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Southern Vermont Arts Center

Explore visual and performing arts at Southern Vermont Arts Center, located on a beautiful 100-acre campus at the foot of the Taconic Mountains.

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

Southern Vermont Arts Center has a dynamic annual calendar of exhibitions that promises something new for guests every time they visit. Groups will appreciate the thoughtfully curated exhibitions located in Yester House’s 10 galleries and the Elizabeth de C. Wilson Museum. Plan your trip around one of our many performances, adult workshops, or children’s summer camps.

Southern Vermont Art Center’s stunning Stroup Family Sculpture Park and nature trails 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 Café unites a modern sensibility with classic and regional fare. Artfully curated small plates, salads, artisanal sandwiches, homemade baked goods, gourmet coffee, and a full bar.

Dates of Operation:

Southern Vermont Arts Center’s galleries and Stroup Family Sculpture Park are open year-round. Gallery and Museum hours: closed Mondays; open Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm. SVAC may occasionally close early for private events.

Group Policy and Rates:

Reservations required for tours and dining. Group tour rate:

  • Self-Guided Tours: $5 per person (seniors)/ $10 per person (adults)
  • Staff-led Tours: $15 per person (seniors)/ $20 per person (adults)

Plenty of motorcoach parking. It is suggested that you travel to SVAC via West Road, from Route 7A (Main Street) in Manchester.


Jeremy Chestler, Manager of Events and Earned Income
Southern Vermont Arts Center
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
802-367-1310 or