Bennington Travel Guide

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Bennington Things to Do

  • COVERED BRIDGES

    There are three covered bridges (maybe more, but we found three) in town. Here are some photos of them.

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  • BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT

    The tallest man-made structure in the state of Vermont at 306 feet (93 m) high, the limestone obelisk BENNINGTON BATTLE MONUMENT pays tribute to the Green Mountain Boys and commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the Revolutionary War (August 17, 1777). The Monument's cornerstone was laid in 1887 and completed in November 1889.The Observatory...

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  • BENNINGTON VISITOR CENTER

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012One of the first things we did when we stopped in Bennington, was to visit the BENNINGTON VISITOR CENTER. Got lots of brochures and information about the area. I also asked the young lady about our route plan for Vermont. She had a great other opinion on what way to take to northern Vermont. She had us going north on 7a,...

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  • Park-McCullough House

    The Park-McCullough House, a thirty-five room Victorian Mansion, was completed in 1865 for Trenor and Laura Park. Trenor Park, a Bennington lawyer, had made a fortune in California successfully managing John C. Fremont's Mariposa gold mines. Returning East, he commissioned architects Diaper and Dudley to design this "summer home," a classic example...

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  • Robert Frost's Homestead

    Robert Frost's home in the 1920s, where he wrote "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening", on a hot June morning. The small museum features educational exhibits on the poet's personal and literary history and the woodcuts of Frost's illustrator, J.J. Lankes. The dining room, where "Stopping by Woods" was written, is totally devoted to the poem. The...

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  • Old First Church & Bennington Cemetery

    The oldest church in Vermont, built in 1805. The adjacent cemetery dates from Bennington's earliest days and contains the graves of Robert Frost and Revolutionary figures

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  • Covered bridges & museum

    We started at the Covered bridge museum & followed a map through three covered bridges nearby. We passed through 3/5 Bennington County single lane, Town Lattice type of covered bridges. These bridges were covered to keep the wood dry and thereby avoid rot. This became the trend in 1805 when a bridge designed by Timothy Palmer, an architect proved...

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  • Bennington Monument

    This monument is a dedication to the famous Battle of Bennington that took place during the Revolutionary war in 1777. It was at this location the American colonists maintained a store of weapons and food, which British General Burgoyne knew was critical to capture in order to restock his own troops.

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  • Covered Bridges

    The Bridges we saw were the Henry Bridge and the Paper Mill Bridge. Both span the Walloomsac River. They had similar designs and were painted red. Apparently most covered bridges in this area were painted red since the pigment was inexpensive in the time of the original construction. These two particular bridges had been reconstructed. You can...

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Bennington Hotels

  • Hampton Inn Bennington, Vt

    51 Hannaford Square, Bennington, VT, 05201

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Best Western New Englander Motor Inn

    220 Northside Dr, Bennington, Vermont, 05201-1723, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Paradise Inn

    141 W Main St, Bennington, Vermont, 05201, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

Bennington Restaurants

  • Great Coffee in Town

    Friendly coffee house in downtown Bennington. We usually stop here early evening and and have a good coffee and baked good before we continue our trip. We recently stopped by for a late lunch on our way home. I enjoyed the Curry Chicken Salad Wrap and a cup of the soup of the day.

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  • Disappointment

    Charming little Cafe in the middle of no where; we were getting hungry and we were the only ones here. We ordered a burger and cup of soup. The burger came with chips and we drank water. The soup and burger were pretty disappointing, fast food would have been an improvement. The bill with tax and tip was $17.00.

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  • Good Irish Style Pub

    Friendly service. When I asked why there was Chicken curry soup on the menu in an Irish pub, I was quickly offered a sample. They have 8 kinds of beer on tap including Magic Hat and Long Trail. Our party of 4 had lunch for $52.00 plus tip. This place would be good for families with young kids as the bar area is separated by a glass wall. Be sure...

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Bennington Nightlife

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    by rmdw Written Aug 31, 2003

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    Bennington is not a big place but has two movie cinemas with a total of 10 screens.

    The night we were there we went to see "Freaky Friday" at the Movieplex 3. It turned out to be one of those older theaters that had been artificially divided in multiple screens.

    To our great surprise we were the only ones there! The picture and sound quality were perfectly fine.

    An entire theater all to ourselves!
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Bennington Favorites

  • ROBERT FROST GRAVE

    An American poet, ROBERT LEE FROST (March 26, 1874 to January 29, 1963), was one of the most popular and respected poets of his generation.Received four Pullitzer prizes for poetry.He and his family are buried in Old Church Cemetery "Vermont's Sacred Age"

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  • OLD FIRST CHURCH

    The First Congregational Church of Bennington, is also known affectionately as the OLD FIRST CHURCH. Located on Monument Avenue, the Church was the first thing we saw when we arrived in the town of Bennington. Of course it was raining, but we still got out of the van to take some pics. The congregation organized in 1762 and the current structure...

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  • SACRED HEART ST. FRANCES DE SALES CHURCH

    Located on 238 West Main Street, the SACRED HEART ST. FRANCES DE SALES CHURCH was the first Roman Catholic Church in southern Vermont.

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