The Vermont State House, located in Montpelier, is the state capitol of the U.S. state of Vermont. 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 and 1858, it was occupied in 1859.Work out when and for how long to visit Vermont State House and other Montpelier attractions using our handy Montpelier trip maker.
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.
Since 1994, Buildings and General Services Architect, Tricia Harper has been responsible for design and construction for the restoration and renovation project of the building and its grounds.
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.
Vermont State House reviews
Didn't go in but parked on the street across from the State House. Beautiful grounds and building. There are older buildings around it and down the street too. Then we drove through Montpelier. more »
Montpelier is the most small town capital city I’ve seen. Cute historic buildings, churches, and shops in a small down town/mountain setting. The Capitol building is small. Not much to the grounds. I.... more »
This is one of the coolest places I have ever been to. Visiting from Canada, the tour was excellent. Learnt a lot about the history of the Legislature. Our tour guide was excellent and he was really funny too. He really cracked us up and made the tour interesting. This is one of the places that if I visit Vermont again, I will surely stop by again.
Visited here during a weekday, and the entrance was free! We were given audio devices and maps the explore the whole House. Beautiful architecture!
Plan your trip to Montpelier
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Montpelier
Side trips from Montpelier
Hidden gems in Montpelier
Museums in Montpelier
Shopping in Montpelier
Nearby attractions in Montpelier
Trips to Vermont State House by other users
10 days in Vermont BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Bennington Quechee Burlington 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM GERMANY Boston Portland Acadia National Park 9 days in Montpelier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Montpelier 4 days in Montpelier BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Vermont College Camel's Hump Smugglers' Notch Distillery Tasting Room 29 days in Vermont BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Manchester Brattleboro Woodstock 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM MEXICO Mystic Newport Boston