2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Vermont

Photography by Bob Schatz

Historic Downtowns

History you can Explore

Vermont downtowns are a key part of the state’s landscape. Classic church spires rise from valleys, old windows in warmly toned brick buildings catch sunlight and reflect vivid foliage, and bustling shops welcome visitors with one-of-a-kind finds and a cheerful ambiance.  Discover beautiful and historically significant streets and architecture, immersive local and seasonal dining experiences, and close access to outdoor recreation, from the mountain to Main Street. Vermont has 251 total towns and cities; explore historic downtowns on this page, then visit the 251 Club to see all of Vermont’s towns.
Downtown waterbury on a summer day

Three Walkable Vermont Downtowns to Explore

Small, walkable downtowns pack a lot of fun into a few square miles. Public art, farmers markets, and stunning historic buildings make for the backdrop for a Vermont vacation to remember.

scenic drives

Scenic Drives

Vermont’s 10 federally designated scenic byways will help you navigate the state and get the most out of your trip, helping you discover more.

Downtown Brandon Vermont during Summer

Get Around Vermont

Public transportation makes getting around Vermont easy once you’re here. Use Vermont’s bus network to get around, or find a ride to get where you need to go.



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