There are a number of historical sites nearby. Go to VermontVacation.com for more information about all sorts of events and places to visit. Twin Ponds Cottage is approximately half an hour from the State Capital https://statehouse.vermont.gov/tours and the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier, the Central Vermont Medical Center, the Gifford Medical Center, Norwich University, Vermont Technical College, the Barre Granite Quarries, and many other attractions.
By being near the geographical center of the state, Twin Ponds Cottage is well located to allow you to explore the whole state and adjoining states as well on day trips. There's a lot to see in Vermont. Go to the following sites for more information:
Vermont Attractions Association
Vermont State Historic Sites