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Easy free tour

Everyone working there was super friendly and relaxed. The half hour tour was good for learning the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Trish A
via mobile
Temporarily being renovated

The golden dome seemed to be under renovation, but the capitol building is pretty nonetheless, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brittany_11_10
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Gold dome building located in Montpelier.
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115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633-0004
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+1 802-828-2228
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everyone working there was super friendly and relaxed. The half hour tour was good for learning the history of the state house. The kids loved looking for fossils in the black marble floor tiles.

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visited, the state house itself was closed for the day, and the dome was under construction. However, I was impressed by how beautiful the grounds were! They are kept in perfect condition. I particularly enjoyed the flowers lining the main walkway. Hoping to...More

1  Thank Ashton S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The golden dome seemed to be under renovation, but the capitol building is pretty nonetheless, and the grounds are meticulously maintained and lovely. It's easy to find and in a delightful part of quaint Montpelier.

1  Thank Brittany_11_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one the smaller state houses in the nation, but this was a delightful with an intimate feel. The volunteer tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. If you are a history buff, you will enjoy this visit.

1  Thank David R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montpelier is very small and does have the character you'd expect. It's a nice change from many state capitols - it is safe.

1  Thank gatorhoosier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since arriving in Vermont, the news has centered on the stalemate in Vermont state government. Due to this factor, house representatives were in abundance while we toured their beautiful old State House building. As we wandered the halls, Vermont elected officials were very welcoming. One...More

Thank dianel103
Reviewed 11 June 2018

The Senate was in secession which only happens when there is a need, a few months a year - wish more States would get the message. Since we looked lost one - Senator came over and asked if she could help and she got us...More

Thank rockcole
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed visiting the VT Statehouse while the Legislature was in session. There were no metal detectors and no obvious security. We were able to wonder around the building and enjoyed seeing the numerous portraits of former governors and others including U.S. presidents Calvin Coolidge...More

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 20 April 2018

We could not get over how friendly and welcoming everyone was in the state capital. It is small truly elegant. Wonderful history in the paintings and architecture and we learned a lot about Vermont. One of the senators came up and asked where we were...More

Thank Yesdog2016
Reviewed 31 March 2018

This capitol is a jewel box. They have a very clever audio tour. You have a map that is you wear like a necklace and a wand that gives you access to loads of information at the various audio stops in the building. You will...More

4  Thank Robert S
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Malvinsty
22 June 2016|
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Response from Nihilator | Reviewed this property |
The towns of Waterbury, Stowe and Quechee are nice small towns to visit that are close to Montpelier, if you have a couple or few days to enjoy Vermont.
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ALLAG55
10 May 2016|
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Response from BigAL90275 | Reviewed this property |
It is free to walk into the Vermont State House and walk around inside. Hours are 7:45 A. M. to 4:15 P. M. Monday thru Friday. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. When entering, you have to go through the metal detector... More
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