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Small Town Gems of Vermont

Program No. 24038RJ
Discover the appeal of small-town living as you learn about the history, politics and people of three of Vermont’s most charming cities – Stowe, Montpelier and Middlebury.

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At a Glance

Go beyond the tourist trail to uncover historic treasures of the Green Mountain State. Discover the appeal of small-town living while staying at two of the state’s most charming inns and exploring lesser-known historical institutions like the UVM Morgan Horse Farm, Champlain Orchards and the Sheldon Museum, the nation’s oldest community-based museum. Study local government at the nation’s smallest capital, the Vermont State House, before unwinding at the beautiful Shelburne Vineyards with a private lecture and tasting. Experience the closeness of these tight-knit communities while venturing to the Waybury Inn, the set of the Bob Newhart Show, and spending two nights at the historic Green Mountain Inn. Delve into the countryside culture as you discover a new side of Vermont that few seldom see.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to 2 miles per day; standing up to 30 minutes at a time during presentations; walking on uneven terrain; getting on/off motor coach. The Middlebury Inn is an historic hotel and accessible rooms are limited. If unable to use stairs, elevator is available but manually operated by Inn staff, who are available 24 hours to offer assistance.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Stay at the wonderful Green Mountain Inn located in the heart of the Stowe Village.
  • Explore the Rock of Ages granite quarry, the largest of its kind in the Northeast, which produces a superior-grade granite used in monuments and building around the world.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the state’s history, politics and culture by exploring three of Vermont’s small towns.

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