Downtown Barre

Interest And Attractions

And A Taste Of Modern Rural Life

Home to Vermont's historic state house where landmark legislation has created change across the nation. Vermont has long been known for its progressive nature and in Central Vermont, you will find the epicenter of that change.

The Granite Industry has played a significant role in Central Vermont's history and you will see many examples of its impact, from stately buildings to exquisite public and memorial sculpture. Today, the manufacture of granite has become an industry on the cutting edge of technology. Don't forget to visit  Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream and the natural wonder of Quechee Gorge.

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Events Calendar

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Vermont Culinary Experiences

Vermont’s scenic roadways lead to delicious, local cuisine by artisan chefs, creative food companies and passionate farmers.This six-day itinerary offers a sumptuous smorgasbord of Vermont agrarian and food experiences. Hungry for more? More Vermont culinary tours are at DIGINVT.COM.

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Artist Studio Tours

Vermont is home to an impressive number of highly talented artists and craftspeople who open their studios to welcome visitors for conversation, demonstrations, browsing and sales. Learn more:  Putney Craft Tour, Rock River Artists Open Studio Tour, and  Vermont Open Studio Weekend