Alburgh's Atlas Missile Silo

Location: Alburgh
Tag(s): Industry
Historical Category: Military History
Video Date: 1/20/23

If you were driving through northern Vermont at the height of the Cold War, you might have seen a major component of the United States' nuclear deterrence strategy: a tall, silver rocket tipped with a nuclear bomb.

Alburgh, Vermont was home to a missile silo housing an Atlas F rocket between 1961 and 1965, part of a network of silos controlled by the Plattsburgh Air Force Base. Another such silo was located in Swanton, Vermont.


This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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