The state of Vermont has a long and storied history, and nowhere is it more evident than in the many Vermont antique stores. If you're interested in learning more about this popular pastime, or if you simply want to know where to score the best Vermont antiques available, then read keep reading this short guide to antiquing in Vermont.
With Vermont's history stretching back more than 400 years to the very first European colonies, it's no surprise that there would be lots of artifacts left over from people who lived in years gone by. And these Vermont antique stores have plenty of items particular to our history - common items include vintage ski equipment, sugaring and maple syrup items, and farm supplies. There are also tons of furniture items that can add a unique vibe to any home.
There are plenty of antique stores in southern Vermont - some just right around the corner from Mount Snow. Chapman's Antique Barn in Wilmington is just a few miles outside of town on Route 9, and features a large selection of items including some English antiques shipped straight from London. Also of note is Twice Upon A Time in Brattleboro, a two-story antiques megastore with more than 10,000 square feet of displays.
If you can't find what you're looking for in these Vermont antique stores, then you can always try an antique festival instead. There are plenty of different events that take place all over Vermont, including swap meets, flea markets, and shows put on by the Vermont Antiques Dealers Association (VADA). There are far too many events out there to list all of them, but you can check out VADA's calendar of events to see many of the different festivals around the state.
There are lots of options when it comes to antiquing in southern Vermont. But all of these Vermont antique stores, and events, have one thing in common - they're happy to help you, teach you, and let you take home a little piece of Vermont's history. And while you're here, you can also create your own history with a vacation in one of southern Vermont's premier long-term rental properties, only a few minutes away from historic Wilmington.