Vergennes, Vermont 05491
Vergennes VT Lodging, Real Estate, Travel & Visitor Information
Vergennes, Vermont is oldest city in Vermont and the third-oldest incorporated city in the United States, being succeeded by Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut. Vergennes is the smallest city in Vermont and one of the smallest cities in the US with only 2,588 residents and just 2.0 square miles in size. The Basin Harbor Club – a Vermont resort is located in Vergennes.
Visiting Vergennes Vermont
At the base of Main Street are the forty-foot Otter Creek Falls that generated the wealth which provided the basis for the growth of the area. The Falls’ basin is 7 miles inland from Lake Champlain and forms the only inland port in the state. Today, the City of Vergennes provides water and power hook-ups free of charge to all boating visitors. The city recreation park located at the Falls provides a picnic area, and fishing from the docks is fun for folks of all ages. Points of interest in Vergennes include the Opera House built in 1897, the Rokeby Museum – a well preserved 1790’s home on the Underground Railroad, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum featuring naval exhibits and working displays of boat builders, the Bixby Memorial Library – a fine example of 1911 Greek Revival architecture, and the picturesque Grand Lady of Vergennes – an exquisite example of 1870’s architecture. Vergennes is home to BF Goodrich Aerospace Aircraft Integrated Systems, Simmonds Precision Products, and Super Valu Bakery. Vergennes is also home to the Basin Harbor Airport. An annual Memorial Day Parade takes place in Vergennes, VT.
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Vergennes, VT Local Information
Vergennes Town Offices: 802-877-3637