Welcome to Montpelier!

Voted one of USA Today's 10 Best Towns in the Northeast for 2024!

Montpelier provides small town charm with big city flavor. We are America's smallest Capital City, and you are welcome here. We do things a little differently here. Local is a way of life, and we are proud to be the only state capital without a Walmart, McDonalds, or a Starbucks. 

Exquisite historic buildings are home to Vermont's state government, shopping, commerce and world-class dining and arts. Outstanding outdoor recreation is within minutes of the downtown. Montpelier is the largest urban historic district in Vermont. The crown jewel is the impeccably restored State House - one of the oldest and best preserved in the country. Three blocks away is the city's unique business district. Linger at independently-owned shops offering books, records, clothing, fine crafts and pastries, or dine in one of the many farm-to-table restaurants, craft beer bars, and cafes.



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Montpelier has something to offer year-round. Learn about some of seasonal activities to be found in town and nearby. From summer concerts to winter sports, your sure to find something happening. 

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Centrally located and easy to access from New England and Eastern Canada, Montpelier makes visits easy with no rush hour, easy parking, and a relaxed casual atmosphere that begs you to slow down and shed the stress of everyday life.. 

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"Thank you to Montpelier Alive for all they do for our little town of Montpelier. It's people like you that make a difference." - Debra Martin

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Member Highlight - Kelly Tackett of Minikin

  Member Highlight: Kelly Tackett, owner of Minikin What do you sell at Minikin?    We sell baby and children’s clothing and toys. We currently offer clothing from newborn sizes up to 7 years of age. We choose ...

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Member Highlight - Jesse Williams of Thrive Heathworks

Member Highlight - Jesse Williams of Thrive Healthworks   Tell us about Thrive Healthworks, your offerings, how you are different, unique from some of the other health practitioners in town.    Thrive Healthworks is a ...

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Lighting Up Montpelier!

Thanks to extraordinary community effort, Downtown Montpelier has largely recovered fromthe devastating flood this summer. Its commercial center remains fragile, however, and needsyour help.To attract residents and tourists downtown, make walking in ...

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Member Highlight: Three Penny Taproom

Member Highlight: Wes Hamilton, co-owner of Three Penny Taproom    The original idea for Three Penny was to open a brewery or brewpub. We were actually on the verge of signing a lease for the old clothespin factory space when ...

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Montpelier’s BIPOC female-led small businesses

There is so much that can be highlighted about Montpelier’s female community leaders and small business owners that one can create a whole series on the topic (and we just may do so!).    By providing opportunities for wealth ...

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Member Highlight: Emerge with Amy LePage

  Tell us about Emerge with Amy LePage’s offerings: First off, I’m excited to be in my new office/studio space right downtown at 15 State St. (shared with The Everything Space). I hope you’ll join me at my Open House for Free ...

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"One of the best things about Montpelier is its walkability." - Thrillist