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State House Closed

The Legislature has adjourned until Tuesday, March 24th. The State House will be closed during the adjournment. All staff except essential security and IT personnel will work remotely. Please direct questions to the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, via email using the provided link. In case of emergency call Capitol Police at 802-828-2273, please let it ring until you receive an answer.

sgtatarms@leg.state.vt.us

 

Hours

Monday to Friday 8:00 AM – 4:15 PM

Saturday: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM  (July 13 – October 26 only)
Closed on Sundays & state holidays which are listed here.
Note: Hours may be extended during the legislative session (January through May).

Cost

There is no charge to visit the Vermont State House,  and most of the tours we provide are free.

Getting Here

Directions / Google map

Parking 

There is on-street metered parking within the Capitol District. Paid parking is also available throughout downtown Montpelier, just a few blocks away.

When the Legislature is in session (January to May) parking spaces near the State House tend to fill up early in the day. Free parking is offered in a nearby lot at the Vermont Department of Labor (5 Green Mountain Drive). During the session, the Capital Shuttle provides free rides between this satellite parking area and the Capitol District. For hours and routes visit Green Mountain Transit and look for Route 88.

Biking/Walking

It’s a short bike ride or walk from downtown Montpelier to the State House. Bike racks are located outside the eastern and western entrances to the building.

Accessibility

Accessibility wheel chair SymbolThe State House is wheelchair accessible. The principal accessible entrance is on the west side of the building, adjacent to reserved accessible parking. On Saturdays, the eastern accessible entrance is used, with accessible parking available behind the building and accessed through the east parking gate and lot. Click here (PDF) to view the map indicating parking spots that are saved for vehicles with handicapped parking permits. An adjacent map also locates accessible restrooms as well as gender neutral restroom locations.