Burlington travel takes to you to the best museums near Chittenden, Vermont. Burlington is located near the shores of Lake Champlain and Shelburne Bay. It's a large city of shops, museums and annual festivals that attract people from all over the United States. BBOnline has put together a great list of museums for you to visit once you arrive to your Chittenden Bed and Breakfast. Explore, learn and have the best time on your vacation when you come to Chittenden, Vermont.
The Ethan Allen Homestead Museum
1 Ethan Allen Homestead
Burlington, VT 05408
Burlington travel explores Ethan Allen, one of America's most influential men at the time the country was new. Many considered him a folk hero for his accomplishments and contributions in establishing Vermont. The home has period furnishings, videos, artifacts and more about the Allen family. Contact the museum for hours and admission fees.
Robert Hull Fleming Museum
61 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT 05405
The Fleming Museum is located at the University of Vermont. This museum opened in 1931 as a learning tool for Vermont citizens. Today it's home to over 20,000 paintings, sculptures and unique artifacts. You'll discover contemporary creations and historical art from every corner of the world, including Ancient Egypt and Africa. Although there are permanent collections on display, new works are introduced periodically. Most temporary collections last for several months at a time. Call the Fleming Museum for current hours and admission prices after arriving to your Chittenden Inn.
ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
One College St
Burlington, VT 05401
The Burlington travel guide has one special museum on the list. This museum features a good number of traveling exhibits of scientific and biological nature. The center has historical, ecological and cultural information on the basin of Lake Champlain. It's not your typical museum because it has live exhibits as well on display. Children are especially pleased with ECHO because many of the exhibits are hands-on activities. Consider this place when you want to experience something out of the ordinary or entertain the kids. Call for more information on the traveling exhibits, hours and directions.
The Birds of Vermont Museum
900 Sherman Hollow Rd
Huntington, VT 05462
Burlington isn't the only place in Chittenden County that has museums. The Birds of Vermont Museum is located in nearby Huntington on 100 acres of land. This fascinating museum has almost 500 intricately wood carvings of birds on display. You'll discover over 250 species of birds known to Vermont. The carvings are life-like masterpieces from two very talented wood carvers. The carvers spend a great deal of time making each carving true to life and every detail is represented with care. After enjoying this museum, watch the birds through viewing windows. You may also bird watch while picnicking on the museum's grounds at nearby picnic tables.
Make a special and easy day trip from your Chittenden Bed and Breakfast for this visit. Call the museum with any questions you may have. They are open May through October from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Winter hours vary, so please call for these.