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Vermont Historical Society Museum

109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633
802-828-2291
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Ranked #5 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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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 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 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
58 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
89 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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129 reviews 129 reviews
45 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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