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St. Albans Historical Society

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Address: Church Street, Saint Albans, VT
Phone Number: 802-527-7933
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Museum featuring a variety of St. Albans' memorabilia.

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Nice way to spend a few hours learning about our town

We recently took a brief tour. The staff is very knowledgeable and very local. They were able to make the place seem like a trip your grandmothers attic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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Vermont
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We recently took a brief tour. The staff is very knowledgeable and very local. They were able to make the place seem like a trip your grandmothers attic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

well when I went to the museum it was so cool and fun to experiment things from the past it was so fun

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is not the British Museum, but the three floors of well-curated exhibits in this historic school will give you a nice retrospective of St. Alban's place in history. Rooms are divided by subject, and those are military, medical, railroads, home life and the Smiths, who were the prominent family for 100 years. Some treasures include Benedict Arnold's cane, wax... More 

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Thank JeffWagg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This past September , our town celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Civil War. The Historic Museum sponsored several events for the weekend. A re-enactment of the St. Albans Raid, the Northern most skirmish of the Civil War,and a Promenade followed by a Ball at the museum. All weekend members of our community dressed in period costume.

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Thank Sue S
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This wonderful little museum on the square in St. Albans offers a view of history from revolutionary war to the present, all through a northern Vermont lens. Major world events are given a local twist, and the history of the region (particularly it's role in railroad transportation) are brought to life. Each room on each level is well worth a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

This museum is surprisingly rich with local history and colorful artifacts. it has a large array of exhibits that capture the railroad legacy in new england . It is not your regular hole in the wall local historical society. It is a full fledge museum with a thoughtful design.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The people were very nice and helpful. The did a good job of handling the 150th year celebration of the Saint Albnas Raid, the farthest north the Confederates raided.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We spent two hours here because we are from St Albans England, which is the namesake of this St Albans. Everyone was very friendly and interested to hear about our St Albans and tell us about theirs. Very good displays and would love to revisit.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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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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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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