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St. Albans Historical Society

Church Street, Saint Albans, VT
802-527-7933
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Type: History Museums
Description: Museum featuring a variety of St. Albans' memorabilia.
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We stopped in early June, 2014. St. Albans was a huge railroading town, they were the site of the northernmost CSA raid on a Union town during the Civil War, and now the entire old school building is a museum to St. Albans history. They have recreated the old barber shop, the doctors office, a major area to the St.... More

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New York State
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

St. Albans was a railroad town, and is "famous" for being the site of the "northernmost Civil War action." Note that I say "action" not battle, but the story of the St. Albans Raid is certainly interesting. Give this local museum a chance, and you won't be disappointed.

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Rockaway Beach, NY
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Visited last summer and hope to go back again this year. Very informative on the rich history of the St. Albans area. I never knew the intrigue of the Civil War reached so far north. Well worth the entry fee. I think it was only 6 dollars or so for adults. We took about 90 minutes or so to take... More

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DeLand, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
85 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

What a gem in the north of VT! This museum has been thoroughly improved since our last visit. The $6 admission is well worth the history and information that you get. The staff are helpful, knowledgeable, and truly interested in the history of the area. As an extra, if you go on Saturday morning, you can also visit the nearby... More

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New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Historical Museum is a little gem with a varied and fascinating collection of artifacts. It’s also THE place to get information on the St. Albans Raid of 1864; the northernmost land action of the American Civil War. The staff was friendly and helpful, and there's a small shop with books and souvenirs.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

What a wonderful find!! My wife and I were twiddling aimlessly about Vermont peeping at Fall leaves when we stumbled upon the town square (Taylor Park) in St. Albans with this little historical museum on its high side. The museum wasn't open yet when we arrived so we lunched at the nearby seafood restaurant and returned at 1 p.m. when... More

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Chicopee, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Small museum with lots of info. Can have guided tour or go on your own. Staff was very knowledgeable about everything. Interesting artifacts.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The Historical Museum has upgraded itself over the last several years to include an elevator as well as revamping of several of the major exhibits. There is something here for young and old alike and a years' membership is quite reasonable and will help them continue their work in adding additional exhibits of interest. Beautiful space for meetings, dinners or... More

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

They have done a wonderful job of preserving the history of the area - lots of war memorabilia to keep you interested.

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

Nice themed rooms give the visitor a good chance to see the artifacts close up. Limited heat because of the size of the building this is a place best visited in clement weather or when equipped with your overcoat.

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