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Vermont Historical Society Museum

109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633
802-828-2291
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Ranked #4 of 12 Attractions in Montpelier
Type: History Museums, Libraries
Traveler Description: VERMONT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM: Who are Vermonters? What is wise use of our land? How do we foster a democratic society?   Freedom & Unity... more »
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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We learned a lot about the history of Vermont. The museum told both sides of the Ethan Allen story, not the whitewashed version one usually gets. It had a lot of interesting information about the whole history of Vermont packed into a reasonable amount of space. This is definitely worth an hour or two.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Vermont Historical Society Museum provides a fairly extensive review of the history of the fourteenth state. I expected the museum to consist of a few small rooms, but it's actually larger than anticipated. We spent about an hour at the museum, but we could have spent another hour if we were not pressed for time. There are a number... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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222 reviews 222 reviews
75 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

It was free admission for the 3rd of July. It was a great way to cool off on a very warm day. They also have a special display of one room school houses right now.

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Perth, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A walk through path telling you about the history of Vermont, with some artifacts. It's not a large exhibit, but it talks through the early settlement and conflicts to today.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a nice museum with well-done displays. I especially liked the Civil War artifacts. The museum provides a good overview of Vermont's history, and included some things that relate well to kids.

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Weston, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A small, but well laid out museum that is worth the visit. It provides a good overview of Vermont's history. There were things we learned that we never knew about the Green Mountain Boys.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

A fascinating look at the state's history and its role in American history. Loved the hogan, the film, and the artifacts. Great stuff!

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rhode island
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126 reviews 126 reviews
44 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

One $3 tickets gets this museum and the one in Barre. The Montp. museum(next to the state house has a fantastic display of the various ethnic backgrounds of ealry Vermonter. Wonderful quiet museum

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Clearwater, Florida, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Smaller type museum, interesting but I probably wouldn't make a special trip to see it. Ticket are $3-seniors-$4 adults, museum can be seen in about an hour.

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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

We particularly enjoyed the way the history of the state was explained, with a nice section on the native people who were here before. The section on the civil war is particularly well done, although both Revolutionary and more recent history is alos well done. A photo essay on organic farmers was very thought-provoking. Well worth the time.

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