About the Brattleboro History Walking Tour

Created as a fundraiser, this tour is led by volunteers from the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club, who pooled their collective knowledge to put together a great introduction to Brattleboro's illustrious history. Whether you’re just visiting or have lived here your whole life, we’re pretty sure you’ll have a fun time, enjoy a nice walk, and learn some interesting new things about Brattleboro. No two tours will be exactly alike since every guide (and some attendees) has their own experiences and memories of Brattleboro. Kids are welcome, but the tour is designed for adults.
Tours are limited to 12 participants so registration is required here. Payment is on a sliding scale of $20-$40 per person, with all funds going towards the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club's various scholarships and charitable projects that support the local community.
Select Saturdays at 11 am April through October 2024. Available dates and tickets can be found here.
The walk is approximately 7/10 of a mile up Main Street with about 10 stops along the way. The tour takes about 1.5 hours and will take you from Plaza Park (across from the Co-op) to the Brattleboro Commons. It is about a 15 minute brisk walk to return to our starting point from where we end, on the Commons. 
The tour covers Brattleboro's history and culture from the times of the Native Abenaki to present day.
We will meet at Plaza Park, across the street from the Brattleboro Co-op and the Brattleboro Art Museum (train station)
In addition to parking at meters downtown, there are several lots available downtown including on Flat, Vernon, Elliot and High Streets. The parking garage is another option, with entrances on both Flat and Elliot Streets. Please don't use the Co-op's parking lot, as that is reserved for their shoppers.
Check out this article from the Brattleboro Reformer about our tour from June 7, 2023.
We have limited spots in this tour so would appreciate at least 24-hours notice for cancellations for a full refund. Please do so by emailing brattsunrise@gmail.com. For last minute cancellations, please email brattsunrise@gmail.com or text 802-380-1960. We cannot give refunds for cancellations less than 24 hours before your tour. If there is severe weather we will cancel the tour and will be in touch by 9:30 am. But since we are in Vermont, light rain won't deter us! Please dress accordingly.
Interested in booking a private Walking History Tour of Brattleboro at a time other than those listed on our booking site? They can be available for $250. Please send an email to brattsunrise@gmail.com with your request.
Serving the Brattleboro community since 1996, Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary works to raise money for local charities. We raise money and have fun doing it while building community... Disc Golf, a monthly Trivia Night, our annual Restaurant Raffle, now History Tour! We meet weekly on Wednesday mornings at 7:15 am. We would love for you to join us. Read more about our Club here.
Special thank you to the Brattleboro Historical Society and the Brattleboro Words Project for their work compiling Brattleboro's history and helping to make this tour happen.