"Visit to St. Johnsbury, Vermont" Saint Johnsbury by Goner
Saint Johnsbury Travel Guide: 15 reviews and 42 photos
The City of St. Johnsbury, also known as St. J, (or Saint Jay, St. Jay) is a small bustling city in Caledonia County in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. St. Johnsbury intersects at the major US thoroughfares of Interstates 93 and 91, and also U.S. Routes 5 and 2, and is therefore easily accessible from all directions.
St. Johnsbury's Main Street is a fine example of old New England architecture, and boasts the oldest, original art Museum in America. A visit to the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum will delight art lovers, historians, and architects. Historic downtown St. Johnsbury has numerous fine shops and specialty stores.
St. Johnsbury is home to the famous Maple Grove of Vermont company and the world famous Fairbanks Scales were developed and manufactured here. The internationally renowned private prep school, St. Johnsbury Academy is here, as is the Northeast Kingdom's largest daily newspaper, The Caledonian-Record and the monthly newspaper, the New England Farmer.
The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is home to dozens of spectacular photos and white marble statues. Fans of the Hudson River School of Art will delight in the outstanding collection. Originally built as a public library and donated to the town by Horace Fairbanks, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum was designated as a National Landmark in 1996.
- Pros:A Wonderful New England Town with a Rich Heritage
- Cons:Not Much Nightlife
- In a nutshell:A Small but Important Town to Visit in Vermont
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