Orleans - Old Stone House Museum

109 Old Stone House Road
802-754-2022

The Old Stone House, built as a school dormitory in 1834-36, now houses 25 rooms of exhibits focussing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The collection includes furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, and many of the tools and utensils of daily life.

The Museum is located in the Brownington Village Historic District, amidst 19th century homes and a church, surrounded by farmland.



Reviews

Theresa Vander Boon

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Sunday, July 30, 2017
A hidden gem of the Northeast Kingdom. The staff is very knowledgeable and everyone that stops gets a tour guide. There are multiple buildings on site include the old grammar school, the boardinghouse, the blacksmith's shop (where they hold regular classes), the observatory, etc. The grounds are stunning and can be rented out for weddings or even smaller events. There is a full kitchen and the terrace of the Hall House is PERFECT for any small event. Also, the observatory has the best view I have come across yet. You can see all the way past Newport and into Canada and can be rented out for weddings! A must if you are in Vermont!

Rick Kelley

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Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017
This is not a typical museum. You will not find things stored under glass all lined up in rows for easy viewing. This is like stepping back in time. The entire property is the museum with items displayed in their natural locations throughout several buildings. The museum also offers educational and entertainment activities on a regular basis.

C Geddis

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
a lovely place thats tucked away in a beautiful area of Vermont. Its like stepping back in time!

Marie Blodgett

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Peggy Day Gibson and the staff made our wedding unforgettable. The Hall House was a wonderful spot to invite guest after the ceremony and there was enough space to put up a tent behind the Hall House. The grounds were nicely manicured and clean. We had plenty of time for set up and clean up as well. I would recommend this space for a wedding!! Beautiful and peaceful! We held our wedding ceremony at the church across the street.

Amy R

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Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
Very interesting and educational! Great tour guide.