The Legend Behind These Tiny Castles In Vermont Is Fascinating

Did you know about the miniature castles in South Hero? I had no idea until I came across a few pictures and started to research these castles made by Harry Barber in South Hero. Now here is a tale I hadn’t heard before. I was surprised by how little information I could find on these cool and tiny castles in Vermont and the man who built them. In fact, no two accounts are the same, which makes the tale that much more intriguing. Because there is not much documented, I have pieced together different accounts I’ve come across, largely from Geocashing, Lake Champlain Bikeways and Urbanpostmortem. While I can’t say these accounts are 100% accurate because they are a compilation of several different accounts, I welcome any and all comments that give us a little more information on the wonderful Harry Barber castles of South Hero.

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As far as legends in Vermont go, these tiny castles in Vermont are certainly fun and quirky. Did you know about Harry Barber and the miniature castles of South Hero? If you know more about these stories please leave a comment – we’d love to piece together more of the story as well as confirm facts and debunk rumors. Be sure to like and share this post and check back on the comments to see what more we can learn about this fascinating and talented man and his tiny castles in Vermont.

Which other quirky places in Vermont have you visited? Let us know below.

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July 03, 2020

What are the best little known attractions in Vermont?

We all know some of the main attractions in Vermont, like our state parks, popular swimming holes, and museums, but perhaps few know about these equally interesting and fun little-known attractions in Vermont: 1) Mount Independence in Orwell. Visit this place to learn more about Vermont history and see a beautiful old Vermont town. 2) Norman Rockwell Exhibit in Arlington. Stop by this little roadside attraction and learn about the famous modern painter who lived in Vermont. 3) The Chapel at the von Trapp Family Lodge. This quaint chapel is located on one of the walking paths at the gorgeous Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe.

What are the most unique towns in Vermont?

Vermont is home to many fascinating and unique towns, many of which have a small town feel and retain much of their history. The small town of Brownington in the Northeast Kingdom is an historical and quaint little town, with 10 buildings dedicated to the National Register of Historic Places. Another unique town in Vermont is, well, not a town, but a city, our capital. Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the U.S. and has a charming and organic downtown full of restaurants and mom-and-pop businesses.

What are the most scenic towns in Vermont?

With many wonderful scenic towns in Vermont to choose from, it’s rather quite difficult to narrow it down to just one or a few. That being said, here are the five most scenic towns in Vermont: 1)  Manchester; 2) Woodstock; 3) Grafton; 4) Stowe; 5) Shelburne. Now, of course, there are plenty of other beautiful towns to see and explore in Vermont. If you are still interested in finding more picturesque towns to visit in Vermont, take a look at the 17 most picturesque towns in Vermont.

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