Locations may be Closed for holidays, work-days & other special events. See below for details or call (802) 479-8500 to confirm.

Vermont History Center & Leahy Library, Barre

HistoryCtrExterior60 Washington Street, Barre, VT 05641
(802) 479-8500

The VHS offices, library, exhibits and Book Nook are located in the Vermont History Center, a historic building which was originally the Spaulding School, built in 1892.

Leahy Library


Library admission:

Exhibits & Book Nook


One admission gives entry to Museum (Montpelier) and History Center exhibits (Barre):

Vermont Historical Society offices



Vermont History Museum & Store, Montpelier

pavilionPavilion Building, 1st Floor
(next to State House)
109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609
(802) 828-2291

Museum & store


One admission gives entry to Museum (Montpelier) and History Center exhibits (Barre):

Holidays & Special Hours

VHC= Vermont History Center, Barre.  Hours for our events are in the calendar

Mon., Jan 15


Library & Museum- CLOSED

VHC Open 12-4


Mon., Jan 22
-- Fri., Feb 2
Library CLOSED
Mon., Feb 19 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED

Detailed directions & parking—Barre

Vermont History Center, Leahy Library & Administrative Offices
60 Washington Street, Barre, Vermont 05641

From the North
From the South


Detailed directions & parking—Montpelier

Vermont History Museum & Bookstore
109 State Street (next to the State House), Montpelier, Vermont 05609

VHSVHCMap only9miles200pxThe Vermont History Museum is located on the first floor of the Pavilion Building at 109 State Street next door to the Vermont State House in Montpelier. The VHS offices, Heritage Galleries and Leahy Library are located in nearby Barre, Vermont. There are many places to stay in Barre, Berlin, and Montpelier.


Parking is in metered places along the street or in public parking lots in downtown. The Museum is in the brick building with two-story porches on State Street opposite Taylor Street. Accessible entrance & parking available via state office entrance on Gov. Davis Avenue; restrooms are just inside our front door.

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