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Vermont Vacation Basic Facts

Vermont Department of Tourism,
National Life Building, 6th Floor, Drawer 20, Montpelier VT 05620-0501; 802-828-3237;
800-VERMONT; Email:

Vermont Chamber of Commerce, P O Box 37, Montpelier VT 05601-0037; 802-223-3443; Fax: 802-223-4257. Email:

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 Quarter:

State Rocks: marble, granite, and slate

State Seal:

State Slogan: North to the Future

State Soil: tunbridge soil series

State Song: Hail Vermont or These Green Mountains

State Tree: sugar maple

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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: 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.

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