Visit the Historic Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

Anyone with an interest or appreciation for the wonders of the natural world and universe will enjoy the fascinating spectacle of curiosities on display at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium. With its outer facade of red brick in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, fine wood interior, original display cases, and full-habitat dioramas and taxidermy from the 19th century, the Fairbanks Museum will quickly transport you to the Victorian era.

It’s hard to miss the cornerstone of St. Johnsbury’s historic district. The red brick tower of the museum, founded in 1889, is a stunning triumph of Victorian architecture along historic Main Street and earned the building designation on the National Register of Historic Places. Within its walls, peruse the collections of animals, historic artifacts, ethnological items, and much more that were all from Franklin Fairbanks’s private collection. Visitors can also look to the stars with a guided tour of the cosmos in the planetarium.

Fairbanks Museum will have leave you with a renewed sense of wonder about the world, straight out from the 19th century when thousands of new animals and plants were being classified for the first time and new discoveries in science and technology were revolutionizing the entire planet. For more information on the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, click here and plan your visit today!

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819