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Welcome to Montpelier, Vermont's Capital City

"This city of 8,000 exudes a feeling of small-town intimacy backed by a richness that you’d expect from a much larger place, while flaunting an irresistible smorgasbord of all things Vermont: independence, steadfastness, creativity."
-Yankee Magazine


Montpelier provides small town charm with big city flavor. Exquisite historic buildings are home to Vermont's state government, shopping, commerce and world-class dining and arts. Outstanding outdoor recreation is within minutes of the downtown. Montpelier is the largest urban historic district in Vermont. The crown jewel is the impeccably restored
State House - one of the oldest and best preserved in the country. Three blocks away is the city's unique business district. Linger at independently-owned shops offering books, recordings, clothing, fine crafts and pastries, or dine in one of the many restaurants, cafes or delis in the city. Our thriving arts community has earned Montpelier recognition as being one of the best 100 small towns in the United States. Our recreation opportunities are second to none.

The icing on the cake? We're the only state capital without a McDonald's, and we're sure you won't miss it. We hope you'll visit and experience Montpelier, where Vermont is served daily.