Welcome to the Green Mountain Perkins Academy
The GMPA's Mission
The mission of the Green Mountain Perkins Academy and Historical Association is to educate by preserving the Academy building, artifacts, personal papers, and records pertaining to the Academy, students and the South Woodstock area, for researchers, tour guides, and the general public.
The Academy Now
The three-story Green Mountain Perkins Academy building, in original condition, serves as a repository and archival center for material related to the Academy and to 19th-century community activities in South Woodstock, Vermont.
The families of many of the Academy students or faculty are still represented in our local community of South Woodstock. Through their interest, the Historical Association was formed in 1956 to restore the interior of the building, to preserve its historic contents, and to add much additional material directly relating to the Academy and to the life and times of the community.
The handsome Academy building is frequently used for community activities; it has never been used for any other purpose. It remains a unique example of a successful effort to offer boys and girls an educational opportunity beyond primary and grade school levels before the development of public schools.
Visiting the Academy
The Academy is open during July and August on Saturday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 p.m. The first floor is accessible to the disabled. Visits at other times can usually be arranged by telephoning (802) 457-3779, or by email.
Visitors customarily make a small donation toward the maintenance and preservation of the Academy, but no admission is charged.
Special Outside Events
Our beautiful lawn area is available for lease for wedding receptions. Please visit our Events page for more information!