Plan Your Visit

Putney, Vermont has in its Co-op two clocks: one that tells the local time, and one that tells the time in Putney, England. Side-by-side, these clocks are symbolic of a local pride shared by those who live here, unable to resist experiencing the magical beauty of Putney and its surroundings year-round, and those drawn here by the international reputation of its artists and educators.  

Yellow Barn was founded in Putney, the dream of residents David and Janet Wells, when they opened their home (and the original “barn”) in 1969 for their students’ continued study over the summer months. What began as a simple musical idea, has become one that the Putney community shares with visitors from around the world, and is one example of the many unique artistic and educational models that call the small village of Putney their home.

Map & Directions

Putney, Vermont is conveniently located just off of I-91, less than 1 hour by car from Amherst, 2½ hours from Boston, and 3½ hours from New York City.


The Big Barn is located at Exit 4 off of I-91 on Main Street in Putney, VT, in between the Putney Co-op and the Putney Public Library.
The Greenwood School is located at 14 Greenwood Lane, just 3 miles from the village center.
Next Stage is located at 15 Kimball Hill, one block north from the intersection of Main Street and Kimball Hill, across from the General Store.
The Putney Public Library is located at 55 Main Street directly to the right of The Big Barn.


ll Yellow Barn venues are fully accessible. Should you have special needs, including those related to hearing or visual impairment, please contact Yellow Barn at (802) 387-6637 or one week prior to your visit and we will do our best to address your needs.