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Vermont State House, Montpelier

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Government Building
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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  • Guided tours (donations appreciated) offered in summer and fall but you can wander at leisure almost anytime and even see the legislature in action in it's short session from January to April or May m...  more »
  • Looking a bit like a miniature copy of the grander and more famous national capital (the Capitol) with its golden dome dominating the skyline, there was much to admire both outside and inside where th...  more »
  • My partner and I enjoyed walking through the building and peeking into the chambers, enjoying the architecture and history of the building. We had the place pretty much to ourselves.  more »
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  • The best capitol that I've ever seen (among Providence, Topeka, and Austin). Beautiful.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful building with a picturesque lawn and self-guided tours inside.