Resources

Vermont Archaeology Heritage Center

VAHC, with the primary center located in Barre, serves as the central warehouse for artifacts and archives of Vermont’s past. The center is open to the public to explore our 13,000 years of history through exhibits, workshops, and lectures.

Planning for Preservation

Historic preservation does not happen by chance, it requires the proper planning, foresight, and education to ensure the protection of Vermont’s historic resources. Effective preservation involves partners and the concerted involvement of many individuals and organizations. With a broad-based effort, thousands of historic resources can endure as landmarks to narrate this brave little state’s distinct sense of place. 

Roadside Historic Markers

2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Burlington
Unveiled in 1947 by the Vermont Legislature, the Roadside Historic Site Marker program has proven an effective way to commemorate Vermont’s many people, events, and places of regional, statewide, or national significance. Over 250 cast-aluminum green markers, crested with the distinctive gold state seal, are placed throughout Vermont to provide a fascinating glimpse into the past and insights into the present.

Barn Census

ACCESS THE VERMONT BARN CENSUS DATABASE

Barn in Ferrisburg, VT
Barn in Ferrisburg, VT
How many barns are in Vermont? In what kind of condition are they? Are significant numbers lost each year? What can be done to preserve these icons of our history and landscape?

State Register of Historic Places

Cootey Building, Rutland
Cootey Building, Rutland
The Vermont State Register of Historic Places is the state’s official list of historic properties significant to the history of the Green Mountain state. Established in 1979 and administered by the Division for Historic Preservation, the Vermont State Register is an essential tool for the evaluation and protect Vermont’s historic and archeological resources.

Historic Sites and Structures Survey [HSSS]

Lacasse Farm, Williston
Lacasse Farm, Williston
Surveying Vermont’s historic resources is the foundation of our preservation program. Statewide survey began in earnest in 1967 and strengthened by the Vermont Historic Preservation Act of 1975. During this time, more than 30,000 historical, architectural and archaeological properties have been recorded and added to the state’s inventory of historic sites; the Historic Sites and Structures Survey (HSSS).

National Register of Historic Places

Rockingham Meetinghouse, Rockingham, VT
Rockingham Meetinghouse, Rockingham, VT
The National Register of Historic Places, established in 1966 by the National Historic Preservation Act and managed by the National Park Service, is the official list of buildings, structures, sites, objects, and districts that embody the historical and cultural foundations of our country.

Identifying Historic Resources

Vermont's historic resources include buildings, structures, landscapes, and archaeological sites, both on land and underwater. If you want to know the historic status of your property or learn about the history of your community, please use our Online Resource Center.

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