Bennington, Vermont is open for business! The state of Vermont is well along in its phased restart of the economy – with health and safety precautions in place to continue to suppress the spread of COVID-19. We are fortunate to be located where there is plenty of fresh air and open space to ease reopening. For current information on COVID-19 in Vermont, please visit healthvermont.gov/covid19.

Local retail shops and service establishments are welcoming customers with restrictions in place, including occupancy limits and a requirement that employees and customers wear masks.

Inns, hotels, and other lodging can welcome out-of-state guests, with restrictions. Please contact our local businesses directly for more information.

Bennington Restaurants are open for on-premise dining with safe distancing in place; many offer outdoor patio dining. Most continue to offer curbside takeout orders. Advance reservations are recommended. For further information (subject to change), please refer to the individual restaurant listings on this website.

Vermont State Parks are open. Please check out the Recreation section of this website for further information about local state parks and other beautiful venues where you can enjoy Vermont’s scenic outdoors.

Our popular and iconic Bennington Museum has re-opened with a number of safety protocols in place for visitor safety. Please visit https://benningtonmuseum.org/visit/ for details.

Bennington, Vermont: It’s all here!

History, colleges, cafés, world-class golf, an acclaimed healthcare center. Mountains, museums, innovative industries, and a vibrant arts scene. The view from the 306-foot-tall Bennington Monument, built to commemorate the Patriot victory at the Battle of Bennington. A lively downtown, home of Bennington Potters and other one-of-a-kind enterprises. The classic New England villages of Old Bennington, home of Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys, and North Bennington (one-way traffic on covered bridges, please!) Distinctive places to stay, to eat — and to get married. Bennington has it all!

Modern-day Bennington is teeming with outdoor enthusiasts, history buffs, budding entrepreneurs, and free-spirited artists — all coming together to fashion a lively community.

The SMU National Center for Arts Research has consistently hailed Bennington in its top-ten most vibrant arts communities. This is an honor we wear proudly as their Arts Vibrancy Index tracks more than 900 communities in the U.S.

And Yankee Magazine gets us too.

“Bennington, a jumble of artsy shops and cafés that have a jittery beat-poet buzz, spiced up with some highly regarded museums”

Yankee Magazine

But don’t take their word for it. Start your next Vermont vacation right here in Bennington. Hope to see you soon.

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