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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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  • My family toured the capitol during our stay in Montpelier. The building and grounds are beautiful, and it sets off to itself instead of being completely surrounded by buildings. Our tour guide was de...  more »
  • We were surprised to discover a small city of province capital of the State of Vermont. Fortunately the Capitol put us the flea in the ear. Very nice city. And beautiful Capitol.
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  • A wonderful walk through the past and present. There's a extremely knowledgeable staff of dedicated volunteers who provide tours on the hour or you're welcome to explore the beautiful premises & artwo...  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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