Middlebury Vermont, settled after the Revolutionary War, is the largest community in Addison County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Deere, inventor of the world's first steel moldboard plow, apprenticed at a blacksmith's shop in Middlebury, and there is a historic marker commemorating his achievement. Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and the internationally recognized Middlebury College, as well as Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Middlebury, Vermont!
Middlebury and Middlebury College host many events throughout the year, including the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks and the week-long Festival on the Green.
Fun Fact: A shot of the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury was used in the opening of the TV series "Newhart."
Birthplace of: Gabriel Mann (born 1972), actor & former model; Patricia Ross (born 1959), cross country skier; Patty Sheehan (born 1956), professional golfer.
The Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival presents The Sunset Series at Swift House Inn / Summer of Scorsese. Join MNFF every Thursday beginning July 8 and ending August 5 for five classic films directed by Martin Scorsese: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Raging Bull, The Last Waltz, Cape Fear, and Goodfellas. Watch screenings under a spacious tent, enjoy the lawn prior to the show, and picnic dinners and drinks will be available from Jessica’s. Lawn dining and bar service will begin at 6:30pm, and screenings will begin at sunset around 8:30pm. The Sunset Series passes and tickets will go on sale at the Town Hall Theater box office on Monday, June 21. There is limited capacity. Contact Town Hall Theater at townhalltheater.org or at (802) 382-9222. The Sunset Series is a partnership between MNFF, Swift House Inn, and Town Hall Theater. The Series sponsor is IPJ Real Estate, based in Middlebury, Vermont.