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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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  • Visited quite by chance and nice to see a traditional unspoilt building. The guided tour was informative and interesting and included the Senate Chamber and Governors office. Well worth visiting 
  • Living just outside Washington DC and the chaos there it was fantastic to finally see government as we wish it could be. The state house is beautiful and the small quaintness of Montpelier is right ou...  read more »
  • We have been to the State House before but never went inside. This trip we wondered past the beautiful plantings and up the impressive staircase to a gorgeous entrance with meeting rooms and portraits...  read more »
  • We enjoyed a visit to the Vermont Capitol especially because of the knowledgeable tour guide. A beautiful visual and learning experience.
  • Beautiful building with a picturesque lawn and self-guided tours inside.
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  • Smaller Capitol building compared to Texas Capitol!! Worth visiting
  • Beautiful building and the lawns are full of people enjoying the day.
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