Antiquing in Vermont
History oozes from ground of Vermont like syrup from one of its giant maple trees. You can seek it out in the hundred-year old colonials or the museums and historical sites that pepper the state, but best of all is to take piece of it home in the form of an original antique. Antiquing is big business in Southern Vermont and towns like Brattleboro and Wilmington are loaded with individual dealers and consignment shops filled with unique curios and collections.
Whether you’re looking for vintage furniture, native artifacts, decorative art and accents, restored hardware, tools and technology, valuable jewelry and coins or just interesting postcards and ephemera, the Vermont Antique Dealers Association will have information on the shops to check out and the items you desire for your collection.
This summer or winter, as you make your way down the winding backroads of Southern Vermont, don’t miss a stop at Otto and Susan Hart Antiques, Gronning's Antiques, Stonewalls Antiques, Marie Miller American Quilts, Frasier's Antiques, Brewster Antiques and Jack Winner Antiques. With licensed dealers and the most eclectic, original artifacts, each of these spots is a great place to pick up that special item to help you remember your trip to the Green Mountain state.
We're currently building a complete database of antique shops and maps for you to take on your adventure! In the meantime, here are some of our favorite antiquing routes in the area:
• Route 100 North to Route 11 East. You'll find some off the road stores outside of Weston and Chester.
• Route 30 North from Brattleboro to Manchester. This is the grand prix of antiquing in Southern Vermont. We dare you to stop at all the shops along the way. You'll head straight through Newfane, Townshend and end up in Manchester. A beautiful drive!
• Route 9 and 100 in Wilmington. Here you'll find the ccasional antique shop nestled among a quaint mountainside town setting.