Montpelier Tourism, Vermont

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Montpelier /mɒntˈpiːliər/ is the capital city of the US state of Vermont and the county seat of Washington County. As the site of Vermont's state government, it is the least populous state capital in the United States. The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census. However, the daytime population swells to about 21,000, due to the large number of jobs within city limits. The Vermont College of Fine Arts and New England Culinary Institute are located in the municipality. It was named for Montpellier, France.


Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. It is the smallest state capital. Vermont Historical Society Museum is witness to the state’s history. The Vermont State House is accessible to the public via tours. It is also the location for evening concerts in summer. If you have a bit of sweet tooth, head to the Morse Farm Sugar Works to sample some of the maple syrup they produce. They drizzle some of this maple syrup on shaved ice for a chilling dessert. The farmer’s market is a great place to pick up some of the freshest produce in the city. Locals usually spend their evenings at the Hubbard park, the North Branch River Park or the Mill Pond Park. You can experience the best of Montpelier’s beauty on your holiday here.

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Facts and Stats for Montpelier*

  • Montpelier: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Montpelier for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Montpelier.

    • Burglary and Theft 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Living in Montpelier - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 88.28 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 44.4 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Montpelier

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Montpelier

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 72.5 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 40 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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