The Brandon Museum opened in 2010 in the historic Stephen A Douglas Birthplace. It is located on Route 7, next to the Baptist Church at the corner of Routes 7 and 73 West. The street address is 4 Grove St. The Brandon Museum is open Monday-Saturday from mid-May through mid-October from 11 am – 4 pm and has free admission. Open Sunday by appointment.

If you have a group or special request to visit the museum, please contact us and we will try to accommodate you.

What’s In The Brandon Museum?

  • Brandon History including industry, business, architecture, tourism, and immigration
  • The anti-slavery movement and how it grew in one small Vermont town
  • The story of Stephen A. Douglas, one of America’s most prominent 19th century statesmen
  • A study of the impact of the Civil War on this town and her people
  • A study of this first generation Vermont home, built in 1802 and the birthplace of Douglas, and how it changed over its +200 year
  • Hundreds of old Brandon photos
  • Stories reflecting the lives and thoughts of some of Brandon’s earliest residents
  • Items manufactured in Brandon

The Brandon Museum is pleased to announce the addition of a digital presentation of “Brandon and the Slavery Issue”. To see the entire ten minute video, please visit us!

The Stephen A Douglas Birthplace also houses the Janet Mondlak Visitor Center, which is open daily 8 am – 6 pm, 365 days a year. The Visitor Center has a public restroom and complimentary DSL Wi-Fi.

The Center is full of maps, brochures and information. There is also a municipal bathroom in the Center. Handicapped accessible.

For more information about The Brandon Museum or the Stephen A Douglas Birthplace, contact the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce at 802-247-6401 or send an email to:

Douglas_litho  Douglas Birthplace in Brandon July 2013