Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

The Old Stone House Museum opens seasonally from May 15th to October 13th, Wednesdays through Sundays (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays). We are open from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

In 2020, the Old Stone House Museum and its collections can be accessed by a virtual tour, self-guided tour of our campus, or private museum tour only. Please consult our Covid19 Safety Plan.

Driving Directions to the Historic Village.

Admission

Come for a visit.
    • Adults: $10.00
    • Senior / AAA Member: $8.00
    • Youth (Ages 5-17): $5.00
    • Child (Under 5): Free
    • Family Day Pass (2 Adults & Kids Under 17): $25.00
    • College Students (With ID): $8.00
    • U.S. Military Veteran: $8.00
    • Orleans County Resident: $8.00
    • Active Military: FREE
    • Brownington Resident: FREE
 

 

Admission is always FREE for Museum members. Click here to join today!

In 2020, the Old Stone House Museum and its collections can be accessed by a virtual tour, self-guided tour of our campus, or private museum tour only. Please consult our Covid19 Safety Plan.

On-site tours begin in the Alexander Twilight House, located across from the museum. Please note that the museum tour includes three flights of old wooden stairs. Only the first floor of the museum and the two barns are accessible by wheelchair. Chairs are available throughout the building for resting.

The Old Stone House Museum also known as Athenian Hall.
About the Old Stone House Museum

The Old Stone House Museum opened in 1925. Alexander Twilight (1795-1857), the first African-American to graduate from college and to serve in a state legislature, completed construction of the massive four-story granite building in 1836. The building originally served as the Orleans County Grammar School dormitory until the 1860s.

Inside the museum’s thirty rooms are exhibits that tell the story of Orleans County, Vermont. This includes furniture, paintings, tools, textiles, folk art, and all the stuff of everyday life. Some noted items in the collection include Rufus Porter wall murals, a Civil War-era congressional desk, a small Mormon relic from Vermont, and the always popular “phantom baby” portrait on the top floor. Two barns display antique agricultural items, horse drawn transportation, maple sugaring equipment, and more. Our grounds are the perfect place to plan a picnic and no visit is complete without a walk to the top of Prospect Hill.