Windsor Travel Guide

  • Things to Do
    by insiriusdenial
  • Things to Do
    by insiriusdenial
  • Things to Do
    by insiriusdenial

Windsor Things to Do

  • by insiriusdenial Written Feb 18, 2010

    Windsor has more than its fair share of museums. Dedicate an afternoon to visiting the top three – all within walking distance of each other and downtown Windsor.

    The Cornish Colony Museum, in the old Firehouse, celebrates the legacy of the Cornish Colony, which was home to artists (like Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Everett Shinn, Robert Vonnoh, and Maxfield Parrish), authors (Witter Bynner, Percy MacKaye), dancers (like Isadora Duncan), actors (Ethel Barrymore, John Blair), politicians (Woodrow Wilson), and dozens of others. The museum features these people and their work in small exhibits. It's shocking how many talented people lived and worked in this area!

    The American Precision Museum, just down the street, is a completely different museum. You'll find machine tools, inventions, early manufactured devices, and plenty more. The museum celebrates the Industrial Revolution and the progress of technology as it affected everyday life. This is the museum for people who don't like museums!

    Lastly, the Old Constitution House, at the other end of Main Street, is a historic site that commemorates the signing of the Vermont Constitution - a revolutionary document for the late 18th century. Combined with the Cornish Colony Museum and the American Precision Museum, these sites will give you an excellent history of Windsor and the area!

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture
    • Museum Visits

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