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Vermont Historical Society Museum

109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633
802-828-2291
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Montpelier
Type: Libraries, History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Museum of history in Montpelier Vermont.
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Type: Libraries, History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Museum of history in Montpelier Vermont.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
58 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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373 reviews 373 reviews
171 attraction reviews
291 helpful votes 291 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
80 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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283 reviews 283 reviews
89 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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