Welcome to Montpelier!

Voted one of USA Today's 10 Best Towns in the Northeast for 2024!

Montpelier provides small town charm with big city flavor. We are America's smallest Capital City, and you are welcome here. We do things a little differently here. Local is a way of life, and we are proud to be the only state capital without a Walmart, McDonalds, or a Starbucks. 

Exquisite historic buildings are home to Vermont's state government, shopping, commerce and world-class dining and arts. Outstanding outdoor recreation is within minutes of the downtown. Montpelier is the largest urban historic district in Vermont. The crown jewel is the impeccably restored State House - one of the oldest and best preserved in the country. Three blocks away is the city's unique business district. Linger at independently-owned shops offering books, records, clothing, fine crafts and pastries, or dine in one of the many farm-to-table restaurants, craft beer bars, and cafes.



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Montpelier has something to offer year-round. Learn about some of seasonal activities to be found in town and nearby. From summer concerts to winter sports, your sure to find something happening. 

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Centrally located and easy to access from New England and Eastern Canada, Montpelier makes visits easy with no rush hour, easy parking, and a relaxed casual atmosphere that begs you to slow down and shed the stress of everyday life.. 

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"Montpelier, Vermont takes the No. 4 spot. Montpelier has a median income after housing costs of $47,845, the eighth-highest on this list. The city also has the lowest rate of violent crime in our study, just a little more than 213 incidents per 100,000 residents." - Best State Capitals to Live in - 2019 Edition by Smartasset

Latest News

Member Highlight - Jesse Williams of Thrive Heathworks

Member Highlight - Jesse Williams of Thrive Healthworks   Tell us about Thrive Healthworks, your offerings, how you are different, unique from some of the other health practitioners in town.    Thrive Healthworks is a ...

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Lighting Up Montpelier!

Thanks to extraordinary community effort, Downtown Montpelier has largely recovered fromthe devastating flood this summer. Its commercial center remains fragile, however, and needsyour help.To attract residents and tourists downtown, make walking in ...

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Member Highlight: Three Penny Taproom

Member Highlight: Wes Hamilton, co-owner of Three Penny Taproom    The original idea for Three Penny was to open a brewery or brewpub. We were actually on the verge of signing a lease for the old clothespin factory space when ...

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Montpelier’s BIPOC female-led small businesses

There is so much that can be highlighted about Montpelier’s female community leaders and small business owners that one can create a whole series on the topic (and we just may do so!).    By providing opportunities for wealth ...

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Member Highlight: Emerge with Amy LePage

  Tell us about Emerge with Amy LePage’s offerings: First off, I’m excited to be in my new office/studio space right downtown at 15 State St. (shared with The Everything Space). I hope you’ll join me at my Open House for Free ...

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Member Highlight: Kim Bent and Kathleen Keenan at Lost Nation Theater

How did Lost Nation Theater get started in Montpelier, and what motivates you to create your annual programs at City Hall?   Lost Nation Theater incorporated as a professional non-profit Vermont theater company in Bristol, Vermont, in ...

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"“Thanks to its many parks and trails, Montpelier has been growing as a recreation destination… there is something for everyone…”" - The Next Outdoor Playgrounds, Vermont Sports Magazine