America's Historic Towns and Oldest Places
Woodstock, Vermont (estimated population of 860) was first chartered in 1761. It became the shire town, or county seat, twenty-five years later in 1786. As a shire town with the county's courthouse and jail, Woodstock attracted a host of professional people and entrepreneurs. Within a short period of time, Woodstock became a commercial and manufacturing center with shops and mills that produced everything from woolen products to linseed oil. Today, Woodstock continues to honor its heritage in artisan culture and tourism, celebrating its historic American charm, outdoor recreation, boutique shopping, farm-fresh dining, and a thriving community of artists, makers, and local tradespeople with those who are inspired to discover the wonderful treasures of Woodstock, Vermont. Tour Main Street and learn about ghosts of the past and the history of our quaint town. Informational tours let you in on old Woodstock folklore secrets and mystery. Woodstock is often listed as a top spot for Christmas season getaways. You'll find a parade of horses and buggies, carolers, and all of the historic homes and farms.