You can trace much of New England's history simply by wandering through the 45 acres and 38 buildings of this museum. The outstanding 150,000-object collection of art, design, and Americana consists of antique furniture, farm tools, fine and folk art, quilts, trade signs, and weather vanes. There are also more than 200 carriages and sleighs. In total, 25 buildings were moved to the museum, including an old-fashioned jail, an 1871 lighthouse, and even a 220-foot steamboat,
the Ticonderoga. The Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education is open year-round with changing exhibitions and programs for kids and adults.