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St. Albans Historical Society

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

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Saint Albans Raid

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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Dallas
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252 reviews 252 reviews
74 attraction reviews
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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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266 reviews 266 reviews
11 attraction reviews
404 helpful votes 404 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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18 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
86 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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20 helpful votes 20 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
100 helpful votes 100 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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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