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SecretsMountPhilo Cover front smSecrets of Mount Philo: A Guide to the History of Vermont's First State Park
by Judy Chaves

Mount Philo State Park is Vermont’s oldest state park, and one of its most popular. What many don’t realize is that the mountain’s history is every bit as remarkable as its natural beauty: It is the landscape history of Vermont (and much of the Northeast) in miniature. 

Secrets of Mount Philo guides you to more than 30 historic sites in the park, detailing what’s there and placing it within the context of the park’s, state’s, and region’s landscape history. An essential guide to throw in your backpack whether you’re new to the park or know it like the back of your hand. Surprises (and fun) lie in store!

Purchase the book online, at our museum stores in Montpelier or Barre, or at select booksellers in Vermont. 

This Place in History: Mount Philo
VPR Commentary from Tom Slayton

Programs & Events

Book Signing
September 19, 12:00 to 1:00 pm 
Ilsley Library, Middlebury, VT
Co-hosted by the Vermont Bookshop

Secrets of Mount Philo Lecture
September 23, 3:00 pm
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh, VT

Secrets of Mount Philo Lecture
October 18, 12:00 pm
University Heights South (2&3), UVM, Burlington, VT
Hosted by the Vermont Historical Society & Center for Research on Vermont, as part of our Third Thursday Lecture Series