The Soldiers Lot at Green Mount Cemetery in Montpelier, VT

“One of the smallest parcels of land maintained by the Department of Veterans Affairs is located in Montpelier, the capital of the state of Vermont.  In 1865, Montpelier’s citizens donated a 450-square-foot lot in Green Mount Cemetery to the U.S. government for use as a soldiers’ lot for the burial of Union troops. The remains of eight Union soldiers lie in the lot on the cemetery’s western edge. 

The city of Montpelier owns the cemetery.  The Department of Veterans Affairs owns and maintains the soldiers’ lot.

The Green Mount Cemetery Soldier’s Lot is located at 250 State St. in Montpelier, VT, within Green Mount Cemetery.  Massachusetts National Cemetery oversees the soldiers’ lot; its administrative office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.  The office is closed on all Federal holidays except for Memorial Day.  For more information about the soldiers’ lot, please contact the Massachusetts National Cemetery office at 508-563-7113, or see the Department of Veterans Affairs website. 

Municipally owned Green Mount Cemetery is open for visitation daily from sunrise to sunset. Maps for self-guided tours are available in the cemetery’s office. While visiting, be mindful that our national cemeteries and soldiers’ lots are hallowed ground, and be respectful to all of our nation’s fallen soldiers and their families.  Additional cemetery policies may be posted on site.”-

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