Step into the one-room Schoolhouse to experience a day in the life of a Vermont country school in the 1800s. Visitors of all ages are welcome to sit at the desks, write on the slates, and browse through the maps, lesson plans, and children’s schoolwork.

The brick Schoolhouse was built around 1840 in Vergennes, Vermont. Its projecting bell tower, arched door opening, and sash windows reflect classical influences. When the structure was relocated to the Museum in 1947, the tin dome was replaced with copper and the surmounting acorn finial was repaired.

Just outside the Schoolhouse is Alyssia’s Garden, with a swing set, a slide, and plenty of space to play.