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Southern Vermont Arts Center

Explore the arts at the Southern Vermont Arts Center situated on a beautiful 100- acre campus at the foot of the Taconic Mountains.

Just minutes from outlet shopping, Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home, and miles of hiking trails, SVAC makes the perfect day trip destination.

Your group will appreciate exhibitions in our galleries including specially curated temporary exhibitions as well as our permanent collections. Plan your trip around one of our many performances, adult workshops, or summer camps.

SVAC’s stunning Sculpture Park and Gardens provide a mix of culture and contemplation for art-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. With commanding views of the Green and Taconic Mountains in all directions, the Park has perfect spots for summer picnics, leisurely strolls, cross country skiing, snow-shoeing, and dog walking.

Southern Vermont Arts Center will offer your group a new dining experience in curATE, its recently reimagined café. curATE promises to bring a modern sensibility paired with classic and regional fare. Artfully curated small plates, salads, artisanal sandwiches, homemade baked goods, gourmet coffee beverages, and a full bar.

Dates of Operation:

SVAC is open for tours starting April 18 through November 1. HOURS: Closed Mondays, Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.  SVAC may occasionally close early for private events.

Group Policy and Rates:

Reservations required for tours and dining. Group tour rate: $50 per group of 20 guests or more. Plenty of motorcoach parking. It is suggested that you travel to SVAC via West Road, from Route 7 (Main Street) in Manchester.


Erin Kaufman, Manager of Education and Programs,
Southern Vermont Arts Center,
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Rd, Manchester, VT 05254,
802-367-1306 or