109 State Street, Montpelier 05602


Vermont History Museum

The Vermont Historical Society engages both Vermonters and "Vermonters at heart" in the exploration of our state's rich heritage. They believe that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities. The Vermont History Museum in Montpelier includes the core, interactive exhibit, Freedom and Unity: One Ideal, Many Stories, which represents Vermont's history from 1600 to the present. The museum also includes a Local History Gallery, rotating exhibits, and the mid-20th century mural by artist Paul Sample, Salute to Vermont, which depicts three-and-a-half centuries of Vermont history, from 1609 to the late 1950s.

The museum shop offers a wide variety of books, gifts, maps, and toys. Some products are available from the museum's online store.


  • Adults: $7
  • Families: $20
  • Seniors, students, children: $5
  • Members and children under 6: free.

Educational groups are admitted free with advance reservations. Click here for information on scheduling a field trip.

Tour groups are welcome at a discounted rate. We are a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active-duty military personnel.

Current open hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. Closed on state and federal holidays. Click here for a map of the museum.

The Vermont Historical Society also operates the Vermont History Center and Leahy Library in Barre.