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Vermont Historical Society Museum

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The broad sweep of Vermont history

We spent an hour slowly ambling through this well designed display, each room was carefully crafted... read more

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toothpick2014
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Toronto, Canada
A must see!

We really enjoyed this museum. Lots of great information and artifacts. When you first walk up it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkdog
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Norfolk, Virginia
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Museum of history in Montpelier Vermont.
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109 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2720
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent an hour slowly ambling through this well designed display, each room was carefully crafted to portray its own period of history. Many artifacts to gaze upon giving us a real sense of the lives of the people over the years.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this museum. Lots of great information and artifacts. When you first walk up it does look like it’s much but it’s very large and worth spending the money.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Yorkdog
Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

I spent about 90 minutes walking around this museum. Lots of good information and cool displays. You see everything from political stuff to Norman Rockwell stuff to Native American stuff. It was the weekend and I parked for free right out front of the Capitol...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2019

Unless you read everything, it won't take you long to get through the circle tour that follows a timeline of history of Vermont. Low admission price; clean restrooms; very small gift "shop", one staff. There are not many places to sit once you start walking...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Erik C
Reviewed July 27, 2019 via mobile

The primary permanent exhibit traces the history of Vermont from early man 10,000 BC to the present. There are lots of artifacts and while the information is primarily presented through placards (no audio guides and just a few video clips) much of the history is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019

After the capital, this is a great stop. Rich in history of the area. I had forgotten about the wigwam. They have done a good job. Great to reminisce. Part of it is like a mini Smithsonian.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 159elizabethe
Reviewed July 17, 2019

This museum has done a fine job presenting Vermont history. I found the Civil War section quite moving Eg shrapnel in the sole of one soldier's shoe as well as fun Eg story behind one general's coat which ended up a war souvenir.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sharon34895
Reviewed June 15, 2019

One should visit this museum. It is not too large and has loads of interesting information on the history of Vermont and early pioneers who settled this state. Fascinating studies. I recommend this as a "must see."

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jeanne M
Reviewed May 25, 2019

The museum is strategically located next to the Vermont State House. It is easy to visit both within a morning and we heartily recommend that visitors to Monpelier do so. There is a modest entrance fee that is well worth it. The exhibition provides a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank downeast4
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

My middle child had a history project that she left til the last minute. The docent at the desk was ridiculously helpful and patient with her, especially considering the procrastination and general entitled teen attitude.

Date of experience: May 2018
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