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.

 

 

Come Visit Vermont’s Capital City!

Today is

and it's currently in Montpelier Vermont.

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. 

read more

Getaway to Montpelier!

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.. 

Plan Your Visit

Downtown Parking

"...[Montpelier] makes up for its diminutive size with its independent spirit and rustic charm. The downtown area is concentrated around Main Street, which is full of quaint restaurants and shops, and State Street, where the state house is located. Montpelier is a great place to sample New England specialties. Try the maple syrup at the Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks.." - Huffington Post Travel, 15 of New England’s Most Picturesque Towns

Community Calendar

View full calendar
05/23 5:30pm
to
7pm
05/23 5:30pm to 7pm What to Wear, Eat, & Do to Stay Comfortable on Your Bike @City Hall Memorial Room This free session for adults will address discomfort prevention and remedies in the form of specific stretches, alternative riding positions, equipment variations, clothing recommendations, nutritional suggestions and riding styles to keep your riding enjoyable in all kinds of conditions. Classroom time will be followed by an optional, guided bicycle ride. All who wish to participate in the ride must arrive with a bicycle in good working order and must wear a helmet. Although there is no charge for this session, pre-registration is required. Contact Nancy Schulz to register: [email protected] Details on other sessions can be found at this link: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/907/Complete-Streets-Committee
06/6 5:30pm
to
7pm
06/6 5:30pm to 7pm Taking the Mystery Out of Shifting @City Hall Memorial Room How do you know when to shift? What are some tips for biking uphill and downhill? What is a derailleur and how does it work? Why is it important to lubricate a chain and how do you do it? This session will address all of these questions and more. Classroom time will be followed by an optional, guided bicycle ride. All who wish to participate in the ride must arrive with a bicycle in good working order and must wear a helmet. Although there is no charge for this session, pre-registration is required. Contact Nancy Schulz to register: [email protected] Details on other sessions can be found at this link: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/907/Complete-Streets-Committee
06/13 5:30pm
to
7pm
06/13 5:30pm to 7pm Is an E-Bike Right for You? @City Hall Memorial Room E-bikes come in many varieties. Some factors to consider before purchasing one include: price, weight, style of frame, amount of power, fit, availability and requirements for transport. Find out the pros and cons of various makes and models as you consider which may be most appropriate for you. Classroom time will be followed by an optional, guided bicycle ride. The bike ride will be suitable for both e-bikes and non. All who wish to participate in the ride must arrive with a bicycle in good working order and must wear a helmet. Although there is no charge for this session, pre-registration is required. Contact Nancy Schulz to register: [email protected] Details on other sessions can be found at this link: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/907/Complete-Streets-Committee

Latest News

A Bright Winter for Montpelier

A Bright Winter for MontpelierBy: Sheena Khan (Marketing & Communications Manager for Montpelier Alive)Montpelier Alive has big plans this winter! Thanks to some successful grant writing and crowdfunding, we will be able to complete Phase 1 of ...

Go to Article
Montpelier Alive Announces its 2024 Downtown Event Grant Awards

Montpelier Alive awards announces its 2024 grant funding to 10 downtown Montpelier Community Events   Montpelier Alive works to create a vibrant and livable Montpelier by celebrating its heart and soul: its downtown. One way it brings the ...

Go to Article
Member Highlight - Paul Richardson of Storyworkz

What is StoryWorkz and what services do you provide?  We founded the company 34 years ago, in 1990, and we help companies (and nonprofits) of all sizes grow through story-based marketing.  We are a collaborative of about a dozen fun ...

Go to Article
Member Highlight: Deborah Glottmann of The Mitzvah Fund

Member Highlight: Deborah Glottmann of the Mitzvah Fund   What is the Mitzvah Fund and how did it get started? The Mitzvah Fund is a small veterinary non profit. We provide non emergency routine, surgical and dental veterinary care for ...

Go to Article
Member Highlight: Dr. Mel Houser of All Brains Belong

Member Highlight: All Brains Belong Tell Us about All Brains Belong.  All Brains Belong is a nonprofit in downtown Montpelier that provides flexible ways to get healthcare and connect with community, while also educating the community on ...

Go to Article
Member Highlight: Oakes & Evelyn

Member Highlight: Justin Dain, chef/owner of Oakes and Evelyn    Tell us a bit about you, your background and your path to opening Oakes and Evelyn. I grew up in Waterbury Center, Vermont and started cooking at the age of 15 at ...

Go to Article
"Montpelier might be one of the smallest state capitals in the country, but don't mistake its tiny size for a sleepy town: Montpelier bustles with culture and charm both classically New England and uniquely its own." - Smithsonian, 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014 (#16 of 20)