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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Main Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT
+1 802-748-8291
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Fantastic woodwork in the 19th century style

Take your time here. Enjoy the books, the incredible artwork and of course the woodwork that can... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
421Chaz
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Derby Line, Vermont
Visit it while traveling through North-Eastern Vermont

Be sure to stop by and visit this small Art Gallery in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. This is a unique... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alexandre S
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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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Main Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT
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+1 802-748-8291
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Take your time here. Enjoy the books, the incredible artwork and of course the woodwork that can only be found in more mature structures. I continue to paint watercolors, but I draw inspiration from the incredible artwork on display.

Thank 421Chaz
Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to stop by and visit this small Art Gallery in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. This is a unique gallery for a small town like saint Johnsbury. It has an excellent library also.

Thank Alexandre S
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had visited the Athenaeum many years ago when it was essentially suit down for renovation. Recently we revisited it only to discover what a marvelous place it is. We were fortunate to have Ewa as our guide. I will not try to explain everything...More

Thank RalphP2
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed the art museum. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. Ewa Seiler knows a detailed history of every painting in the place. We also learned a lot about the founder of Fairbanks Scales and were given a map for a walking...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 26 March 2017

... to a splendid Italianate structure complementing your visit to the Fairbanks Museum in Richardsonian Romanesque. Both super important statements in late 19th century architecture. Now step inside to a public collection wonderfully displayed in contrast to the private bug and animal collection in handcrafted...More

1  Thank LorenzoelJefe
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Wife & I and friends visited this amazing place on our last Fall's tour of New England. This historic Library was built by a former governor of Vermont, who was also an art lover. In addition to books, this wonderful place has quite a collection...More

Thank Mike D
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Athenaeum is a step back in time to the Victorian era, complete with squeaky floors. It is quiet and cozy and filled with curiosities. Definitely check it out if you like painters such as Bierstadt and architectural features like spiral staircases. If you want...More

Thank Ani7
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We did a day trip to the Athenaeum and thoroughly enjoyed this unique library/art gallery. it's quite an impressive Victorian building with lots of ornate woodwork, spiral staircases, and a small but interesting art gallery of about 100 paintings. Nearly all the artwork is 19th...More

Thank dougdnh
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Staying with family nearby, and had a very nice visit. The large painting by Bierstadt is not to be missed! Quiet, and a bit creaky.

Thank Stephen V
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Comfy like the great grandparents' house you never had. Read a book in an overstuffed leather chair, or use the computers for more modern ways of obtaining information. Enjoy the stillness and beauty of the art gallery.

Thank latefordinner2017
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