Vermont Historic Sites
VT History & Historic Preservation Locations
Vermont – like and all New England is rich in history. Vermont was inhabited by two major Native American tribes for centuries before the Europeans came along. With the exception of the Thirteen Colonies, Vermont is one of only four US States to have at one time been a sovereign state. View more photos and information about Vermont Historic Sites by following the links below. Ask us about Vermont historic sites or share your Vermont historical information and comments. To feature your business, contact us.
Vermont Historic Places
Naulakha – Rudyard Kipling’s Vermont Home
707 Kipling Road
The former home of Rudyard Kipling is where he wrote “The Jungle Book” and other classics of Children’s Literature. Now available for Vermont vacation rentals.
President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site
Plymouth Notch, VT
The birthplace of the 30th President of the Untied States (the only president born on the 4th of July). Homes remain as they were at the beginning of the century. Open late-May through mid-Oct. Annual July 4th celebration.
The Joseph Smith Memorial
off Route 14
South Royalton, VT
The site of the birthplace of the founder of the Mormon religion (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Scenic vistas, picnic area, free guided tours, exhibits, and information. Open year round.
President Chester A. Arthur State Historic Site
Off Route 36 or 108
The birthplace of Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States. Open late-May through mid-Oct, Wednesday through Sunday.
The Bennington Battle Monument
Off Route 9
Old Bennington, VT
Location of the 1777 Battle of Bennington, marked with a 306 foot stone monument. Elevator to an observation point in the monument. Open mid-April through Oct 31.
Mount Independence State Historic Site
6 miles Off Route 22A
Location of Mount Independence revolutionary war complex built in 1776 for 12,000 soldiers. Visitors center, exhibit and Cruise boat. Open late-May through mid-Oct, Wednesday through Sunday.
Chimney Point State Historic Site
Routes 17 and 125 at the Champlain Bridge
Exhibit of Native American and French artifacts, contemporary issues and cultural traditions. Open late-May through mid-Oct, Wednesday through Sunday.
The Old Constitution House
U.S. Route 5
The Birthplace of the Vermont constitution in 1777. Open late-May through mid-Oct, Wednesday through Sunday.
Justin Smith Morrill Homestead
Justin Morrill Highway
The home of U.S. Congressman Justin Smith Morrill, the man responsible for the acts establishing the Land Grant Colleges, forerunner to many state universities. Open late-May through mid-Oct, Wednesday through Sunday.
East of Springfield, VT
One of the few surviving 18th century structures. Exhibit of books and materials used in the 18th century. Open late-May through mid-Oct, Wednesday through Sunday.
The Hyde Log Cabin
U.S. Route 2
Grand Isle, VT
Built in 1783, one of the oldest log cabins in the United States is located here. Open July through early Sept, Wednesday through Sunday.
Underwater Historic Preserves
Five underwater sites for certified scuba divers. The Horse Ferry, The Phoenix, The Cola Barge, The General Butler and the Diamond Island Stone Boat are identified by buoys and guidelines. Guidelines for diving these sites my be obtained from the Division of Historic preservation.
For more Information on State-owned Vermont Historic Sites write to:Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, 135 State Street, Drawer 33, Montpelier, VT 05633-1201 or call 802-828-3051.