Middlebury, Vermont 05753
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Welcome to Middlebury, Vermont. Middlebury, Vermont is a historic, cultural, and educational center and a popular Vermont vacation destination. Middlebury lodging favorites include Middlebury Inn, Swift House Inn, and in East Middlebury Waybury Inn.
History of Middlebury
Located in the Champlain Valley, Middlebury is in the center of Addison County. Middlebury, Vermont was granted a charter by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth in the name of King George III on November 2, 1761, after a successful campaign by the Colonial British Army to drive the French Army and settlers out of the Lake Champlain region. The first white settlers in Middlebury arrived in 1766.
The town’s first log cabin was built in 1773 by Benjamin Smalley at the mouth of the Middlebury River. Town Fathers, Gamaliel Painter, and John Chipman were the first to arrive and settle here. Early settlers of the Middlebury worked in the marble quarries and built mills, shops, homes, and churches in the area around Otter Creek Falls.
Middlebury Inn, 14 Courthouse Square, Middlebury, VT 05753 | 802-388-4961
With 71 guest rooms, the Middlebury Inn offers the perfect blend of modern comfort and classic historic charm. Welcoming travelers since 1827, the inn now has all of the amenities of a full service hotel, including fine dining, a pub, and meeting and banquet space to accommodate your Vermont wedding. Located between Burlington and Rutland and convenient to many Vermont attractions, this inn is perfect for that pampered fresh-air getaway, family reunion or professional retreat.
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Middlebury has long been a leader of invention, agriculture, education, and business. Middlebury is the site of many firsts, such as Vermont’s marble industry, the first institution of higher learning for women, the first community-founded college, the first chartered village museum, and the first state symphony orchestra. In 1814, famous educator Emma Willard established the first American college for women in Middlebury. Middlebury is the home of the first Morgan horse – Justin Morgan, and of the inventor John Deere, whose famous invention was “the plow that broke the plains.” Some of the most impressive homes and country inns in Vermont are located in Middlebury, where you will see fine examples of early American architecture.
Today, Middlebury is a thriving community nestled between Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains. The town is home to many fine dining and lodging establishments, retail stores, and businesses. Middlebury area attractions and businesses include; The Frog Hollow Craft Center, Middlebury College Center for the Arts, UVM Morgan Horse Farm, The Champlain Valley Weekender, Otter Creek Brewery, Woody Jackson Vermont Store, the historic Henry Sheldon Museum, and the nearby Lake Champlain Maritime Museum. Middlebury is also home to the Addison County Independent weekly newspaper and the Middlebury State Airport.
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Middlebury Town Offices: 802-388-8100