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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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Wonderful Experience Every Time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
Sheryl L
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Barre, Vermont
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Barre, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
67 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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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83 reviews 83 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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424 reviews 424 reviews
181 attraction reviews
361 helpful votes 361 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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38 reviews 38 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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Ellicott City, Maryland
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80 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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