Throughout the region, you will find specialty stores, craft shops, antique dealers and art galleries catering to a wide variety of interests. These are the places to look for the unusual, the perfectly sublime and the darn good bargain. The entire Kingdom is studded with shops and cottage industries run by artisans, second-hand dealers, farmers and craftspeople who take pride in making things the old-fashioned way.
The Northeast Kingdom is a region where simplicity overshadows technology, and the tapestry of hills, trees, lakes, and villages provides inspiration for artists, craftspeople, writers, and musicians. A stroll through the galleries, museums, studios, and workshops will reveal the influence of time and tradition on the creative spirit that has taken root here.
Bring the whole family to the Fairbanks Museum, 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. Make a Pilgrimage to the Old Stone House Museum which houses 25 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont....
The remoteness and stunning landscape of the Northeast Kingdom makes for an inspirational setting for many folks with creative spirits & artistic talents. Many Artists and Craftspeople live and work along our winding dirt roads, nestled among our mountains and woods, often working out of barns, old farmhouses, or just out in the great wide open. Many keep set hours for you to visit their galleries/studios while other simply ask that you call ahead and make an appointment to come visit. Either way, you are in for a wonderful stop and there's no telling what kind of treasures you'll find!