Discover St. Johnsbury, Vermont

The Heart of the Northeast Kingdom

Community Event Calendar

Did you know that St. Johnsbury is home to Vermont's only planetarium, an independent movie theater, and a wide variety of other educational and entertainment opportunities? View the Calendar to see what is happening in the area.

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Year-round outdoor recreation is part of the fabric of St. Johnsbury! There is no shortage of ways to explore all throughout the year. If you’re looking for indoor activities, you’ll find films, galleries, coffee shops and more. With a full calendar of workshops and performances, there is always something new to try.


St. Johnsbury has the kind of accommodations that will make your stay in the Northeast Kingdom comfortable and relaxing. Our pet-friendly hotels deliver the accoutrements needed for all types of travelers while our charming inn and B&Bs let you get away from it all.

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Whether you are looking for a quick snack or a sit down meal, you will not go hungry here in St. Johnsbury. From comfort food to farm-to-table experiences, St. Johnsbury area restaurants will make your mouth water.

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From the eclectic to the practical, St. Johnsbury provides a wide variety of shopping options throughout our historic downtown and the surrounding area. Take some time to discover our unique shopping experience and take some treasures home with you.

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Take a relaxing stroll around town, explore our galleries and museums, take your dog for a hike at Dog Mountain, or take a cruise on the rail trail. St. Johnsbury has plenty to explore.

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Arts & Culture

St. Johnsbury is home to four dynamic  destinations where the arts are alive every day. These organizations have come together to create an active arts and culture alliance, and to define a campus for public arts on historic Main Street and Eastern Avenue in the heart of St. Johnsbury!

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It Takes a Village

Our success means a more vibrant community, and we welcome your participation! Join a committee or come to a meeting to learn how your skills and expertise can build safe and vibrant neighborhoods. Call us to find out more about contributing your time and energy to make your community stronger, healthier, and more beautiful. Click here to get involved!

Live in St. Johnsbury

St. Johnsbury is a perfect balance of small-town community and big-city inspiration. Classic Victorian charm mixes with vibrant contemporary arts. It’s a place where families and friends can experience rugged outdoor adventure and world-class culture. Rivers and trains connect outstanding architecture with innovation and education. It’s your gateway to Vermont’s astounding Northeast Kingdom. St. Johnsbury’s galleries, performances venues, centers for worship, and schools offer the best in education and inspiration.

Finding Your Home in St. Johnsbury

From historic Main St. homes to owning your own farm, St. Johnsbury provides a wide variety of opportunities for home ownership, and we have the real-estate professionals you need to find your place here in the Northeast Kingdom.

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The Schools of St. Johnsbury

St. Johnsbury provides a wide variety of educational opportunities including public and private institutions that will meet the needs of any student.

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Start Your Business In St. Johnsbury

The Chamber and other local resources can help you connect with assistance to write your business plan, secure financing, find the right space and market your endeavor. Contact the Chamber for more information.

Business Resources

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in St. Johnsbury

St. Johnsbury boasts many civic and community organizations. You will find a place to participate in your local community.

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Our Dedication to St. Johnsbury

About the St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce

The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce stimulates and promotes the vitality of St. Johnsbury’s cultural, commercial, and community resources. As a Chamber of Commerce, a Designated Downtown organization, and part of the National Main Street Program, we combine the economic and commercial goals of a Chamber with the structure of a Designated Downtown organization. This powerful partnership helps us serve the people and businesses of St. Johnsbury efficiently and effectively.

St. Johnsbury Welcome Center

We make sure that visitors who come to St. Johnsbury’s historic Welcome Center receive a warm and informed message about where to stay, eat, shop and play. We’re constantly working behind-the-scenes to build stronger connections between St. Johnsbury’s Town Offices, Select Board, and our business community. Our goals are to make it easier for businesses to thrive, to give residents reasons to love where they live, and to greet guests with the help they need to discover what’s great about St. J.

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Committees & Community Action

The Chamber drives community action through several committees and direct community action including marketing, design, and economic development. These committees are made of volunteers from the local community that are committed to making St. Johnsbury a great place to visit and a lasting place to live.

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Downtown Designation

The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce secured our Designated Downtown status through Vermont’s Downtown Program, part of the state Agency of Commerce and Community Development.

Vermont’s Downtown Program is part of the national Main Street program. The program supports local revitalization efforts across the state by providing technical assistance and state funding to help designated municipalities build strong communities.

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Volunteer with Us!

There are so many ways to join ongoing efforts to strengthen the fabric of our community. Volunteers are always needed for special events, at our Welcome Center, and on our street team.

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Your Kind of Town: St. Johnsbury, Vermont

In 2006, the town was named "Best Small Town" in National Geographic Adventure's "Where to live and play" feature.

"Three hours north of Boston, "St. J" (as it's known to residents) is an old New England original with late 19th-century Victorian homes, a Main Street, and hardly a drop of sprawl. An active effort is under way to lure newcomers; the entire Northeast Kingdom region has development programs for small-business entrepreneurs—an important part of the local economy. These innovative initiatives, including a tax credit for those who renovate historic homes, offer clues to the type of person who might want to move here: civic-minded, self-motivated, slightly utopian."

St. J & The NEK

When you talk with someone in town, you might hear us talk about St. J and the NEK. St. J is our local shorthand for St. Johnsbury and the NEK stands for the "Northeast Kingdom," the three-county region in Vermont's northeast corner. The term "Northeast Kingdom" is attributed to George D. Aiken, former Governor of Vermont and a U.S. senator, who first used the term in a 1949 speech. St. Johnsbury is proud to be the heart of this pristine area, and we hope you'll feel at home here.

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