Vermont History Museum

Northern Vermont

Near the Vermont State House, Montpelier's Pavilion Building houses an excellent museum that recounts Vermont's history with films, exhibits and re-creations of a Native American wigwam and the 18th-century tavern where Ethan Allen's Green Mountain Boys once convened.

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