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Museum and Park Passes

Coming soon!  We are going to have the Vermont Granite Museum Library Family Pass!
This pass will be valid for 2017 and 2018 season.  This will be for two adults and children to come to any event or just a tour of the museum for Free!  There is no limit on the number of times people can use this pass!

The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from the first week in May to the last Saturday in October from 10 am to 4 pm or by appointment.  In addition to exhibits in the Jones Brothers granite plant, a 27,000 sq. ft. century old granite shed, we also have a climbing wall, a dozen interactive stations, working blacksmith shop, Stone Arts School, and a 3/4 mile nature trail along the Steven’s Branch or the Winooski River.  The upcoming events for 2017 include:

June 24

June 25

July 26 – 29

September 9

October 28

6 pm to midnight

6 pm to midnight

6 pm to midnight

10 am to 4 pm

10 am to 4 pm

RockFire – Heritage Walk

RockFire – Firewalk

Barre Heritage Festival

Vermont Granite Festival

Last Day of the Season

Library Echo Pass $4.00 Admission for Book Lovers!  This is a savings of 62%!

The pass is for admission for two adults and three youths to the Echo Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain for just four dollars each!

Please visit the web site www.echovermont.org. Call 802-864-1848 ext. 101 with any questions.

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State Park Day Use Pass.  The 2017 Pass is here at the Library.  Stop by the front desk!

Free admission for up to 8 people in a vehicle for day use in the following parks:

Alburg Dunes State Park, Alburgh
Allis State Park, Brookfield
Ascutney State Park, Windsor
Big Deer, Groton
Bomoseen State Park, Castleton
Branbury State Park, Salisbury
Boulder Beach State Park, Groton
Brighton State Park, Island Pond
Button Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh
Camp Plymouth State Park, Tyson
Crystal Lake State Park, Barton
Coolidge State Park, Plymouth
D.A.R. State Park, Addison
Elmore State Park, Elmore
Emerald Lake State Park, N. Dorset
Gifford Woods State Park, Killington
Grand Isle
Green River Reservoir, Hyde Park
Half Moon Pond, Hubbardton
Jamaica State Park, Jamaica
Kill Kare State Park, St. Albans Bay
Kettle Pond, Groton
Kingsland Bay State Park, Ferrisburgh
Knight Island, North Hero
Knight Point State Park, North Hero
Lake Carmi State Park, Franklin
Lake St. Catherine State Park, Shaftsbury
Lake Shaftsbury, Shaftsbury
Little River, Waterbury
Lowell Lake State Park, Londonderry
Maidstone State Park, Maidstone
Molly Stark State Park, Wilmington
Mount Philo State Park, Charlotte
New Discovery State Park, Marshfield
Niquette Bay, Colchester
North Hero State Park, North Hero
Quechee
Ricker Pond, Groton
Sand Bar State Park, Milton
Seyon Ranch, Groton
Silver Lake State Park, Barnard
Smugglers Notch, Stowe
Stillwater, Groton
Thetford Hill State Park,  Thetford Center
Townshend State Park, Townshend
Underhill State Park, Underhill
Waterbury Center State Park, Waterbury Center
Wilgus State Park, Ascutney
Woods Island, St. Albans Bay
Woodford
Waterbury Center, Waterbury
1-888-409-7579  or www.vtstateparks.com

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, & Recreation and the Vermont Department of Libraries
Vermont State Historic Sites 2016 Free Pass
Free entry to the Vermont State Historic Sites for one family or groups of up to 8 people!

Visit history where it happened!  www.HistoricVermont.org/sites
The following sites are on this pass:

Bennington Battle Monument
15 Monument Circle, Bennington
Mid April to Oct. 31, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
802-447-0550

Chimney Point State Historic Site
7305 VT Route 125, Addison
Memorial Day to Columbus Day,  9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wed.-Sun.
802-759-2412

Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site
5696 Monument Road, Hubbardton
May 29 to Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thurs.-Sun.
802-273-2282

Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site
214 Justin Morrill Highway, Strafford
May 29 to Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
802-765-4484

Mount Independence State Historic Site
497 Mount Independence Road, Orwell
May 29 to Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
802-948-2000

Old Constitution House State Historic Site
16 North Main St., Windsor
May 29 to Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.
802-828-3051

President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
3780 Route 100A, Plymouth Notch
May 29 to Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
802-672-3773

President Chester Arthur State Historic Site
4588 Chester Arthur Road, Fairfield
July 4 to Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sat. & Sun.
802-933-8362

Other historic points of interest:

Ethan Allen Monument
Open Year Round
Greenmount Cemetery, Colchester Avenue, Burlington
Free

Eureka Schoolhouse
Open late May -mid-October
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday-Friday, by appointment only
Please call the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce at 802-885-2779
Donation Appreciated.

Kent Museum
Open by Appointment
281-299 Old West Church Road, Calais
Please call the Division for Historic Preservation at 802-828-3051.
Donation Appreciated.

Theron Boyd House
Open by Appointment
75 Hillside Road, Quechee.  Please call the Division for Historic Preservation at 802-828-3051.
Donation Appreciated.

Underwater Historic Preserves
Not all history happens on land! Lake Champlain, one of the nation’s most historic waterways, contains countless shipwrecks–military, commercial and private vessels–dating back to the 1700s.  The State maintains five underwater historic sites for scuba divers–the Horse Ferry, the Phoenix, the Coal Barge, the General Butler and the Diamond Island Stone Boat.  Each preserve is marked by yellow buoys with guidelines providing safe and easy access to the wrecks.
Diving guidelines are available by calling the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum at 802-475-2022.

Veterans and Seniors can obtain a Green Mountain Pssport from their town clerk’s office, for a one-time fee of $2.00.  The Passport allows free access to Historic Sites if you are a legal resident of Vermont and 62 years of age or older, OR a veteran of the uniformed services.

All Active Military Personnel (and immediate families) are always admitted free!

All passes go out for three days.  All are on a first come first serve basis.  No renewals or reserves.  Call the library to check if the passes are available, 626-5475.

Sorry, we no longer have Montshire passes.