“Maple sugar museum in Pittsford, VT”
A visit to the New England Maple Museum is as intriguing as it is educational, and appeals to all ages. The history of maple sugaring is brought to life in over 100 feet of murals extensively researched and created by painter Grace Brigham. The museum has the most complete collection of sugaring artifacts in existence from an ancient block of wood with a sap collecting gash made by American Indians to modern plastic pipeline. Real evaporators simulate the syrup making process. Antique historical photos tell the early history in black and white, while two large dioramas depict true-to-life turn of the century scenes – maple sugaring on the family farm, and a back country logging camp in colorful miniature. The smaller of the two dioramas contains 120 museum quality figures, each taking over 4 hours to carve and one hour to paint. The best part about maple candy making at the New England Maple Museum is the tasting. The best part about maple candy making at the New England Maple Museum is the tasting. A slide show chronicles the maple sugaring process on a Vermont family farm. The museum also offers live demonstrations of maple candy making, and wooden sap bucket construction. And a trip would not be complete without sampling various grades of maple syrups and mouth-watering Vermont specialty foods in our tasting room. Our gift shop carries the best that Vermont has to offer from all grades of syrups, and mouth-watering maple products to artwork by popular Vermont artists such as Warren Kimble, Vermont craft, books and much, much more.
This was a very interesting place to visit on our New England road trip...my family made Maple syrup in the past at home, so the process wasn't so foreign to us...but if you're unfamiliar, it's a great stop. The people that run this joint are very friendly and happy to entertain questions. Hands down, it's the best place in Vermont to buy maple syrup and other maple products...considering they ship worldwide. The museum is great considering the content...the movie at the end of the self guided is good so don't pass it.
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New England Maple Museum
- Sat: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
- Sun - Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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