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Address: Bridge Street, Richmond, VT 05477
Phone Number: 18024343654
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Sixteen-sided church built in 1813.

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Driving By on the Interstate

We saw the church from the interstate while we were driving to Waterbury from Burlington. We wanted to stop on the way back and go inside and look around, but we were running late... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 3, 2016
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

We saw the church from the interstate while we were driving to Waterbury from Burlington. We wanted to stop on the way back and go inside and look around, but we were running late from our activities in the Waterbury and Stowe areas. It looks wonderful from the road.

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Frances T, Manager at Round Church, responded to this review

The Church is open during the summer from 10 until 4. Hopefully you will have time to stop next time. It is a National Historic Landmark and well worth a visit. More 

Chicopee, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Built over 200 years ago this building in the Federal style was used by the town for meetings and by five different congregations for over 160 years before becoming unsafe. Thanks to a $180,000 dollar restoration, the building is again used for town meetings. The church is on a small green and my early fall visit was very nice. Tours... More 

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North Luffenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

A fantastic piece of architecture a 'Must See' if you are visiting Stowe. The internal architecture is as stunning as the exterior, you also don't have to be religious tomappreciate the splendour of this building.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate to find this building open and staffed with a very knowledgable tour guide. So interesting and our 6 year old granddaughter enjoyed playing pretend in the pews and pulpit.

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Richmond, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This 16-sided sided church was finished in 1813 and served as a community center for worship and civic activities. Over 250 years later ORC still serves as center of activity for Richmond. From Christmas carols, to concerts, markets, and lots of weddings, there is always something going on at ORC. During the summer months volunteers provide tours and the history... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Just happened by on the way to Birds of Vermont. Stopped and was surprised that a guide was there to explain the history of this church. It is on the National Registry too.

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tonawanda, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a historical landmark in the Richmond area dating back to 1812!. It is a 16 sided polygon. The church is very quaint and it is a fun stopping point when traveling thru the area during the summer months.. Inside, there are doors on the pews and back in the day, the donations of families secured their family pew.... More 

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Vergennes, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

My wife and I visited on a day trip and found the church that's maintained by the historical society. The gentleman that greeted us was very knowledgeable about the eary construction and pointed out various feature of the building. It's a must see in the leaf season.

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Williston, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

A unique place to visit. Weddings and special services are held here year round. It is kept in great condition so that visitors can appreciate the quality work that was done to make it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were greeted by the friendly lady volunteer and treated to a brief history of this lovely building. Over the years some things have changed, like the small organ and the height of the pulpit. Try sitting on one of the benches (they are all boxed in); unless you are really skinny you'll realize how much smaller people were in... More 

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