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“vermont state”(44 reviews)
“free tour”(20 reviews)
Gold dome building located in Montpelier.
115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633-0004
+1 802-828-2228
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful building in downtown Montpelier. We stopped to shop and saw the gold domed building. The daffodils were just beginning to bloom. Very pretty.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 6 days ago

As well as a look at the State Hall with its wonderful golden dome and cannon, do take time to walk around the city. There is plenty to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ruthsmum
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick tour of awesome facility. Got to see both chambers and walk around the state house. Never could do that in Texas. Everyone was nice and helpful.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank wrjseisen
Reviewed February 27, 2019 via mobile

We took an audio tour. Took about 1 hr. It was very informative, had impressive rooms and the assembly rooms were equipped with beautiful antique furniture.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Parkerpeg
Reviewed February 19, 2019

I enjoy seeing the capital in all the different seasons. You can enter the building and there is a gift shop.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gabrielglass
Reviewed January 27, 2019

Gorgeous marble bathrooms, huge decorated Christmas tree in lobby and friendly staff. We were a bus group of 40 from SC and ate in the cafeteria which was clean, had a great selection of food and definitely encourages recycling!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kythoro
Reviewed December 31, 2018

The Vermotn State Capital is easliy located off Interstate 89 at Exit 8, with plenty of on street parking. Watch for pedestrians in the Cross Walks. The third state house to be located on this site, it has a nice gallery of oil paintings on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NEKTraveler2016
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

The golden dome at the top is a cynosure. Standing majestic at the center of the capital city is worth a visit. We didn't see many visitors perhaps due to inclement weather but the building itself is good good to miss.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ramsdesk
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Smallest state capital but beautiful. I rode my e-bike by it several times a week during the summer. Great place to see if you're in town. DMV is across the street, so you have an excuse.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PriestBklyn
Reviewed November 12, 2018

We stopped here on our way to Burlington, VT. We enjoyed exploring the building, opting to do a self-tour in the interests of time. They had guides doing formal tours and we heard tidbits. Lots of photo opportunities. When the house is not in session,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Nihilator | Reviewed this property |
The towns of Waterbury, Stowe and Quechee are nice small towns to visit that are close to Montpelier, if you have a couple or few days to enjoy Vermont.
May 9, 2016|
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Response from BigAL90275 | Reviewed this property |
It is free to walk into the Vermont State House and walk around inside. Hours are 7:45 A. M. to 4:15 P. M. Monday thru Friday. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. When entering, you have to go through the metal detector... More