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


60 Washington Street, Suite 1, 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


  • Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm 
  • Second Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Library closing at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 3

Library admission:

  • Non-members: $7
  • Members and students: Free

VHS Offices, Exhibits, & Book Nook


  • Monday–Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Second Saturdays 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Exhibits at the History Center are free. Donations always appreciated. 



Vermont History Museum & Store, Montpelier

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

Museum & store


  • Tuesday–Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • Families: $20
  • Adults (18-61 years old): $7
  • Students, children (6-17 years old), and seniors (62 and older): $5
  • Members & children under 6: Free
  • Pre-scheduled school groups and chaperones: free (including home study families)

Holidays & Special Hours

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

Wed., July 3 Library closing at 4:00 pm  
Thurs., July 4 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED
Fri., Aug 16 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED
Mon., Sept 2 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED
Mon., Nov 11 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED
Thurs., Nov 28 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED
Wed., Dec 25 Library, VHC and Museum CLOSED

Directions & Parking

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

The Vermont History Center & Library on Google Maps


  • On-street parking available on Academy Street, around Currier Park or westbound on Route 302/Washington St beside the History Center. 
  • Handicapped parking, and parking for patrons with limited mobility, available next to the building off of Washington Street. 


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

The 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. 


Parking is in metered places along the street or in public parking lots in downtown. Parking info here. Accessible entrance & parking available via state office entrance on Gov. Davis Avenue; restrooms are just inside our front door.

The Vermont History Museum on Google Maps