President Chester Arthur State Historic Site

  • 4588 Chester Arthur Rd.
  • Fairfield Vermont 05455
  • 802-933-9362

In 1881, Vermonter Chester Alan Arthur was sworn in as the nation's 21st President. The son of an impoverished Baptist minister, Arthur was born in a small temporary parsonage. He became a lawyer who advocated for civil rights and as President, a champion of civil service reform. 

  • 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.