Winooski History

Winooski has a rich and fascinating history that dates back before our status as a City (obtained on March 7th, 1922)! For more information on the history of Winooski, please visit the Winooski Historical Society or the Heritage Mill Museum located within the Champlain Mill at 20 Winooski Falls Way. For more information please call 802-355-9937 to speak with the someone at the museum.

Purchase “Images of America: Winooski” by the Winooski Historical Society’s Al Blondin and Anastasia Pratt at Winooski City Hall (27 W. Allen St. Winooski VT 05404).

A copy of Dan Higgins’ “Vacancy, Art & Transformation” can also be purchased at LULU.COM


This little town located on the Winooski Falls, was once almost encapsulated by a Buckminster Fuller-inspired dome! Today, the walkable historic mill town welcomes guests year round at 15 great restaurants, bars, and breweries in a uniquely Vermont urban experience.

Visit Four Quarters Brewing Company to taste their latest creation or the Beverage Warehouse for your Heady Topper! Sample classic Italian food at Papa Franks, sit by the river at Waterworks, enjoy local cuisine at Misery Loves Company, or let the talented baristas at Scout and Company make you coffee you won’t soon forget. If it’s night life you are after, check out OAK45, Mulebar, and Monkeyhouse. Or simply sit on the patio at Mckees and pop next store to Sloane Mercantile for your vintage gear or to Birdfolk Collective for local artisan crafts.

Winooski is home to one of the most exciting music festivals Waking Windows, regular Sundayfarmers market, andWolfsgart Airout,the Northeast’s “premium quality” automotive show, airout and cruise! We also honor our history in a day long celebration, The French Heritage Festival.

The Mill Museum and Winooski Historical Society bring the rich history of Winooski to life. And while there, exit onto the riverwalk leading to the nature preserve where egrets, herons, and bald eagles entertain the fisherman.

Bring your dog to play in one of the great parks. Put your kayak in the river. Shop at for vintage clothes, crafts, and books. Or come and sit by the river and enjoy a meal. It’s all here in Winooski!

Experience urban Vermont hospitality, and learn more at Downtown Winooski.

Winooski , VT, offers a bevy of can’t-miss things to do, from attending special events, to getting involved in the arts and learning about local history; to dining at independent restaurants and staying active at area parks. Check out the following articles to get an inside look at how Winooski , VT, will keep you entertained.


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