Augustus Saint-Gaudens Little Studio in Cornish NH.

Galleries and Museums Near Enfield Shaker Museum

Enfield Shaker Museum is only one of fascinating galleries and museums in the Upper Valley offering memorable experiences for the whole family. And most are a short drive from Enfield.

AVA Galleries is located 7.1 miles (12 Minutes) from the Museum at 11 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH. Founded in 1973 as a community-based art galley, AVA Galleries has grown in stature over the decades. Known for powerful exhibitions, vibrant artist studios, and dynamic educational programming for artists of all ages and abilities. Regular gallery hours are Tuesday–Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Most exhibits and programs are free to the public. Find out what’s going on now at AVA Galleries.

Hood Museum of Art is located 11.8 miles (20 minutes) from the Museum at 6 East Wheelock Street, Hanover, NH. Owned and operated by Dartmouth College, the collections at are among the oldest and largest of any college or university in the country. The Hood usually offers more than 100 special programs, exhibitions, lectures, and gallery talks throughout the year. Most of these events open to the public. Closed Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. See what’s on view on now at the Hood Museum.

VINS Nature Center is 19.4 miles (26 minutes) from the Museum at 149 Natures Way, Quechee, VT. The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) has been known nationally since 1972 for innovative natural science curricula and education programs for learners of all ages. Their Raptor Encounter program is an unforgettable experience. Visitors will learn about the unique nature of some of the world’s most highly skilled predators – raptors! In this live bird demonstration visitors gain an up-close view and an in-depth understanding of these majestic birds.

Montshire Museum of Science Norwich, VT. is 22 miles (17 minutes) from the Museum at 1 Montshire Road, Norwich, VT. Sited on 110 acres near the Connecticut River, the Montshire offers over 150 exhibits on nature, technology, astronomy, and the physical sciences. Their exhibits and programming foster interactive discovery for people of all ages, and their unique riverfront setting encourages deep creative learning in the physical and natural world. Learn what’s new at the Montshire Museum.

St. Gaudens National Historic Park is 23.2 miles (34 minutes) from the Museum at 139 Saint Gaudens Road, Cornish, NH. Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of America’s greatest sculptors, lived here seasonally starting in 1885, and year-round 1900 until his death in 1907. The park’s gardens, grounds, and trails and some outdoor statues are accessible year-round, dawn to dusk. Memorial Day weekend to October 31, the Visitor Center, Little Studio, New Gallery Complex, Picture Gallery and Stables are open to the public.

The Precision Museum is 26.2 miles (31 minutes) from the Museum at 196 Main Street, Windsor, VT. The American Precision Museum combines the atmosphere of an original 19th century factory building with a world-class collection of historic machines. The “Shaping America” exhibition and accompanying programs explore industrial history in the context of innovation, creative problem solving, and the impact of precision manufacturing on American history and culture.

The Fels is located 30 miles (35 minutes) from the Museum at 456 Rt. 103A, Newbury, NH. The Fells is the former lakeside summer home of American writer and diplomat John M. Hay (1838-1905) situated on a nearly 1,000-acre hillside overlooking scenic Lake Sunapee. Visitors will discover 83.5 acres of beauty and tranquility; learn the legacy of diplomat and statesman John Milton Hay; tour the 22-room Colonial Revival home; enjoy the renowned gardens and walk the woodland trails.

Photo Credit: Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith’s America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.