Museum & Park Passes

The library has a number of passes that can be checked out by patrons. Please keep in mind:

  • Colchester - Passes are only available to town residents.
  • Time - Passes are checked out for up to seven days, to assure patrons a chance to use them during a weekend (though we'd appreciate an early return if you are no longer using it). There are no renewals, and fines are $20 the first day and $5 each additional day.
  • Holds - Because of the great interest involved, there are often significant wait lists for the passes. Unfortunately, there is no way to reserve a pass for a specific date. Once you are called for a pass on hold, you have up to three days to pick it up.

Birds of Vermont Museum

Website - Hours & Directions

900 Sherman Hollow Road, Huntington

See website for hours.

Family discount pass allows free admission for one family. Limited to one use per season per family.

ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center


1 College St., Burlington

Family discount pass allows up to four people admission for the reduced rate of $7/person. The pass allows admission to over to 325+ museums and science centers through the ASTC Passport Program.

Island Line Bike Ferry 

Pass allows for a free round-trip for two adults and two children.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum


4472 Basin Harbor Road, Vergennes

See website for hours.

Family discount pass allows free admission for one family.

Shelburne Farms (2)


1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne

See website for hours.

Family discount pass allows free admission for two adults and any children living in the household.

Shelburne Museum


6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne

See website for hours.

Pass admits two adults and accompanying children 17 and under at HALF the price of regular admission. You must present library card or valid Vermont ID along with pass for entrance.

Vermont State Historic Sites

WebsiteHours & Directions

Family discount pass allows free admission for one family/group for one day.

Historic Sites:

  • Bennington Battle Monument (Bennington)
  • President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site (Plymouth)
  • President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site (Fairfield)
  • Chimney Point State Historic Site (Addison)
  • Eureka Schoolhouse (Springfield)
  • Hubbardton Battlefield (Hubbardton)
  • Justin Morrill Homestead (Strafford)
  • Mount Independence State Historic Site (Orwell)
  • Old Constitution House (Windsor)

Additionally, the pass provides special savings at these sites the American Precision Museum (Windsor), Billings Farm & Museum (Woodstock), VINS - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (Quechee), and Woodstock Historical Society.

Vermont State Parks

WebsiteFind a Park

Pass allows free admission of up to eight people in one vehicle to day use areas. Day use areas are open 10 am to sunset.

Day-Use State Parks:

  • Alburg Dunes (Alburgh)
  • Allis (Brookfield)
  • Ascutney (Windsor)
  • Bomoseen (Castleton)
  • Branbury (Salisbury)
  • Boulder Beach (Groton)
  • Brighton (Island Pond)
  • Burton Island (St. Albans Bay)
  • Button Bay (Ferrisburgh)
  • Camp Plymouth (Tyson)
  • Crystal Lake (Barton)
  • Coolidge (Plymouth)
  • D.A.R. (Addison)
  • Elmore (Elmore)
  • Emerald Lake (N. Dorset)
  • Gifford Woods (Killington)
  • Jamaica (Jamaica)
  • Kill Kare (St. Albans Bay)
  • Kingsland Bay (Ferrisburgh)
  • Knight Point (North Hero)
  • Lake Carmi (Franklin)
  • Lake St. Catherine (Poultney)
  • Lake Shaftsbury (Shaftsbury)
  • Lowell Lake (Londondery)
  • Maidstone (Maidstone)
  • Molly Stark (Wilmington)
  • Mt. Ascutney (Windsor)
  • Mount Philo (Charlotte)
  • New Discovery (Marshfield)
  • Niquette Bay (Colchester)
  • North Hero (North Hero)
  • Sand Bar (Milton)
  • Seyon Lodge (Groton)
  • Shaftsbury (Shaftsbury)
  • Silver Lake (Barnard)
  • Thetford Hill (Thetford Center)
  • Townshend (Townshend)
  • Underhill (Underhill)
  • Waterbury Center (Waterbury Center)
  • Woodford (Bennington)
  • Wilgus (Ascutney)