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Visit The Academy

We are open every Saturday afternoon throughout the summer, and by appointment.

Our Location

We are located at 32 Academy Circle
in the village of South Woodstock.

Our mailing address is Post Office Box 143, South Woodstock, VT 05071.

Living History

Preserved as an historic example of mid-19th century education, the Green Mountain Perkins Academy reflects the life and times of a community and its school more than 100 years ago.

The schoolroom where so many students learned so much.

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The Rural Landscape Revealed

"The Rural Landscape Revealed"

Historic Notes

  • Town meetings were first held in 1793 in private homes. When attendance increased, they were held on a field or a green.
  • The oldest surviving house in South Woodstock may be a brick house south of the Academy, purportedly built by Warren Cottle in 1796.
  • Our Library was established in 1797 as the Woodstock Social Library, and it was stored in local homes (the homeowner could have full access).
  • The South Woodstock Post Office was established in 1828.
  • In 1873, the North Hartland stage coach route to the rail station was established. It ran six days a week.
  • In 1875, the railroad from White River Junction to Woodstock was established. It ran continuously until 1932.
  • Until 1898, the Springfield stage coach route ran three times per week.
  • The Chapel Society built our community church in 1839 (located across from the Academy on South Road). Ministers were provided and rotated according to the population preferences.
  • The Kedron Brook had at least 13 mills on its banks, including a tannery and a distillery.