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Vermont Historical Society Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Interactive and interesting for children

We didn't expect the grandkids to have as much fun as they did. Not only were there interesting... read more

Reviewed November 4, 2018
Patty S
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South Bend, Indiana
Worth Your Time

We didn't plan on stopping here but was so glad we did! It was the most interesting little museum... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
panielsen
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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 November 4, 2018

We didn't expect the grandkids to have as much fun as they did. Not only were there interesting historical exhibits, but there was a pump organ they could play, and a telegraph they could use to send messages to each other, complete with a guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

We didn't plan on stopping here but was so glad we did! It was the most interesting little museum that packed so much information that you'll be saying, "sure glad we stopped here, well worth our time"! All displays were presented with much detail but...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

We had some free time before we ran the Montpilier Mile so we decided to stop in and take a quick look at all the exhibits. We were pleasantly surprised at how large and informative this historical society museum was. The gift shop was great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

We did a tour of 11 different museums in Vermont. This was a great exhibit. Lots of insight in what happened in the area. The exhibits are interesting and educational. Take about 1:30-2 hours to check things out. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Vermont Historical Society Museum presents information using recreated settings and interactive displays. While it does not have animatronics, it is reminiscent of a Disneyesque style of presentation. Well done, and much to learn.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2017

The architecture of this beautiful building had me at "hello." Truly a wonderful work of art. Inside is a well displayed museum with lots of interesting history about the Green Mountain State. I have always had a big appreciation for Vermont and all it has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank adrianna24sings
Reviewed October 23, 2017

This museum is located next to the state capital building and has numerous displays on the history of Vermont. A good place to visit after visiting the capital building.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Wtrav77
Reviewed August 25, 2017

This museum was not listed in my AAA Tour Book, but I stumbled upon it by accident, and am very glad I did. It's a rather small museum, located on a single floor. But it is very informative, giving an excellent overview of the state...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Doug F
Reviewed August 22, 2017

We did not have time to spend hours in a museum, but we wanted an excellent overview of the history of Vermont. This museum met our needs perfectly. We learned of the native Indian tribes that inhabited what was to become Republic of Vermont. We...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful, well -displayed, historical museum. We spent around an hour and a half and could have stayed longer. We were with my grandchildren and their staying power is short. We will definitely go back.

Date of experience: August 2017
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