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The beautiful State Capital...but watch for mold inside

Smallest state capital but beautiful. I rode my e-bike by it several times a week during the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Excellent tour and very nice access within capitol building

We stopped here on our way to Burlington, VT. We enjoyed exploring the building, opting to do a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Gold dome building located in Montpelier.
115 State St, Montpelier, VT 05633-0004
+1 802-828-2228
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Smallest state capital but beautiful. I rode my e-bike by it several times a week during the summer. Great place to see if you're in town. DMV is across the street, so you have an excuse.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PriestBklyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way to Burlington, VT. We enjoyed exploring the building, opting to do a self-tour in the interests of time. They had guides doing formal tours and we heard tidbits. Lots of photo opportunities. When the house is not in session,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank hawaiian_rays
Reviewed 4 November 2018

When we were there the state house was under renovation so the dome was covered with scaffolding. The grounds were beautifully landscaped unfortunately we were not able to go inside the building. Parking is available on the street and in a nearby lot.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank teacher152015
Reviewed 4 November 2018

They were not in session, so we could see both chambers, which was interesting to the children. Workers were helpful and friendly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Patty S
Reviewed 1 November 2018

This free State House Tour was very interesting! Our tour was given by a female guide and lasted about 45 minutes. (Not open on Sundays, check their website for hours.) There were a total of 8 on our tour at 10:30 a.m. on a Monday....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The Vermont State House is a spectacular example of the way to restore a historic building. The building is being completely restored to the way it was in 1857 when it was built. You can take the cell phone recorded tour or one of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank charlesc662
Reviewed 22 October 2018

We had a free tour from one of the representatives, who was extremely knowledgeable and very witty. Thank you Jim.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven H
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

I visited this gorgeous building on holidays from Australia and I loved walking around. I did the free tour with Mary who knew so much and was so patient answering lots of questions. While I haven’t visited many US State Capital Buildings, this was well...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank clairef535
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The Vermont State House was on my list of things to see while in Vermont, but I didn't really care if we skipped it... I didn't HAVE to see it. Well, I'm really glad we got to see it! Very beautiful building with a lot...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank 854courtneyp
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is the way all states should run their governments. Basically a voluteer legislator with no staff or offices. I liked the fact that no electronic devises are allowed in the Senate chamber.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis W
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Response from Nihilator | Reviewed this property |
The towns of Waterbury, Stowe and Quechee are nice small towns to visit that are close to Montpelier, if you have a couple or few days to enjoy Vermont.
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Response from BigAL90275 | Reviewed this property |
It is free to walk into the Vermont State House and walk around inside. Hours are 7:45 A. M. to 4:15 P. M. Monday thru Friday. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. When entering, you have to go through the metal detector... More