent scheduling information prior to your visit.

National Parks: (many open for outdoor exhibits/trails): Fourth Graders are eligible for a FREE National Parks Pass through the Every Kid Outdoors program

VT State Parks: BPL is happy to offer a VT State Parks Pass for patron use. This pass is good for FREE entry into State Park day areas (up to eight people in one vehicle). Thanks VT Dept of Libraries and VT State Parks!

Vermont State Historic Sites: BPL is happy to offer a Vermont State Historic Sites Pass for patron use. This pass is good for FREE entry into State Historic Sites (up to eight people in one vehicle). Thanks VT Dept of Libraries and VT State Historic Sites!

VT Historical Society and Museum and Heritage Galleries: (Barre, VT) BPL is happy to offer a VT History Museum and Heritage Galleries pass for patron use. Learn about Vermont’s exciting past in our museum, heritage exhibits, and library! Or make new discoveries for your research project, family or community history with our programs, educational offerings, and books. Thanks to the VT Dept of Libraries and the VT Historical Society! Homeschooling programs

American Precision Museum: (Windsor, VT) BPL is happy to offer an AMerican Precision Museum family pass for patron use. The American Precision Museum combines the atmosphere of an original 19th century factory building with a world-class collection of historic machines. The 1846 armory building, the “Shaping America” exhibition and accompanying programs explore industrial history in the context of innovation, creative problem solving, and the impact of precision manufacturing on American history and culture.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS): (Quechee, VT) BPL is happy to offer a discounted admissions pass to VINS (admission is reduced to $5 per person,for up to four people). VINS’ mission is to motivate individuals and communities to care for the environment through education, research, and avian wildlife rehabilitation. Homeschooling program, field trips Online resources

Fairbanks Museum: (St. Johnsbury, VT) The Mission of the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium is to inspire wonder, curiosity, and responsibility for the natural world. Homeschool programs Virtual Classroom

Montshire Museum of Science: (Norwich, VT) The Montshire Museum of Science is a nationally recognized, hands-on museum in Norwich, Vermont. Homeschool programs Online resources

Billings Farm and Museum: (Woodstock, VT) As the premier gateway for interpreting Vermont’s rural culture and agrarian heritage, Billings Farm offers diverse, interactive programs that focus on rural life, work, and land stewardship as reflected in the traditions and values of 19th century farm families. Homeschool programs

Vermont Granite Museum: (Barre, VT) Located within an authentic turn-of-the-century granite manufacturing plant, the museum’s mission is to create stimulating, interactive environments for learning about the geology, technology, history, and art of Vermont’s unique granite heritage art, industry, capabilities and cultural heritage. Homeschooling programs, field trips

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum: (St. Johnsbury, VT) The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, a legacy of the Fairbanks family,  is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery located in St. Johnsbury, Vermont.

Parks in Bradford:

Boch Park: picnic tables.  Located at the falls.  Main Street, Bradford. 

Elizabeth’s Park: playground, picnic tables.  Fairground Rd., Bradford.

Denny Park: Gazebo.  N. Main Street, Bradford.

Hiking:

Low St. John Forest: walking trails suitable for all ages.  Goshen Rd, Bradford (just past the 91 underpass).

Wright’s Mt.:  1.6 mile hike suitable for all ages.  

For more info and hiking ideas visit All Trails or visit us at the library for books of local hikes.

Did you know that many museums are offering online views of their exhibitions? Check them out here.