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Vermont Historical Society Museum

109 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2720
+1 802-828-2291
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Recently renovated (Jan 2017)

After touring the State Capitol (highly recommended) we stopped in to check out this Historical... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ihor R
Wilmington, United States
via mobile
Nice history of this small state

We visited the museum which is next door to the State Capitol building. It is small but we enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richard G
Punta Gorda, Florida
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Museum of history in Montpelier Vermont.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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109 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2720
+1 802-828-2291
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After touring the State Capitol (highly recommended) we stopped in to check out this Historical Museum. We had stopped in previously many times and wanted the kids (ages 8 & 10) to see the stuffed catamount. To our surprise the entrance has been renovated into...More

Thank Ihor R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the museum which is next door to the State Capitol building. It is small but we enjoyed learning more about the history of Vermont. It is free for Military, Retired or Veterans and is $5 for retired folks. It is a few bucks...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little museum about Vermont History. Period rooms and many documents. Visit, you will be suprised

Thank vtsnowman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a lot of info in here but not a ton hands on for kids, so plan accordingly. They did have a whole room dedicated to horses in Vermont........ One fact I learned is that in the 1850's Vermont was down to 15% of...More

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You will learn a lot about Vermont in a very enjoyable matter, something for everyone in the family. When I went the first time, my husband, a Montpelier native, didn't want to go. Well then I had to wait on him before he would leave....More

Thank Mary Sue L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take time to visit the museum along with the state house. Good historical information and artifacts about Vermont.

Thank BearCat318
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is okay. I think my favorite part was the structure inside. I also remember the stuffed catamount or whatever it was.

Thank jessicablack061
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent affordable museum suitable for all ages. Handicap accessible. Very comprehensive history & culture presentations. Every tourist should visit museum & city at large.

Thank Greenpondgirl
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is a very accessible way to understand Vermont's history. My whole family enjoyed it. It has exhibits geared toward children, but is also sophisticated enough for adults to enjoy. You can go through the whole thing in about 90 minutes, but could spend a...More

Thank MCG1300
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Is located in the center of town close to the legislature and in the main street. The exhibitions are of old suits and artifacts from the colonial and independence years.

Thank Braulio G
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