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Vermont Historical Society Museum

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Address: 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633
Phone Number: 802-828-2291
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Museum of history in Montpelier Vermont.

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Vermont State history in clearly understanding methods

It's located in a beautiful building very close to the Capital so one can invest a whole day in the area. Their displays are excellent in explaining Vermont's history and how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2015
Michelle P
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Castro Valley, California

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Castro Valley, California
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66 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

It's located in a beautiful building very close to the Capital so one can invest a whole day in the area. Their displays are excellent in explaining Vermont's history and how their residents since the state began have invented so many things that benefit not only Vermonters but the entire country and from them, our world. Vermont has also produced... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Our visit for $3 each was very good value. The exhibits and the visual displays therein set out well aspects of Vermont's history.

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Castro Valley, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Very nice museum focusing on Vermont history, and how Vermont residents impacted national and world events. Spacious facility with many nice interactive displays.

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Kennewick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

If you are in Montpelier it is well worth the time and a few $$ to visit this museum. A little history lesson never hurt anyone!

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Renton, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Located adjacent to the Vermont State House, this museum houses nice collections relative to the history of Vermont starting from the earliest settlers to the current day. The displays, dioramas and video are nicely presented with concise information that is easy to understand for all age groups.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Museum located a few steps away from the Capitol. More than just a museum, two films presented show 1) Vermont's part in historical US decisions and 2) issues confronting the future of this small states idyllic conditions. History buffs will enjoy the insightful displays.

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Rutland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Excellent display of Vermont history. Easy to followi and nicely arranged. Lots of hands on activities for kids as well as adults.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This museum is dedicated to Vermont's past, and attracts many visitors from countless places every year (as you can see at the end of the main exhibit.) It is mostly kid-friendly, with some interactive sections that shows people of today how it felt to live some centuries ago. For example, there is a churn where you can, well, "churn" butter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I have visited the Montpelier area for years but never had come to the Vermont Historical Society. It was fascinating to learn about the state's history, going back to aboriginal inhabitants right up to the present. I particularly liked that the museum presented multi viewpoints of its famous resident, Ethan Allen, whom some considered a hero and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I, having been to Vermont many times over the years, finally visited Montpelier, which we found to be an interesting and attractive city. We didn't have time for a docent tour of the State House, which we heard was excellent, but we did go into the Vermont Historical Society Museum and were more than pleasantly surprised to... More 

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