with Shrewsbury, Brandon & Killington
As Vermont’s second biggest city and home the Rutland Herald since 1794, Rutland is an impressive city. It is the site of the world’s deepest marble quarry and the location of the headquarters for the Green Mountain National Forest.
What to Do in Rutland:
Wilson Castle- A 19th century mansion where you
can see stained glass windows, imported tile fireplaces,
furniture from Europe and Asia, an art gallery, impressive
sculptures and over a dozen other buildings.
Norman Rockwell Museum- Do you remember the slice
of American lifestyle from artist Norman Rockwell?
Spend some time here to see the over 2,000 pictures, illustrations,
magazine covers, advertisements and art memorabilia from
the 60 years of Rockwell’s career.
New England Maple Museum- From food samples
to craft items, maple related gifts to demonstrations, visit
here where you can see one of the world’s largest
groupings of antique maple sugaring artifacts. There are
2 large dioramas, over 100 hand carved figures, and a narrated
Hubbardton Battlefield & Museum- The site of
the only Revolutionary battle fought in Vermont; you can
see where the Green Mountain Boys along with from Massachusetts
and New Hampshire prevented the British from reaching the
American Army. You will see monuments, can go hiking
or enjoy a picnic lunch.
Mt. Independence-Here you will find the country’s
most unmolested Revolutionary war site. There are 4 marked
trails along which you can see ruins of the fort complex.
Pico Alpine Slide & Scenic Chairlift- Get a bird’s
eye view of the area; at the base of the mountain is a sports
center and restaurant.
Photo Credits: 1940s Photo by Jack Delano;
Norman Rockwell Museum in Vermont by high limitzz;