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Vermont State House, Montpelier

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The Vermont State House, located in Montpelier, is the state capitol of Vermont, in the United States. It is the seat of the Vermont General Assembly. The current Greek Revival structure is the third building on the same site to be used as the State House. Designed by Thomas Silloway in 1857–1858, it was occupied in 1859.A careful restoration of the Vermont State House began in the early 1980s led by curator David Schütz and the Friends of the Vermont State House, a citizens' advisory committee. The general style of the building is Neoclassical and Greek Revival and is furnished in American Empire, Renaissance Revival, and Rococo Revival styles. Some rooms have been restored to represent latter-19th-century styles including the "Aesthetic Movement" style.The Vermont State House is located on State Street on the western edge of downtown Montpelier, a block north of the Winooski River. Set against a wooded hillside (which was open pasture land earlier during much of its history), the building and its distinctive gold leaf dome are easily visible while approaching Montpelier, the smallest city to serve as capital of a U.S. state.
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  • We were going through Montpelier on our way to our next destination & decided to stop to tour the capital. First, the Visitor Center across the street has free parking & they were very helpful. Second...  more »
  • This is one of the few, if any, state capital buildings where you can walk around by yourself (If the legislature is not in asession at the time - we visited on Saturday).However, I recommend taking t...  more »
  • We headed to Montpelier because we had some time to fill before checking into our hotel in Stowe and we parked right outside the State House, arriving just in time for a free guided tour. The tour gui...  more »
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  • The best capitol that I've ever seen (among Providence, Topeka, and Austin). Beautiful.
  • Being originally from Arkansas, it was nice to see Vermont's state capital.
  • Beautiful State House. Was very impressed with the audio guide tour!
  • We enjoyed a visit to the Vermont Capitol especially because of the knowledgeable tour guide. A beautiful visual and learning experience.
  • My favorite of the New England state capitols.

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