Old Stone House Museum

Old Stone House Museum

The Old Stone House Museum is located in Brownington Village, Vermont, and opened as a museum in 1925. The history of our large 4-story granite building, however, begins in the 1830s. At that time, Brownington Village was home to a two story grammar school—the sole grammar school of Orleans County. A “grammar school” at that time was similar to what we might call a high school or junior college today. In 1829, the trustees of the school hired Alexander Twilight (1795-1857) as the headmaster. It was under Twilight’s leadership that the story of the Old Stone House begins.