Vermont Department of Tourism,
National Life Building, 6th Floor, Drawer 20, Montpelier VT 05620-0501; 802-828-3237;
800-VERMONT; Email: email@example.com.
Vermont Chamber of Commerce, P O Box 37, Montpelier VT 05601-0037; 802-223-3443; Fax: 802-223-4257.
State Animal: Morgan horse
State Beverage: milk
State Bird: hermit thrush
State Butterfly: monarch butterfly
State Coat of Arms:
State Cold Water Fish: brook trout
State Warm Water Fish: walleye pike
State Flower: red clover
State Fossil: white whale
State Fruit: apple
State Gem: grossular garnet
State Insect: honeybee
State Mineral: talc
State Motto: Freedom and Unity
State Nickname: Green Mountain State
State Pie: apple pie
State Rocks: marble, granite, and slate
State Slogan: North to the Future
State Soil: tunbridge soil series
State Song: Hail Vermont or These Green Mountains
State Tree: sugar maple
Westminster, Vermont — On January 17,
1777 Vermont was declared an independent republic at a meeting held here.
Windsor, Vermont — Vermont's
Constitutional Convention adopted Vermont's constitution at a tavern here in
1777. Early meeting place for the Vermont legislature.
Old Constitution House, 16 N. Main Street, Windsor, Vermont 05089;
802-672-3773. Web:http://www.historicvermont.org/ constitution/constitution.html.
From 1777 until 1807, Vermont's General Assembly met 46 times in 14 different towns.
Montpelier, Vermont — Current state capital since 1805.
Vermont State House, 115 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont; 802-828-2228.
A picture of the first state house is below:
Hail, Vermont; Moonlight in Vermont.