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The fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown) has accumulated some tales in its 200+ years as an institution of higher ed. Join us while professor emeritus William Averyt brings that history to life. The tour is approximately 90-minutes and focuses on the people, places and history of UVM. This tour is for anyone hoping to get to know another side of UVM. Read detailed tour coverage from The Boston Globe and Vermont Public Radio.

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An old rendering of Old Mill

Why take the historic tour?

Because there's so much history here. And these walls will talk. Did you know that ...

  • More than a dozen UVM buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places: Billings Library, designed by the renowned architect H.H. Richardson; and the Old Mill building, whose cornerstone was laid by the Marquis de Lafayette.
  • UVM founder Ira Allen was a Revolutionary War hero, statesman and aggressive real estate speculator.
  • UVM’s third president, James Marsh, was a transcendentalist who inspired Emerson and Thoreau and created the modern university curriculum.

Register for the historic walking tour

When: Every Saturday starting July 5, 2014 through October 11 (no tour Sept 13). Tours begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately two hours.

Location: Tours meet at the statue of Ira Allen on the UVM Green just south of the large fountain at the center of the green.

Download a map of the tour (PDF): Please bring the map with you on the tour.

Parking: Free parking is available in the visitors parking lot on College Street in the block between Prospect and Williams streets.

To register: Fill out a short online registration form.

Info line: Call (802) 656-8673.