Last updated: 5/4/2011
Montpelier, Vermont
Street Address
Pavilion Building
109 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05609-0901
Mailing Address
Vermont Historical Society
60 Washington Street
Barre, VT 05641
phone: 802-828-2291
fax: 802-828-1415
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
Families: $12 Adults: $5 Students, children, seniors: $3 Members & under 6-years-old: free!
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Mark Hudson, Executive Director
phone: 802-479-8515
Jane Campbell, Director of Development and Media Relations
phone: 802-479-8516
Paul Carnahan, Librarian
phone: 802-479-8508
Jackie Calder, Curator
phone: 802-479-8514
Julie Nelson, Marketing & Community Relations
phone: 802-479-8519

Please call for special event services: 802-479-8505

The permanent exhibit at the Vermont History Museum is entitled, Freedom and Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories. Visitors walk through time and experience a full-sized Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where the Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with working telegraph and a WWII living room furnished with period music and periodicals.


Our mission is to collect, preserve and share the stories of Vermont's history. These stories not only tell the past, but they give meaning and understanding to the present and future.


The award-winning History Museum opened in March 2004 and represents Vermont's history from 1600 to the present day.

Artifact Collections

Treasures from Ethan Allen's treatise Reason, the Only Oracle of Man to the doll of former First Lady Grace Coolidge. Artifacts reflecting the entire history of the state, every geographical area and every chronological period.

Research Collections

Research collections can be found at the Vermont History Center, located in Barre, Vermont. The curious researcher will find a variety of resources documenting the history and people of Vermont including books and pamphlets dating from 1700 to the present. There are also unique letters, diaries, ledgers, scrapbooks and maps. The place for genealogists.

Educational Programs

Teacher workshops; musical performances; expert speakers; manuscript and research workshops; exhibit techniques; The Vermont History Explorer web site. History kits and lending libraries are available for classroom use.


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Board of Directors


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No


History Connections (quarterly) Vermont History Journal (two times year).

  • History Connections Vermont History Journal
  • ADA

    Wheelchair Accessible


    Gift Shop

    Special Event Rental

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