Barre & Montpelier, VT, Guide and Information


Welcome to Barre & Montpelier

Welcome to Montpelier and Barre, Vermont!

Experience the unique blend of history, charm, and natural beauty in the neighboring cities of Montpelier and Barre. Nestled in the picturesque state of Vermont, these cities offer a delightful escape for travelers seeking a blend of culture, outdoor adventures, and warm hospitality.

Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont, invites you to explore its enchanting streets. Admire the stunning architecture of the State House, where important decisions are made by lawmakers. Take a guided tour and delve into the rich history and legislative process of Vermont. Discover the city's vibrant downtown, featuring boutique shops, art galleries, and delicious dining options.

Just a short drive away, you'll find the city of Barre, known as the Granite Center of the World. Marvel at the impressive granite sculptures and learn about the city's historic granite industry at the Rock of Ages Visitor Center. Explore the vibrant downtown with its charming storefronts, offering unique shopping experiences and delightful eateries.

Nature enthusiasts will be delighted by the natural wonders surrounding both cities. Embark on scenic hikes through lush forests, paddle along serene rivers, or immerse yourself in the beauty of the changing seasons. In the fall, witness the spectacular display of vibrant foliage, as the leaves transform into a breathtaking kaleidoscope of colors.

Both Montpelier and Barre embody the spirit of Vermont, with their friendly communities and rich cultural heritage. Explore the local museums, art galleries, and theaters, where you can immerse yourself in the arts and discover the talents of local artists.

Plan your visit to Montpelier and Barre today, and experience the perfect combination of history, natural beauty, and warm hospitality in the heart of Vermont.

Vermont Served Daily

Every day, Montpelier serves the people of the Green Mountain State.

Every day we serve up the arts. We offer an artistic environment on the caliber of much larger cities. Whether it is a showing of an independent film, a live production on stage, artists in our galleries, and sculpture in the street art infuses our everyday life. We celebrate the arts with festivals and welcome with open arms the talented students that come here to learn at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Things to Do in Montpelier and Barre, Vermont

In central Vermont, Montpelier sits as the smallest capital city in the United States — but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in a big way with charm, historic appeal and Vermont’s overall great dining and beverage scene. If you’re visiting Montpelier and adjacent Barre for the first time, here are a few “must” activities to add to your itinerary.

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