Downtown White River Junction White River Junction was the first and largest railroad center in Vermont and New England north of Boston. Its downtown reflects the urban architecture of the late 1800's and early 1900's and has been designated a National Historic District. A walking tour brochure is available.
The centers of commercial, cultural and government activity are here. Major employers include a Veterans Administration Hospital affiliated with the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the U.S. Postal Service, Verizon, the State of Vermont, UPS, and a wide range of businesses and retail establishments. (See http://www.hartford-vermont.org for more business information.)
Among cultural offerings in White River Junction are Northern Stage, a professional theater company, White River Indie Films, and numerous art galleries, museums and eateries.
There is a State of Vermont Visitors Center at the Railroad Station downtown and a fine park at the confluence of the White & Connecticut Rivers.
White River Junction is recognized by the State of Vermont as a Designated Downtown, and is a National Preserve America Community.