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Like a home away from home, this is the place to reconnect with friends and family, disconnect from the world, and start new traditions.
 

When you spend your Vermont vacation with us at the Swift House Inn, you will find plenty of area attractions to suit the interests of everyone in your family.

  • Addison County Chamber of Commerce
    Information center, walking tour maps, lodging, dining, shopping information, local and state interest materials. 2 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 802-388-7951.
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  • Chimney Point Historical Site
    Early Native American campsites and French Colonial Settlement. Museum explores this heritage through to present day. Addison, VT. 802-759-2412.

  • Danforth Pewter
    See the traditional art of pewter spinning Monday - Saturday. Shop open Monday - Saturday 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Sunday 10am - 5pm June-December. Located on Seymour Street. 802-388-0098.
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  • Factory Marketplace at Kennedy Bros.
    Located just north in Vergennes. Antique Center with more than 100 dealers. Manufacturers of fine oak, pine and cherry accessories. Made in Vermont crafts, unique gemstone jewelry. 802-877-2975.

  • Fort Ticonderoga Ferry
    Enjoy a Lake Champlain Boat Ride, short cut between Green Mountains and New York Adirondack’s. Daylight operation. Continuous 6 minute crossings. Since 1787. Larrabee’s Point, Shoreham, VT Route 74. 802-897-7999.
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  • Frog Hollow Mill
    Overlooking the falls in downtown Middlebury. An outstanding 18th century landmark, restored under auspices of National Trust for Historic Preservation. Serving both as Grist & Woolen Mill, John Deere worked here before going West. Now housing a consortium of distinctive stores. 802-388-7424.

  • Geiger of Austria Fashion Outlet
    Famous Geiger clothing for less. Located on Pond Lane just off Exchange Street, 1 mile north of town. 802-388-3156.

  • Heart of Vermont Lodging Association
    Swift House in is a member of this association with more than 30 lodging establishments. All the inns, B&B’s, and cottages lie within a 25 mile radius of Middlebury.
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  • Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
    Historical exhibits, nautical archaeology, maritime collections, working forge, boat building, and a 54 foot Revolutionary War gunboat replica Philadelphia. Open daily 10-5, May thru October. Located in Vergennes, VT 802-475-2022.
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  • Middlebury College Center for the Arts
    Art Center with concert hall, studio theatre, dance performing space, music library, cafe, and art museum. Programming & Exhibition Information 802-443-6433. Museum hours Tuesday - Friday, 10-5, Saturday & Sunday, 12-5. 802-443-5007.
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  • Mount Independence
    Revolutionary War fort site named for the Declaration of Independence. Remains of stockade, fort’s foundation, block houses, gun batteries, and hospital. Located in Orwell, VT.

  • Otter Creek Brewing
    Brewers of fine ales: Copper Ale, Helles Alt Beer and rotating seasonal Ales. Free Guided Tours and samplings all week long. Open 10am-6pm Monday-Saturday.  Located on Exchange Street, 1 mile north of town. 802-388-0727.

  • Prescott Galleries
    Gallery for the original oil paintings and Fine Art Limited Edition Prints of Lincoln, Vermont landscape painter Reed Prescott. Gallery hours are May 1 - December 31; Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 -5. All other times by appointment by calling ,802-453-4776. North of Middlebury off of 116.
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  • Rokeby Museum
    18th century writers, artists, and humorists. Intimate glimpses of two centuries of family life, artistic creativity, and political philosophy. Open May - October, Thursday - Sunday. Guided tours at 11:00 A.M., 12:30 P.M. and 2:00 P.M.. Off season tours by appointment. Located just outside of Vergennes in Ferrisburgh. 802-877-3406.

  • The Sheldon Museum
    A 1829 house furnished as a 19th century Vermont home. Museum Shop, Research Center, Gallery and offices open weekdays all year; tours mid-May -October 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Saturdays 10 am - 4pm. 802-388-2117.
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  • Town Hall Theater
  • After a 3 year renovation the 1884 Town Hall theater opened in 2007 and has become Central Vermont's premier theater, hosting numerous plays, musicals, performances and social even.  Home of the Middlebury Opera Company and Middlebury Players.  Schedule and tickets at www.townhalltheater.org 802-382-9992.

     

  • The Vermont Folklife Center
    Located on the green in Middlebury. A fascinating place to discover and learn about the folk art and traditions of Vermont. Open Monday - Friday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. year round. Saturdays Memorial Day - October. Located on Main Street. 802-388-4964.
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  • UVM Morgan Horse Farm
    World famous home of 60 registered Morgans operated by University of Vermont to perpetuate and improve Vermont’s official state animal. Guided tours, video presentation. May 1 - October 31, daily 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.. Admission: Adults’ $3.50, teens’ $2.00, twelve and under free. Located only 2 %BD miles from downtown Middlebury. (RD 1 Middlebury 05753) 802-388-2011.

  • Vergennes Opera House
    A 103-year-old theatre located in City Hall on Main Street in Historic downtown Vergennes. Featuring live entertainment. Call ahead for scheduled events. 802-877-6737

  • Vermont Country Soap
    Manufacturers of the worlds finest hand-crafted natural bar soaps. Factory seconds/factory tours available. Usually open 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. 76 Exchange Street %BD mile north of town. 802-388-4302.

  • Vermont's Covered Bridges
    Virtual Vermont Internet Magazine has what is believed to be the Web’s only complete presentation of photographs and historical information on Vermont’s Covered Bridges. Every one of ’em.
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