Vermont Historical Society Museum
Freedom and Unity:
One Ideal, Many Stories

In our largest exhibit ever, students will experience their history, as they explore an Abenaki wigwam, a general store, a railroad station, and more!

Tours are guided, and include a special hands-on activity of your choice:

Abenaki Life
Merinos to Mittens
Message in Morse Code

Tours are available Tuesday-Saturday, free with pre-registration.

You Be the Historian,” a hands-on program, is also offered to grades 4-9 for the fee of $2.00 per student.

Contact: Tours Coordinator at the Vermont History Museum

Vermont State House
Democracy in Action

Walk through one of the nations oldest and best preserved state capitols. Learn the history of the State of Vermont as you view paintings, sculpture, historic architecture and furnishings.

Visit the House and Senate Chambers for an active civics lesson and possibly meet the Governor and Legislators as they participate in the legislative process.

Tours are available Monday - Friday. Grades 3 and under are restricted to Monday tours during the Legislative Session (January - May).Tours are free.

Contact: School Tours coordinator


The Supreme Court
Interpreting Law

The Supreme_Court_Program has students sit in the Supreme Court Chambers, while law clerks present an overview of the Judicial Branch of Government. Students 6th grade and older participate in a 'mock trial.'

Available only 2 days/week, only 3 groups per day.

Contact: School Tours coordinator


Other Resources:
To supplement your visit and schedule, we offer relevant videos as well as a self-guided historic walking tour of the Capitol Complex and Montpelier.

Interested Students read about the State House Page Program...

For more information on the Vermont Historical Society's educational programs and historical resources, visit our website:

The following website can assist teachers in contacting their local Representatives or Senators. It also provides a virtual tour of the State House. Students who have some knowledge of what they will experience before they arrive in Montpelier will have a more successful day at the State Capitol.

The Secretary of State's Office provides information and resources for learning about Vermont government and politics. Our Vermont Votes for Kids program allows schools to participate in a statewide mock election for students. Visit oru Kids' Page to learn more!