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.
The State House is a hub of activity year-round and visitors are always welcome. Self-guided tours are available throughout the year. Guided tours for walk-in visitors are offered from late June through October. Group tours (including schools) can be scheduled in advance for any time of year. Most tours are offered at no charge.
Vermont’s annual legislative session runs from January to May. As space permits, visitors can observe activities in the chambers and committee rooms. No reservations are necessary.
We hope your visit to the State House will allow you to fully appreciate this amazing site.