Proclaiming itself "the Border City" (it's just across Lake Memphremagog from Quebec), Newport is a departure point for those touring the far northern part of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The town is 60 mi/95 km northeast of Burlington.
In Brownington, 8 mi/13 km south of Newport, the Old Stone House Museum has a collection that includes local artifacts as well as furniture, paintings and decorative arts from New England. The museum building (Athenian Hall) was originally a school designed by the Rev. Alexander Twilight, believed to have been the first African-American college graduate, as well as the first African American to serve in a state legislature.
Also close to Newport is the Haskell Free Library and Opera House in Derby Line, which straddles the international border. If you attend one of the summer performances offered there by the North Country Concert Association, you may hear it in either Canada or the U.S., depending on where your seats are.
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