Old Constitution House

The Vermont Constitution was far reaching - the first to prohibit slavery, establish universal voting rights for all males, and to authorize a public school system.  The Constitution guided the Republic for 14 years until 1791, when Vermont was admitted to the Union as the 14th state.

  • Historic Vermont

    The small state of Vermont boasts a rich historical heritage that is well preserved in an exceptional collection of State-owned historic sites stretching the length of the state. Ranging from prehistoric encampments to pivotal Revolutionary War sites, to the homesteads of U.S. Presidents and a prominent U.S. Congressman and Senator, Vermont’s historic sites chronicle the development of a state, its people and the nation around it. Pursue your interest in architecture, archaeology, military history, and social change through the lens of Vermont history.