Directions, Fees and Hours

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Inside: Most visitors find 1½ to 2 hours is a good amount of time to fully enjoy the bird carvings, art exhibit, and other displays within the Museum building. We suggest first-time visitors watch an 8-minute introductory video. We have restrooms, a gift shop, and small refreshments as well.

Outside: Our trails are open to walkers of all ages from sunrise to sundown (no pre-registration or admission fee). Please leave dogs, horses, and other animal companions at home.

Most trails begin on the far side of the road from the museum building. The Garden and Brook trails begin to the left as you approach the Museum entrance. Maps are available at the front desk.


May 1 - October 31

Open Daily
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

November 1 - April 30

Open in winter by appointment
Call (802) 434-2167


Members: Free!


Adult: $7.00
Senior: $6.00
Child: $3.50 (3-17)

Please call for group rates (10 or more people)

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Directions to the Museum

Where in Vermont:

The Birds of Vermont Museum, in Huntington, is nearly equidistant from Burlington, Waterbury, and Middlebury, and easy to reach from all three. All directions and map links are for paved roads where possible.

From Burlington:

Head south on I-89 to Exit 11 (Richmond). Take Rte 2 E to Richmond Village. At the stoplight in Richmond Village, turn right (south) towards Huntington and follow the signs (5 miles).

This google map shows the route described above.

From Waterbury/Montpelier:

Head north on I-89 to Exit 11 (Richmond). Take Rte 2 E to Richmond Village. At the stoplight in Richmond Village, right (south) towards Huntington and follow the signs (5 miles).

You may wish to review a google map of the route from Waterbury via I-89 (what you'd do from Montpelier and further points). Or, if you like a shorter, slower road from Waterbury, come along Route 2.

From Middlebury:

Take US Rte 7 North from Middlebury to New Haven. Turn right at State Rte 17 (East). Take this through the town of Bristol, then follow State Route 116 north through Starksboro towards South Hinesburg. Turn right onto Hollow Road, and take it to the end (a stop sign). Turn left onto Main Road. Follow this through the village of Huntingon. Turn a sharp, uphill left onto Sherman Hollow, a dirt road. The Museum is 1 mile up that road and 1/2 mile past the Green Mountain Audubon Nature Center.

You may wish to see the google map of this route. (Google sometimes recommends coming up Route 116 all the way to North Road in Hinesburg; that is shorter, but is a dirt road, and not always easier or better.)

If you prefer the back roads (especially in foliage season), we recommend using Google Maps to get directions from Hinesburg, Waitsfield, Vergennes, Bristol, or other pleasant smaller towns. (These links are for paved routes only, except for Sherman Hollow.)

900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington, VT 05462 ~~ (802) 434-2167 ~~ E-mail