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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.
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
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
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
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.
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."
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
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.