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About the State House

Vermont's bicentennial celebration 1991

Vermont's bicentennial celebration 1991

The Vermont State House is one of the oldest and best preserved of our nation's state capitols. After 140 years, the State House still commands Montpelier, the smallest capital city in America, and the House and Senate Chambers are the oldest legislative chambers in their original condition in the United States. As you tour the halls and chambers, we hope you will develop a sense of what makes this historic building, and the State for which it was built, unique.

Guided Tours

Photo of Montpelier in 1874

Montpelier in 1874

Guided tours are available free of charge.  From July through mid-October tours are available Monday-Friday, 10:00 to 3:30, and Saturdays, 11:00 to 2:30.  From mid-October through the end of June self-guided tours are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 to 3:00.  Group tours must be scheduled in advance by calling the Field Trip Coordinator at (802) 828-1411, or by calling (802) 828-2228.



Gift Store

Under the Dome Gifts is open June through mid-October. Hours correspond with tours. Under the Dome Gifts is sponsored by the Friends of the Vermont State House to benefit ongoing restoration and interpretation of the State House for the visiting public.