Historic Sites TimelineStep back in time, enter ancient worlds, meet famous people, and experience first hand the historic battles fought on Vermont soil. Vermont’s State Historic Sites offer all this and so much more.

As you visit these unique sites, you’ll learn more about the people and cultures that shaped our state. Our sites feature a wide variety of hands-on activities that are fun and educational plus a host of special events and special exhibits to engage your imagination.

Before visiting a site, take the time to browse the website to learn more about the history of each site and the programs we offer.

Did you know?

French explorer Jacques Cartier was the first European to sight Vermont in 1535.

During the American Revolution, Vermont declared independence separately from the original 13 colonies, although the Continental Congress refused to accept the decision. Vermont was admitted to the Union as the 14th state in 1791 after 14 years as an independent republic.

Ready to learn more about the sites? Need help with your homework? Check out the sites histories and fact sheet.

Discover what history is all about when you take the Vermont History Trek

Vermont History TrekFor kids and families of all ages the Vermont History Trek is a state-wide adventure challenge that explores Vermont’s historic sites.  Fun activities and outdoor adventures unveil what history was all about. Get started on the quest and earn points for prizes. 

Get started on the quest and earn points for prizes