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Address: 9 Church St, Saint Albans, VT 05478-1675
Phone Number: 18025277933
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Discover 200+ years of community history in the Saint Albans Museum,...

Discover 200+ years of community history in the Saint Albans Museum, including displays and exhibits related to the military, political, social, and economic heritage of Franklin County and northern Vermont. You may tour the Museum on your own or receive a guided tour.

Our historic and charming Bliss Room is available to rent for your wedding, conference/meeting, or special event.

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Who knew that the Confederates raided this far north?

Fun place to spend the mid-afternoon! Learned a lot about this wonderful town. Evidently there was a group of Confederate soldiers who raided across the border from Montreal... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fun place to spend the mid-afternoon! Learned a lot about this wonderful town. Evidently there was a group of Confederate soldiers who raided across the border from Montreal during the civil war. They robbed banks and stole horses in an effort to distract the federal troops. Lots of other things to see in the old school building. Well worth the... More 

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I lived in St. Albans in 2002-2003. A curious find is a collection of early x-ray tubes! These tubes are owned by a local university. I am interested as I served in Vietnam in 1967 as a Medic taking X-Rays!

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Montpelier
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Went there with teenage nephews. Enjoyed civil war room. Dr. Room,school room,war room with artifacts from every war since 1776. Train room was nice too. Volunteers showed us around and added so local stories.

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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

I was a bit skeptical about opening up my wallet and paying the six dollar admission fee. It was worth every penny and we spent at least two hours in the museum. So much to see with friendly people to describe the displays. The town is rich in history and one will never know without not going to this museum.... More 

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Saint Albans, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

I've been a few times with my son (now 5) and we have enjoyed the multitude of displays to look at. I will say that outside of the train exhibit and the nice diorama of the Saint Albans area it's more for older kids. First visit there one of the docents paid for my entire family. Many of the people... More 

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Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We recently took a brief tour. The staff is very knowledgeable and very local. They were able to make the place seem like a trip your grandmothers attic.

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

well when I went to the museum it was so cool and fun to experiment things from the past it was so fun

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is not the British Museum, but the three floors of well-curated exhibits in this historic school will give you a nice retrospective of St. Alban's place in history. Rooms are divided by subject, and those are military, medical, railroads, home life and the Smiths, who were the prominent family for 100 years. Some treasures include Benedict Arnold's cane, wax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This past September , our town celebrated the 250th anniversary of the Civil War. The Historic Museum sponsored several events for the weekend. A re-enactment of the St. Albans Raid, the Northern most skirmish of the Civil War,and a Promenade followed by a Ball at the museum. All weekend members of our community dressed in period costume.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This wonderful little museum on the square in St. Albans offers a view of history from revolutionary war to the present, all through a northern Vermont lens. Major world events are given a local twist, and the history of the region (particularly it's role in railroad transportation) are brought to life. Each room on each level is well worth a... More 

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