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Vergennes – Vermont’s Oldest City
Vergennes was established in 1788 and is the third oldest city in the United States and Vermont’s oldest city. Only Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut are older than Vergennes, Vermont. Vegennes covers approximately 1200 acres of land and is home to over 2,000 people. Vergennes is located in Addison County, 25 miles south of Burlington; 12 miles north of Middlebury on Route 22A.
Vergennes played an important role in history because Otter Creek, which flows through Vergennes, is navigable into Lake Champlain.
The city features the Historic Vergennes Opera House, which has weekly events involving the community and special guests, bands, singers, politicians and theater groups. The opera house was built in 1897 and fell into a state of disrepair and closed its doors in the 1970’s. It then sat empty for over twenty years but since this time it has been restored. It is now the cultural centerpiece of this community.
Vacation in Vermont
Our Vermont accomodations include a wide range of prices and styles including waterfront cottages, bed and breakfasts, ski resort condos, chalets, cabins, farmhouses and luxury vacation homes. Stay in a quaint bed and breakfast nestled in the mountain or on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Vermont inns are known for their hospitality and historic touches. Plan your vacation today and take advantage of the shores and the mountains in the Green Mountain State!