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A Rebirth of Prosperity

A HISTORIC DOWNTOWN

Downtown St. Albans is known for its heritage and momentous events of the past, such as its railroad history, the famous St. Albans Raid, and historic Taylor Park. But it is also becoming known for a 21st Century rebirth of prosperity and activity, from its revived streetscape and welcoming sense of place, to fine specialty shops and award-winning restaurants, to the rising star of the downtown brewery. In summer and fall, the farmers market boasts fresh produce, specialty foods and fine handcrafted goods. St. Albans’ close proximity to Lake Champlain provides for boating, hiking and biking opportunities with spectacular views, especially during the fall foliage.

Historic buildings on Main and Church Streets grace Taylor Park, one of Vermont’s largest downtown greens, where community events are held throughout the year. In the spring, visitors can experience 40 years of tradition and fun at the Vermont Maple Festival. Come summertime, local bands and artists step up to perform in the gazebo. The St. Albans Raid, the Age of Rail, and more can be explored at the St. Albans Historical Museum.

Whether downtown St. Albans is your destination or just a stop along the way as you explore the farms and rural centers of Franklin County, you can be sure to find something worthwhile around every corner.

For more information, visit St. Albans for the Future or call (802) 524-1500.

St. Albans is accessible by train on Amtrak's Vermonter line, which now offers carry-on bike service. Click here to see local travel details and amenities that support a car-free vacation for train travelers.

Exploring St. Albans? Take in the city’s best: 

Taylor Park 

St. Albans Museum 

Kamp Kill Kare State Park 

Burton Island State Park

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St. Albans is home to delicious local food, quirky coffee shops, unique businesses to stop and explore, and a historic, walkable downtown rich with notable architecture and the spirit of togetherness.