Montpelier is home to the Vermont State House built in 1833. With less than 8,000 people, it is the smallest state capital city. This row of tulips leads to the Doric portico and columns, bronze-like doors and Greek Revival granite walls that resemble the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens. On top of the wood and copper dome that’s gilded with gold is the Roman goddess of Agriculture named Ceres. The surrounding park and wooded hill provide a serene setting for the state’s legislators. Vermont became the 14th state on March 4, 1791.