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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"One of the best things about Montpelier is its walkability." - Thrillist

Latest News

National Life Group and Montpelier Alive announce downtown merchants as collection hubs for the Do Good Cupboard

Montpelier Alive, the capital city’s downtown association, has coordinated with 14 businesses to act as collection points for the National Life Group Do Good Cupboard, located at 58 Barre Street in front of the Montpelier Senior Activity ...

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Member Highlight: Jolynda Burton, Director of Monteverdi Music School

Member Highlight, Jolynda Burton, Director of Monteverdi Music School   Tell us a bit about Monteverdi Music School, how long it's been around, how it was started, types of classes offered, and your interests as the ...

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Special Thanks to Botanica Florals

Botanica Florals is a highly-regarded local retail florist that sources flowers from local growers along with hand-picked selections from around the world. With the goal of enhancing connection in the community for special occasions, Botanica ...

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Member Highlight: Kelly Sullivan of Splash Naturals

Tell us about yourself and your start as a small businesswoman:   I am an artist at heart and love creating beautiful spaces with the hope that people will enjoy what I put together. My background is herbalism and education, I taught ...

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Member Highlight - Jasmine Boucher of Guare and Sons

Tell us about the history of Guare and Sons The Guare family funeral business has been a part of the history of Montpelier for more than one hundred years. It is one of the longest-running family businesses known in Montpelier. In 1921 ...

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Montpelier's Race Against Racism

Montpelier’s Race Against Racism Almost every year for the past decade, Montpelier-area high schoolers organize a phenomenal event that supports and fosters local student activism. According to Heather McLane, Community Based Learning Advisor ...

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""I have learned how important Montpelier Alive is to the community. The services you provide alongside advertising help to grow and strengthen the current Montpelier community while pulling in tourists who help to boost the economy, and I want to thank you for letting me be a part of it." " - Montpelier Alive Intern and Community Member