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Vermont State House
The Capitol is a magnificent building located in downtown Montpelier. The gold leaf dome includes real gold and offers a spectacular contrast with the wooded hillside of Hubbard Park in the background. The interior is adorned with marble floors, spiral staircases and finely carved wood trim.

Guided Tours are available on the half-hour, free of charge, July through mid-October: Monday-Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Saturdays, 11:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Group and school tours must be arranged by calling (802) 828-2228.

Vermont Historical Society Museum
The Vermont Historical Society is a not-for-profit, membership-supported organization founded in 1838 by an act of the Vermont legislature and dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of Vermont history. It operates a library (located in Barre) and museum, has active publishing and educational programs, and sponsors special events. The VHS museum, located in the Pavillion Building near the State Capitol in Montpelier, is a tremendous asset and a "must-see" for anyone interested in Vermont's heritage and way of life.

The museum's permanent exhibit, Freedom and Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories, opened in March 2004. The multimedia exhibit, which represents Vermont's history from 1600 to the present, fills 5,000 square feet in the Pavilion building in Montpelier. Visitors walk through time and experience a full sized Abenaki wigwam, a re-creation of the Catamount Tavern where Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys gathered, a railroad station complete with a working telegraph and a WWII living room furnished with period music and magazines.

Vermont Historical Society Museum
109 State Street, Pavilion Building
Montpelier, VT 05609-0901 Phone: (802) 828-2291
E-mail: vhs-info@state.vt.us
Web: http://www.vermonthistory.org
Click HERE for directions.

T.W. Wood Art Gallery
Located on the Vermont College campus in College Hall, the gallery maintains a continuous display of the paintings of Thomas Waterman Wood. The gallery also includes exhibitions of regional artists and craftsmen.

Green Mount Cemetery
On a hill off State Street a few blocks west of the capitol, Green Mount Cemetery was founded in 1854 and has been a memorial for the area's talented sculptors and prominent citizens. Maps are available for self guided tours of the unique monuments found throughout the cemetery.

Hubbard Park and Tower
Hubbard Park was created through a gift of 125 acres to the City of Montpelier by John E. Hubbard in 1899. Since then several other parcels have been added to the park which now consists of 185 acres and roughly 7 miles of hiking and skiing trails, numerous picnic areas, a soccer and baseball field, a small pond, a sledding hill, and a 54 foot observation tower. The observation tower offers spectacular views of the city from the highest point in the city.


Kellogg-Hubbard Library
This impressive building of rough, light-colored granite from Dummerston was built between 1894 and 1895, and a dedication was held on January 2, 1896. The two-story entrance with its four columns, the ample windows with unusual portholes under the eaves, and the rounded bays give this Classical Revival library a distinctive look.

The library not only offers books, DVDs, CDs, and free programs for all ages – but also has free internet access.

Library Hours are as follows:
Non-summer Hours Summer hours-
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Adult library:
Monday-Thursday 10AM - 8PM
Friday & Saturday 10AM - 5:30PM.
802-223-3338
Adult library:
Monday-Thursday 10AM - 8PM
Friday 10AM - 5:30PM.
Saturday 10AM - 1PM.
Children's library:
Monday-Saturday 10AM - 5:30PM.
802-223-4665
Children's library:
Monday-Friday 10AM - 5:30PM
Saturday 10AM - 1PM

For more information about the the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, as well as a schedule of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, visit their Web site at
http://www.kellogghubbard.org/index.htm

North Branch Nature Center
The North Branch Nature Center is a locally-run non-profit organization that has a nature center located on a 14-acre preserve on the east bank of the North Branch River. Located at 713 Elm Street in Montpelier, the North Branch Nature Center is open to the public Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm, with trails open every day.

Vermont Mountaineers
Montpelier is also the home of Vermont's newest baseball team: The Vermont Mountaineers.

For more information about the Mountaineers, as well as a schedule of upcoming games and locations, and volunteer opportunities, visit their Web site at
http://www.thevermontmountaineers.com/

Farmers' Markets
The Capital City Farmer's Market is open from May to October on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in downtown Montpelier on State Street in the lot across from Elm Street. Contact: Jessie Schmidt, (802) 685-4360.

The Two Rivers Center Farm (Historic Jacob Davis Jr. Homestead) Farmers' Market is open from May - October on Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., at 5 Homefarm Way next to the Cabot Administrative Offices on US 2 east from Montpelier. For more information call 802-223-1515 or Fax 802-229-5277.

The Capital Region's Welcome Center
Telephone: 1-800-VERMONT
Website: http://www.1-800-vermont.com





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