Visiting Vermont? You might want to stop in to the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. A quirky little museum in St. Johnsbury, it’s filled with something for everyone.
When I was planning our Spring Break trip to Vermont, I scouted Groupon and LivingSocial, looking for hotel deals to save a bit of money. After that, I started looking for deals on places we could visit and things we could do while we were there.
Which is exactly how I came to find the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury.
Started by Franklin Fairbanks in 1889, it originally housed just his collection of historical artifacts and animal trophies that he had collected over the years. And as his friends traveled the world, they added to his collection, and the end result is a unique museum that has something for everyone in the family. Over 175,000 items to check out!
Animals. Rocks and minerals. Bugs galore. Civil War artifacts. Bits of St. Johnsbury history.
The building’s structure itself was unusual enough that I asked about it, and it was actually built specifically to house Mr. Fairbanks’ collection.