Rutland, VT Tourist Attractions
Rutland (pop. 18,000) is known as "Marble City" due to the quarrying and marble related industries in the area. The area is a popular base for nearby recreational opportunities offered in Killington and the Green Mountain National Forest.
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Norman Rockwell Museum in Rutland features a large collection of work by Rockwell including more than 2,500 magazine covers, advertisements, calendars, and other works.
The town of Brandon (pop. 3,900) was established in 1761 under the name Neshobe. In 1784 the name was changed to Brandon. The town still retains many of its old buildings and the downtown historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Pittsford (pop. 3,100) was settled as a frontier town in 1769 and features two picket forts from that era as well as four covered bridges that were built in the 1840s.
New England Maple Museum
The New England Maple Museum in Pittsford offers a look at the sugaring process from the times of the American Indians to present day.
Pittsford National Fish Hatchery
Castleton (pop. 4,400) is located 15 mi/24km west of Rutland close to the New York/Vermont state border. The town is a popular summer resort area and home town Castleton State College. There are many picturesque old houses from the early 1800's around the town.
Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site is the site of the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont. An interpretive display describes the battle fought here on July 7, 1777.
Black River Academy Museum, Ludlow
The Black River Academy Museum in Ludlow is located in a building that was once the only institution of higher education in the area. It operated from 1885 to 1938. The building now houses a fiber textile school.Historical photographs and documents, furniture and other items from the academy have been preserved.
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site, Plymouth
The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site is a complex of buildings, including the birthplace and childhood home of Calvin Coolidge, as well as his grave. There is a visitor's center, Wilder Home - which is the former home of Coolidge's mother, a barn, the Plymouth Cheese Factory, and a General Store.
Mount Holly Community Historical Museum, Belmont
Mount Holly Community Historical Museum in Belmont features historic items from around Vermont including documents, books, photographs, clothing and household items.