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

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Freedom, Unity & Quirkiness

This museum tucked into a building next to the cute Vermont State Capitol does a great job taking us through the history of this very tough & independent little state, from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Carnation, Washington
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Carnation, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This museum tucked into a building next to the cute Vermont State Capitol does a great job taking us through the history of this very tough & independent little state, from Abenaki native times through present times. I especially enjoyed learning about the way Vermonters carved their land out of New York's aristocratic hide through sheer orneriness. The film on... More 

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Barre, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our school visits here at least once a year to tour and do research. The staff is awesome, knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. So many collections to explore and investigate and experience. Check it out, you will not be sorry you did!

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

A great place to spend a wet Saturday afternoon. A well organised museum charting the Democratic development of the State of Vermont. The short film gives a good insight into the early History and people involved in it. It also has a section on Ethan Allen, whom we were aware of but did not know anything about him. A very... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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150 reviews 150 reviews
69 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you are interested in Vermont history, this is a good place to start going back to pre-revolutionary war days. We only had about 40 minutes there as part of a group tour which really is not enough time to do it justice. I would schedule about 2 hours as you need to do quite a bit of reading to... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We spent 90 minutes wandering through many informative visits. I learned a new facet about the American Revolution involving the clash between the Grantees and the Yorkers. The state motto "Freedom and Unity" gave me pause to think aboutwhat is happening to our society today.

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Somerville
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The VHSM does an excellent job of exploring Vermont's history and its place in US history without going overboard. It also does this quickly while giving the visitor with the feeling s/he has learned some information.

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Norman, Oklahoma
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428 reviews 428 reviews
181 attraction reviews
391 helpful votes 391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This museum has a lot of information and you need to take a little bit of time to read all the information you see as you walk through the exhibits. It was very informative and we both enjoyed it. The cost is $5 per person unless you are 62 or older. Given all you have to see and read I... More 

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We originally wsent there with the hopes of finding some old pictures from the early 1900's as we're writing an ancestry book about our grandparents who worked in Montpelier and our parents who were born in Montpelier. We were very successful in obtaining our goal. My cousin and I are in our 60's and it only cost $3 each with... More 

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Berlin, Massachusetts, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a small but thoughtful exhibit showcasing Vermont history. I learned a bunch of new things and appreciated the thoughtful uses of display text along with lots of activities for kids.

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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