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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum

Main Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT
+1 802-748-8291
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I Didn't Expect to Find a Library!

From the written description, I thought this was primarily an art museum. But it turned out to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Doug F
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Rochester, New York
A bit disappointing

Although somewhat interesting, with good furnishings, and a good collection of old paintings, this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wtrav77
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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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A public library with an art gallery.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“art museum” (7 reviews)
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Main Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the written description, I thought this was primarily an art museum. But it turned out to be primarily a public library. However, in the back of this beautiful building is a large room where there is an excellent collection of paintings in the grand...More

Thank Doug F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although somewhat interesting, with good furnishings, and a good collection of old paintings, this was not as good an attraction as you might think from the ratings. Would not recommend a special trip to see it. Might be good to combine with a day trip...More

Thank Wtrav77
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The architecture here is only surpassed by the surprise of it's wonderful art collection...and the marvelous docent who helped us learn about all the paintings & objects the Atheneum holds...

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Another place which shows recent American history and community values in a very good light. One can only wish we keep the spirit which made this place.

Thank Sharon34895
Reviewed 25 July 2017

If you love art and books, then this is a must see! The Docent was very knowledgeable and provided myself and two others with an excellent tour of the entire building, to include the art museum, new pieces that had just arrived, ironic stories about...More

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Mr. Fairbanks build a wonderful building/library in 1871. It is stock full of recent publications, older books, reading rooms, computer access and wonderful architecture from a bygone era. It is worth a visit By the way, a year long membership with checkout privileges is only...More

Thank Lee J
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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 22 May 2017

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

1  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
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