There’s Only One Remaining Train Station Like This In All Of Vermont And It’s Magnificent
Vermont has history tucked away in each and every corner but sometimes you can find it in plain sight. The Waterbury Train Station is a historical treasure and a piece of architectural beauty. This depot has been recently restored, so if you haven’t been to this gem in the past decade, now is the perfect time for a visit.
The Waterbury Train Station (sometimes called the Waterbury-Stowe Station) was built in 1875. Can you imagine the thousands of passengers over the years that have passed through this station on their way from here to there?
For the first half of the 20th century, the station shone brightly at the center of the town square. But in later years, it began to deteriorate and lose many of its magnificent architectural details.
From 1997 until 2006, the restoration of the railroad station back to its original glory was planned and executed. The Italianate Victorian ornamentation was restored including the bell-shaped cupola on top of the central tower.
The interior of the station was also renovated revealing the gorgeous 18-foot tall original vaulted ceiling. A community room has historical and tourism information while Green Mountain Coffee has leased much of the space to service travelers.
The station currently serves two Amtrak trains that rumble down the tracks each day bringing passengers to the crossroads of Vermont.
Great efforts have been made to preserve and restore the Waterbury Train Station to its original state and this gem of the Green Mountain state is definitely worthy of a visit.
You can find this historic depot at US Highway 2 & Park Row, Waterbury, VT 05676. To learn more about the Green Mountain Coffee Visitors Center at the station click
Have you ever taken a trip out of the Waterbury Train Station? If you are a real train enthusiast then you should plan a visit to this
railroad-themed eatery where you can dine in an actual caboose!
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