Vermont pond in fall

Explore Dorset…at your pace!

Discover our Heartbeat

It's All Here!

Whether you are visiting Dorset for the day or for longer, your senses will be piqued as you experience and learn about our history and our way of life. Dorset’s world-class historical society is well worth a visit – and world-class theater and arts abound year-round. A six-week annual summer Horse Show is just one of many annual events, festivals, and special attractions.


History Abounds!

Dorset is steeped in tradition and rich in history, offering an abundance of historic attractions. Walk around the village for a better look at how the marble industry significantly influenced our town, or stop into the Dorset Historical Society’s Bley House Museum, which showcases Dorset artists and highlights the town’s storied history. At every turn, you’ll see our vibrant history reflected in both our historic attractions and the people who call Dorset home.

Dorset Players production, Nunsense

Theatre & the Arts

Dorset’s community is filled with artists and entertainers who find inspiration in their surroundings. Dorset celebrates the arts with live professional and amateur theatre, art galleries featuring local and nationally-recognized artists, dance and musical performances, and more.  

Finn the lamb at Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Our Stories

It’s the amazing combination of people, pace and place! Dorset’s community consists of an intriguing combination of old and new guards, locals and second homeowners, new families, and multi-generational businesses. Pair this dynamic melting pot of people with a relaxed yet productive pace of life and a small yet vibrant, bustling commercial core. Add stunning mountains and valleys and you will understand why so many want to call Dorset home. Read our stories to learn more.

Dorset Events

Dorset’s rich history and vibrant spirit are on display during special events and annual celebrations held throughout the year. Our events include festive parades, artist exhibits, live music and theater performances, a year-round farmers market, and much more.

Our Businesses

Whether you’re here for a short visit, vacationing with your family or looking into relocating to the area, Dorset has a wide array of service providers who are here to help make your experience successful.

Check out this comprehensive list of real estate and insurance agencies, landscape and home maintenance companies, health and wellness providers, etc.