Secrets of Mount Philo

Secrets of Mount Philo book coverMount Philo State Park is Vermont’s oldest state park, and one of its most popular. What many don’t realize is that the mountain’s history is every bit as remarkable as its natural beauty: It is the landscape history of Vermont (and much of the Northeast) in miniature.

Secrets of Mount Philo guides you to more than 30 historic sites in the park, detailing what’s there and placing it within the context of the park’s, state’s, and region’s landscape history. An essential guide to throw in your backpack whether you’re new to the park or know it like the back of your hand. Surprises (and fun) lie in store!

Paperback, 2018. $19.95.

Purchase the book from the Vermont Historical Society online store, from, at our museum stores in Montpelier or Barre, or at select booksellers in Vermont. 

Press Coverage

This Place in History: Mount Philo (video)
VPR Commentary by Tom Slayton
Seven Days article (10/31/2018)
Vermont History review (Winter/Spring 2019)

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