New England Maple Museum

When my sister and her family came up to visit from Georgia, one of the places I recommended was the New England Maple Museum. I love visiting local attractions and if they are also educational, it’s an even better experience.  Both of my kids had visited the New England Maple Museum when they were in elementary school as a field trip but it was a first for my niece and nephew.  You will definitely learn more about the sugaring process and the murals and animatronic figures will entertain the children.

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New England Maple Museum

New England Maple Museum

The New England Maple Museum contains a museum, tasting room, theater and gift shop.  When you first arrive, I recommend that you take the museum tour.  The museum tour is self guided and contain a variety of animatronic figures that speak to you when you press a button. The exhibit includes the most complete collection of sugaring artifacts in existence. You will be able to view exhibits from the first discovery of maple syrup by Native Americans all the way up to current times. There are over 100 feet of murals as well as an antique photo collection.

New England Maple Museum

New England Maple Museum

New England Maple Museum

After the museum tour, you can watch a narrated slide show in the theater that will show you the maple sugaring process from tapping the trees to the packaging process.  There is a tasting room that lets you taste not only the different grades of pure maple syrup but also various products that are made with maple syrup.  There were cookies, sauces, spreads, salsas and more along with chips and crackers to sample them. My favorite was the maple cream.  You definitely need to try it.

New England Maple Museum

After the tasting, you will want to visit the gift shop. Included are not only maple products but also unique Vermont crafts, books and other specialty foods.  During the sugaring season, you will be able to watch live demonstrations like candy making.  Sugaring season is generally mid March through mid May depending on the weather. Hours vary depending on what time of year you visit and they are closed in January and February. Check the website for current pricing and hours. Don’t forget to have your photo taken in front of the giant jug of maple syrup!

New England Maple Museum

New England Maple Museum
4578 Route 7
Pittsford Vermont
802-483-9414
www.maplemuseum.com



Comments

  1. Oh I couldn't get out of there without a few keepsakes from the gift shop. It looks fun and I bet smells heavenly.

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