Introduction to Middlebury, Vermont
The Town of Middlebury is the county seat of Addison County. Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth chartered the town in 1761. The first settlers arrived in the area in 1766. The community was burned in Carlton’s Raid during the Revolutionary War, in 1788. It was named Middlebury because of its location between New Haven and Salisbury. The area is also home to Middlebury College.
Middlebury and nearby Attractions
- Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
- Button Bay State Park
- Rokeby Museum
- Kingsland Bay State Park
- Penfield Museum
- Branbury State Park
Things To Do In Middlebury
Golfers can enjoy a round at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course of Middlebury College. Local churches include Ilsley Memorial Baptist Church, the Congregational Church of Middlebury and Saint Mary’s Church. The Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, Penfield Museum and the Ticonderoga Heritage Museum offer insight into the area’s history. Local festivals include the Vermont Brick Blast, held every June, and the Addison County Fair & Field Days, held every August.
Burlington International is the nearest major airport.
Middlebury Higher Education
Middlebury College is the local institution of higher educational. Norwich University, Dartmouth College and Adirondack Community College are also nearby.