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Staircase at the State House

Tours

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. See details below.

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.

SELF-GUIDED TOURS

This type of tour allows the visitor to move at one's own pace, and offers both a general and more detailed narrative of the State House. At any time of the year, visitors can pick up an informative map/brochure in the Main Lobby,  or check out a free audio tour wand at the Sergeant-at-Arms' office (just off the Main Lobby of the State House). The brochure is available in English, French, Spanish, German, and Chinese.

The audio tour wand is available free of charge (English only). You can also listen to the same tour on your cell phone, either by calling 802-526-3221 or by using your phone’s QR code scanner. Audio tour stops are found in each of the principal areas of the State House where a "whoosh" icon is displayed on the wall. 

Self-guided tours are always available, throughout the year.

GUIDED TOURS (individual and group)

State House TourFor walk-in visitors, free guided tours are available only from late June through October,  and generally last about a half hour. They are offered, Monday-Friday (10:00 AM to 3:30 PM) and Saturdays (11:00 AM to 2:30 PM). These tours depart from the Main Lobby every half hour.   Group tours are available throughout the year, but they must be arranged in advance by contacting the State House Tours Coordinator at visit@leg.state.vt.us or 802-828-1411. 

 Bus Tour Operators MUST book their tours by contacting the State House Tours Coordinator too, and must send a check (made out to Friends of the Vermont State House) that covers a charge of $2 per passenger.  The mailing address is Vermont State House, 115 State St., Montpelier, VT  05633.  If a bus tour group is NOT booking a tour, but wishes to lunch at the State House, those arrangements must be made by calling the State House Cafeteria at 802-828-2252 or by emailing capitol@abbeygroup.net.

To schedule any group tour, special needs tour, foreign language tour or school group tour, please contact:
Angelica Caterino,  State House Tours Coordinator
802-828-1411  |  acaterino@leg.state.vt.us or
visit@leg.state.vt.us 

 

Try our Google 360 VIRTUAL TOUR , which explores all of the principal chambers of the State House!
 

State House Virtual Tour

Vermont State House
Sergeant-at-Arms Office

115 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05633-5501
802-828-2228

E-Mail: sgtatarms@leg.state.vt.us

Vermont State Curator's Office
2 Governor Aiken Avenue
Montpelier, VT 05633-5801
Phone: 802-828-0749
E-mail: jack.zeilenga@vermont.gov
Web: curator.vermont.gov

State House photography by Jeb Wallace-Brodeur

Hours

Visitors are welcome:
Monday–Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM

(throughout the year)
Saturday: 11 AM – 3 PM
(July 1 – October 30 only)

Closed on Sundays & state holidays which are listed here.

 

 

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