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High Atop the Golden Dome, Overlooking Montpelier

The Vermont state capital building is solid and simple in form, built from local granite. Elegant... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Montpelier, Vermont
Ceres on Top of the Vermont State House

You can't miss seeing this statue. If the gold plated dome of the State House is in view, so is... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2017
Alexandria, Virginia
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Statue of the Roman goddess of agriculture stands atop the dome of the Capitol.
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Vermont state capital building is solid and simple in form, built from local granite. Elegant in its simplicity, but topped with a gold dome and a statue of Ceres, the god of agriculture. The original(s) statue of Ceres was hand carved out of wood...More

Thank MontpelierGuy
Reviewed 19 February 2017

You can't miss seeing this statue. If the gold plated dome of the State House is in view, so is Ceres! It's lovely and overlook the beautiful city of Montpelier.

1  Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 5 February 2017

You will find her looking down at you from atop the State Capitol. Great tour, and free. Visit after session is over in May. You will notice, the only State Capitol without a McDonalds!

Thank Maui-Honu
Reviewed 13 September 2016

"Ceres, the goddess of agriculture. Ceres was the Roman goddess of agriculture, grain, and the love a mother bears for her child. She was the daughter of Saturn and Ops, the sister of Jupiter, and the mother of Proserpine." It makes Vermonters proud that we...More

Thank StephenMcArthur
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Ceres is perched atop the Statehouse dome in Montpelier, Vermont's capitol city. As you drive into Montpelier, you can't miss her. Ceres is the (Greek?) goddess of agriculture, and a famous landmark in Vermont. Appropriate for such a rural state. Locals get a kick out...More

Thank KayTee9
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

She sits atop the Capitol dome in this agricultural state. And that is not a crown on her head: it is spikes to help keep birds away. Bring binoculars.

Thank Film G
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Ceres is the goddess of Agriculture who stands atop the State Capitol Dome. I've been fortunate enough to have had a private tour (due to a charitable auction). I've stood at her feet. You don't need to get that close to enjoy her. Also, visit...More

1  Thank MaggieMaeBear
Reviewed 31 December 2013 via mobile

The Capitol is an attraction, and this statue is something to look at when you visit the capitol. It's not clear why this gets its own entry.

Thank Kairn K
Reviewed 30 October 2013

...as you enter the Capitol grounds. What looks like a crown is spikes to keep pigeons off her head. My 200mm lens could get a decent picture of her, if you want a good close-up bring the doubler.

1  Thank Michael R
Reviewed 29 July 2013

The statue on top of the Vermont State House, often referred to as Ceres, is actually named Agriculture. The original statue was carved by Larkin Mead but the current wooden lady was a replacement made by Dwight Dwinell, Sgt. at Arms of the State House,...More

Thank MimiandPT
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