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Address: State Street, Montpelier, VT
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This frontier-style architecture building houses the Vermont Historical...

This frontier-style architecture building houses the Vermont Historical Society Museum.

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Charming historical building

Attended a meeting in this building so did not get to explore. It is a charming old Vermont building that has been renovated to house office space, governor's offices and a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended a meeting in this building so did not get to explore. It is a charming old Vermont building that has been renovated to house office space, governor's offices and a museum. It is well kept. Prepare for security and to have special key entry for access internally since it is a government office building.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

The old building burned down. The state built a replica of the old building and attached a modern brick and mortar office building to it. There's not much to see unless you're a fan of government office buildings, fluorescent lighting, and bland paint combinations. The governor's office is on the fifth floor, the floors below house the state treasurer and... More 

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Aurora
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

A nice little museum that covers everything from the paleo-Indians on to today, it takes around an hour to see it all. Everything is in good condition, and the topic coverage is comprehensive, including the anti-Masonic political parties of the 1800s, and even a photo of a large Klan (yup, that's right) rally in the 1940s. It's all here, and... More 

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Enfield, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Great exhibits, genealogy research. Very interesting. I liked the stuffed animals and other artifacts.

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Montpelier
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

Vermont Historical Society has a small museum on the first floor. Building houses Governor's, Treasurers and Attorney Generals office.

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St. Johnsbury, VT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

I have been to exhibits in the Pavilion before, but not recently. My visits in the past few years have been cause-related. If you are invited to a meeting or rally in the auditorium below ground, or to a conference room above, or want to hand-deliver a letter to the governor, be prepared with your photo ID. The first time... More 

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