Museums in Rutland

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to Slate Valley Museum (50% Off)

Slate Valley Museum

Granville

$10 $5

Tools and stories from the historic Slate Valley quarries fill an 1840s barn, joining modern examples of slate as art

Museum Visits or Ghost Tours for Two, Four, or Six at Fort William Henry Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Fort William Henry Museum

Lake George

$33.90 $16.95

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Interactive history museum guides guests through Fort William Henry's bloody past with live reenactors and candle-lit ghost tours

Visit or Membership to The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame (50% Off). Three Options Available.

National Museum Of Dance And Hall Of Fame

Saratoga Springs

$26 $13

Museum celebrates the history of dance and dancers with stunning exhibits

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum Visit for Two, Four, or Six (Up to 57% Off)

Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Warner

$17 $9

Museum covers 20,000 years of Native American culture and history with region-specific galleries, workshops, and medicinal plants

Museum Admission and Memberships to Millyard Museum (Up to 46% Off). Four Options Available.

Millyard Museum

The Millyard

$16 $9

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Learn about the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly the home of the world's largest textile company

Museum Visit for Four or "Dickinsons in Love" Event for Two at Emily Dickinson Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Emily Dickinson Museum

Amherst Center

$48 $29

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Tour Emily Dickinson's estate to learn about her life and works, or attend a wine-and-cheese reception exploring 19th-century romance

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No matter what direction their houses might actually be facing, most of the roofs in the United States point toward Slate Valley, a 24-mile-long stretch between New York and Vermont. That region not only produces most of the nation's roofing slate, but also has an intricate history that reaches all the way back to the 1800s.

  • The Building: Slate Valley Museum fills a New World Dutch Barn, which was built around 1840
  • Eye Catcher: a worn-down and beat-up 1951 LJT Mack Truck, which once hauled finished slate?and then blocks and rubbish?for the Tatko Bros. Slate Company

  • Don't Miss: Neil Rappaport's black-and-white photographs of Slate Valley's quarries, workers, and earliest bunny ears
  • Permanent Mainstay: The Dream and the Reality, which explores how various immigrant groups came to work in the slate quarries
  • Visiting Exhibit: Slate as Muse?a collection of sculptures, photographs, and watercolor paintings by 19 artists who used slate as medium and subject
  • While You're in the Neighborhood: take a self-guided driving tour through local quarries and other slate-industry sites
17 Water St.
Granville,
NY
US

Established: 1976

Staff Size: 25?50 people

Pro Tip: Allow at least 2?3 hours, but don't try to do everything on your first visit.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: 125+ exhibits, it's hard to pick one

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with the Director Of Marketing

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

The Montshire is a 100-acre science center delighting visitors of all ages with diverse exhibits and programs.

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

Andy's Place is a special area for children five and under and the museum store is full of carefully selected gifts, books, puzzles, and toys.

1 Montshire Rd
Norwich,
VT
US

The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame covers everything from the history of dance in Harlem to the innovations of famous dancers. Exhibits containing videos, artifacts, and costumes explore traditional and modern dance from a variety of cultural groups and class backgrounds. To share a passion for dance with the community, the museum also hosts classes through the Lewis A. Swyer School for the Arts.

99 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs,
NY
US

The story of the United States Navy begins on Lake Champlain. The year was 1776, and the fledgling American Revolution seemed doomed to failure almost before it began after a naval retreat to the town known today as Whitehall, New York. Then the Continental Congress issued a command on June 17 of 1776 "to build, with all expedition, as many galleys and armed vessels as ... shall be sufficient to make us indisputably masters of the lakes Champlain and George." By August, eight new gunboats were afloat on the lake—just in time to face the British in the Battle of Valcour.

That story and hundreds more come to life in the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum's collection of more than 15,000 artifacts, images, and documents. Visitors can marvel at the massive 10' x 8' rudder of the steamboat Champlain II, and explore her shipwreck in real time using a remote-operated vehicle. In the Hazelett Watercraft Center, the 111-year-old ice yacht Storm King towers over 90 dugouts, bark canoes, kayaks, rowing skiffs, and sailboats. But the core of the museum is the Key to Liberty exhibit, where visitors can read eyewitness accounts of the Battle of Valcour and marvel at a 9-foot scale model of a gunboat. On fair days, the full-size gunboat replica Philadelphia II sets sail, giving passengers a glimpse of a distant era without the bother of going though a time machine broker first.

4472 Basin Harbor Rd
Vergennes,
VT
US

Arriving in Paris after leading a scientific expedition through northern China, Sterling Clark was just another Boxer Rebellion veteran and Yale-educated engineer looking for something to do with the inheritance of his magnate grandfather, Robert Clark, who was an heir to the Singer sewing-machine fortune. Like the countless men who found themselves in the same position, Sterling did the only thing left to do at that point of his adventurous life: invest in art.

Sterling and his wife Francine both displayed a discriminating eye for art in their first year of collecting, almost immediately acquiring a piece by the sought-after painter Hyacinthe Rigaud, who was famous for his portraiture of 17th-century European nobility and drawing the most realistic-looking stick people. The Clarks' tastes evolved over time, and their collection ballooned to include more than 30 paintings by Renoir and dozens of works by other impressionist artists.

In 1955, a year before Sterling passed away, he and Francine founded their art institute, where the museum's curators presently stay true to the couple's artistic interests. French impressionism still forms the crux of the collection, but the museum's scope is ever expanding and nowadays includes works of early photographers and American painters and a rotating schedule of well-curated special exhibitions.

225 South St
Williamstown,
MA
US

• For $5, you get admission for two (a $10 value). • For $39, you get one family membership for two adults and all dependent children under 18 (an $80 value).

250 Jordan Rd
Troy,
NY
US