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Rich in culture. Steeped in history.  Abounding with outdoor recreation.

The spirits of Norman Rockwell, Shirley Jackson and Robert Frost waltz around you while the iconic paintings of Grandma Moses fill a schoolhouse — just waiting for you to explore.  A 306-foot high monument stands high on a hill, paying tribute to the real-life heroes of the American Revolutionary War: Ethan Allan, General Stark and the Green Mountain Boys.

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

Next BIG Events

Restaurant Week -November 4 – November 8, 2019

Wonderful food and incredible deals at 17 restaurants throughout the county.  Reservations are highly recommended. You might just need to stay the week to have time to try them all! 

Home for the Holidays – Annual December Events

Tree lightings, brunch with Santa, Bennington Museum’s Festival Day and so much more. View a full list of the cheeriest  reasons to visit Bennington, Vermont in December.  Photo by Lorianna Weathers Photography for the Bennington Area Chamber…

Winterfest Penguin Plunge – January 25, 2020

Lake Paran, Houghton Lane
North Bennington, Vermont 05257

The idyllic Vermont Village of North Bennington is the site of winter fun for the annual Winter Festival. Come plunge in icy waters in the Penguin Plunge Event.

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