Present-day downtown Rutland City has several buildings and sites with direct ties to the Civil War and its participants. Some of these sites are pre-Civil War, and reflect ways in which Rutland contributed to the war effort: e.g. media (Rutland Herald), travel (Rutland Railroad), hospitality (Bardwell House), organization and training (Rutland Fairgrounds). Others are directly tied to prominent Rutlanders who made significant contributions to the war effort, and returned to Rutland to build the city, and lead successful and productive lives.

Rutland is just one stop on the Vermont in the Civil War Heritage Trail. Read more about it here.

The following link takes you to a map of the Downtown Rutland tour, with numbered stops:

Downtown Rutland Civil War Heritage Trail Map

These next links take you to descriptions of each of the numbered stops:

To learn more about Rutland during the Civil War:

Quarterlies: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Historically Speaking episodes: 15, 16, 71, 120, 129, 144.