Vermont State House

The Vermont State House is one of the oldest and best preserved state capitol buildings in the nation.

115 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05633

The Vermont State House is one of the oldest and best preserved of our nation's state capitols. After nearly 160 years it remains an icon in Montpelier, the smallest capital city in America. Its House and Senate chambers are the oldest active legislative halls in the United States that have preserved their original interiors.

This architectural gem is also home to some of the state’s most important art. As you tour this remarkable piece of living history, you will develop a sense of what makes this building, and the state for which it was built, unique. Highlights include the Governor’s Office, the Cedar Creek Reception Room, the Hall of Inscriptions, and the legislative chambers.

Touring the State House

The State House is currently closed due to COVID-19.

There is no charge to visit the Vermont State House,  and most of the tours provided are free. At any time during the year, an informative brochure of the Capitol building and our "magic wand" audio tour are available for self-guided tours in English, French, Spanish, and German. This allows the visitor to move at his or her own pace and offers both a general and more detailed narrative of the building. Audio wands are available at the Sergeant at Arms’ office free of charge. Please note that most of the public rooms are open, but a few may be viewed only through the open door unless a volunteer guide is present. Tours guided by Friends volunteers are free of charge and available as follows: 

July through mid-October
Monday through Friday: 10:00 am to 3:30
Saturday: 11:00 am to 2:30 pm
Closed Sunday

Mid-October through the end of June
Self-guided only with audio or printed brochure available at Sargent of Arms Office
Monday through Friday: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday

Tour Coordinator:  802-828-1411