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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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Interesting, thought-provoking place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Emily J
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Reading, Pennsylvania

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Many think museums will likely be boring even before they walk through the door. Not this museum. If you have an hour or so to kill while you're strolling the streets of Montpelier, pop in to the Vermont History Museum. It's small, informative, interactive and just plain interesting. You'll learn about how Vermont was established, the granite and maple industries,... More 

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Carnation, Washington
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 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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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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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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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