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Round Church

Bridge Street, Richmond, VT
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Sixteen-sided church built in 1813.
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Depew NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I saw the notation of a historical place on a AAA map and researched it. We stopped at the Round Church on our way to Stowe, Vermont. The building is open till the second week in October from 10-4pm. We arrived at 10 am and found the most pleasant guide inside. Ironically, he happened to be from the town where... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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143 attraction reviews
382 helpful votes 382 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This round church is 200 years old and has been nicely restored and maintained. It originally served 5 Protestant denominations and was built by having persons buy the enclosed pews. It has not been used as a church for many years, but weddings and concerts and meetings are held in the building. The church looks more round in the interior.... More

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Rome, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews 118 reviews
33 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Many times we have ridden past this church going to the interstate to travel to other places, but today we noticed that it was open! There was to be a wedding in the afternoon. In the meantime, a member of the Historical Society told us many things about this fascinating building. Three congregations used it at one time, and then... More

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Holden, Massachusetts
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55 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is a gem of building: 200 years old this year and the only remaining round wooden church in the US. It is open daily staffed with a volunteer who provides a good history and shows you the highlights of the building. There are several items for sale about the building including a new history for a $10. Toss in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great place to photograph and if its open to make a short visit. It is near the town on the way to the Audubon Center and the Birds Museum of Vermont.

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Middlebury, Vermont
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27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

If you like19th century architecture, churches reimagined as concert halls, and historic sites (national historical register), you will enjoy a walk about this lovingly restored and maintained building.

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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I first visited this church when I was accompanying a group of seniors on a bus tour with a bit of time to spare before our lunch reservations. We happened to drive by the building and sort of ogled the place longingly--so quaint and interesting. Luckily for us, they were setting up for a wedding. The volunteer docent overseeing that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Went here for a wedding. There are not many round churches still around. It was a charming piece of yesteryear.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The Round Church is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2013. It's an architectural gem that the community has worked hard to preserve. In the winter, it serves as the community sledding hill; in spring, summer, and fall, the building is open to the public, managed by volunteer docents. There's more information, including a schedule of activities, at the Richmond Historical... More

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Lido Beach, NY
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164 reviews 164 reviews
60 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The Round Church has very caring and educated docents who will give you an overview of the history of this church. You can walk around it on your own, as well. It brings you back in time to a small part of Vermont history.

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