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

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.

Southern Vermont Winter Home Brew Festival

Saturday March 7, 2020
1 pm – 4 pm
Downtown Bennington Vermont
Visit event website for tickets and more details.

Shake off that cabin fever with one of the most fun Vermont festivals of the year. Home brews, appetizers and best of brew awards. A great day of fun and a great way to kick off Spring. Photo by Lorianna Weathers for Southwestern Vermont Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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