Museum

Boldt Castle

Boldt Castle was designed as their summer dream home for hotel magnate George C. Boldt as a tribute to his beloved wife Louise.

Coordinates are for the castle itself, but it is on an island so you’ll need to grab a boat ride from one of the local tour operators (click the external site link).

Cole Land Transportation Museum

Very nice museum with tons of old cars/trucks/trains/motorcycles & many other powered vehicles. Bangor is not the best place in the world to ride your motorcycle, but getting up here can be fun.

Columbus Chapel and Boal Mansion Museum

Home of eight generations of the Boal family for over 200 years with the original furnishings. A centuries-old chapel of the Columbus family imported from Spain in 1909 containing the Admiral’s Desk of Christopher Columbus, fine European art.

Corning Museum of Glass

Glass artworks and artifacts, as well as historical information about glass-making. Demonstrations and participatory events scheduled regularly.

Fort Ticonderoga

Historic fort and living museum. On May 10, 1775, Ethan Allen, Benedict Arnold, and the Green Mountain Boys crossed Lake Champlain from Vermont and at dawn surprised and captured the sleeping garrison. This was the first American victory of the Revolutionary War.

Hammond Castle

One of the largest private collection of medieval armor and artifacts in New England. Located right on the coast with wonderful view of the ocean below. They do a self guided tour so you are free to roam the property and the castle itself.

Hildene – Lincoln Family Home

In the beautiful green mountains of VT is the home of Abraham Lincoln’s only son that survived to be an adult. The guided tour really explains life in this mansion back in the early 20th century. The surrounding grounds are truly remarkable and very beautiful.

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn

Great look into the way things used to be. There are a few attractions scattered around the property that are worth seeing, including Martha’s Chapel, the old Schoolhouse, and the nearby picturesque Grist Mill, which iis just down the street and has its own parking area.

Mabry Mill

One of the most photographed spots on the parkway. There is an interpretive trail with exhibits about Appalachian life. On Sundays there are often informal music gatherings. Weekend exhibits are not uncommon. If you get a chance, go visit the Meadows of Dan, at milepost 177.7. Very sweet little town.

Owl’s Head Transportation Museum

A great place to see some old vehicles as well as air planes. Every year they host a Vintage Motorcycle Meet & Antique Aeroplane Show. It’s a beautiful museum.

Shelburne Museum

This is one of Vermont’s best kept secrets and a very cool place. Americana is exhibited in 39 buildings and includes an outdoor history collection with many relocated items: a lighthouse, a steam locomotive, a covered bridge, an operating vintage carousel and the huge steamboat Ticonderoga. Their website does not convey just how terrific this place is. To do it justice plan on 4 hours however, you could easily spend a day.

Star Trek Original Series Set Tour

Trek superfan James Cawley began the process of rebuilding the sets just as they would have been seen 50 years ago when the series was being filmed, a 14 year journey has culminated in the most accurate rebuild of the original sets, and is now open and welcoming STAR TREK fans from all over the world!

Stony Point Battlefield

One of the last major Revolutionary War battles in the northeastern colonies occurred on this dramatic peninsula, which rises high over the Hudson River. There is about a quarter mile hike up a steep but paved driveway from the parking lot to the museum, then a nice foot path with interpretive signage and great views of the river.

The Stony Point Lighthouse, built in 1826, is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River.

Storm King Art Center

Great sculpture park. Storm King Art Center has welcomed visitors from across the 500 acres of rolling hills, woodlands, and fields of native grasses and wildflowers provide the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time.

Vermont Marble Museum

An out of the ordinary museum built on the site of a former marble quarry. At the worlds largest marble museum see marble art in a studio & gallery and learn how calcium carbonate (powdered marble) is used in a variety of products from chewing gum to toothpaste. Gift shop. A 90 minute stay is about right.

Virginia Military Institute Museum

Many items in the collection have been presented over the past 140 years by the individuals who used them. Cadet guided tours are offered daily (dependent on cadet availability) at 12:00 noon departing from the lobby