Vergennes, Vermont 05491
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Vergennes, Vermont is the oldest city in Vermont and the third-oldest incorporated city in the United States, being succeeded by Hartford and New Haven, Connecticut. Vergennes is the smallest city in Vermont and one of the smallest cities in the US with only 2,588 residents and just 2.0 square miles in size. The Vergennes city motto is “Little City on the Falls”. The Falls refer to the falls on Otter Creek. Vergennes is a popular Vermont vacation destination. The historic Strong House Inn and, The Basin Harbor Club – a Vermont resort is located in Vergennes.
At the base of Main Street are the forty-foot Otter Creek Falls that generated the wealth which provided the basis for the growth of the area. The Falls’ basin is 7 miles inland from Lake Champlain and forms the only inland port in the state. Today, the City of Vergennes provides water and power hook-ups free of charge to all boating visitors. The city recreation park located at the Falls provides a picnic area, and fishing from the docks is fun for folks of all ages.
Points of interest in Vergennes include the Vergennes Opera House built in 1897, the Rokeby Museum – a well preserved 1790’s home on the Underground Railroad, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum featuring naval exhibits and working displays of boat builders, the Bixby Memorial Library – a fine example of 1911 Greek Revival architecture, and the picturesque Grand Lady of Vergennes – an exquisite example of 1870’s architecture.
Vergennes is home to BF Goodrich Aerospace Aircraft Integrated Systems, Simmonds Precision Products, and Super Valu Bakery. Vergennes is also home to the Basin Harbor Airport. An annual Memorial Day Parade takes place in Vergennes, VT.
Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street, Vergennes, VT 05491 | 802-877-3337
The Strong House Inn is located in the heart of the Champlain Valley. This historical Inn has 14 individually decorated guestrooms, on five acres of gardens and trees with classic New England architecture and the comfort and luxury of a modern day Inn. The Inn is a perfect location for weddings, receptions, and rehearsal dinners and meetings for up to 50 people. Join us for Quilting in Vermont, the ultimate setting for quilters to reignite their creative passion and be spoiled in the process. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a foodie experience, or a once in a lifetime event - an adventure is waiting for you!
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Vergennes Town Offices: 802-877-3637