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The Vail Museum

A photo of the current, brick Vail Building with a reflection of the old white Vail building in the pond below the building.

About the Museum

Theodore N. Vail was crucial to the development of the telephone industry and became the first president of AT&T. The Vail Museum features artifacts and pictures from T.N. Vail’s life and history of Northern Vermont University’s Lyndon campus.

in 1951, Vail’s mansion became the home of the Lyndon Teachers College and remained part of the campus until its destruction in 1974.  The museum showcases photographs and items from the Manor Vail, Lyndon Teachers College, Lyndon State College, and Northern Vermont University-Lyndon.

The Vail Museum is curated and maintained by the Manor Vail Society, an all-volunteer alumni group.

Hours of Operation

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Hours subject to change)

Visit the Alumni Office next to the museum for the key.
Tours are self-guided unless a docent is on duty.
Admission is by donation.

Directions to The Vail Museum

The Vail Museum is located in the Theodore N. Vail Center on the Lyndon Campus.

Click here for directions to NVU-Lyndon.