State House

sights / Architecture

State House information

Montpelier & Barre , USA
Address
Street 115 State St
More information
www.vtstatehouse.org
Opening hours
tours 10am-3:30pm Mon-Fri, 11am-2:30pm Sat Jul-Oct
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Montpelier's main landmark, the gold-domed capitol building, is open for self-guided audio tours year-round, or free guided tours in summer, when the legislature is not in session. The front doors are guarded by a massive statue of American Revolutionary hero Ethan Allen, and the base supporting the gold dome was built of granite quarried in nearby Barre in 1836.