Steeped in history. Rich in culture. Bennington’s mark on
American history dates back to The Battle of Bennington when Ethan Allen and
the Green Mountain boys defeated the British soldiers in a battle that marked
the turning point of the American Revolutionary War.
With roots in such acclaimed artists as Grandma Moses,
Robert Frost, Norman Rockwell, Shirley Jackson and a modern day enclave of arts
and theatre, it is no wonder that Bennington ranks as a top tier most vibrant
arts community in the nation year upon year.
A quintessential New England town — with world class museums, classic covered bridges, and classic Vermont Inns, Bennington Vermont has all of the makings of a perfect Vermont vacation.
A tribute to the Green Mountain Boys of the American Revolutionary War. The most visited historic site in the state of Vermont. Take an elevator ride up and enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding area.
This is an old car hobby museum housed in an old-fashioned, full service Sunoco station. Featuring a huge collection of automative items including models, pedal cars, and artwork, as well as fun reproduction signs. Grab a cup of coffee at our cafe while you get a fill up and window wash. Be sure to catch one of the summer weekly cruise-ins, featuring an interesting assortment of vintage cars on Thursday evenings!
This was Robert Frost’s residence from 1920 to 1929 when he composed many of his literary masterpieces, including “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”. Located on Route 7A in Shaftsbury, only minutes away from his gravesite in the Old First Church Cemetery in Old Bennington, this historic house was built in 1769. Visit the house and stroll the beautiful grounds featuring some of Frost’s original apple trees.
Visit the oldest church in Vermont and the adjacent Old First Church Cemetery which includes the gravesite of Robert Frost and other historic luminaries. Spend a few hours re-living history, wandering around Old Bennington, enjoying the beautiful revolutionary-era homes and scenic mountain views.
Visit this meticulously preserved 35-room historic Victorian mansion in bucolic North Bennington. It’s set on 200 beautiful acres of grounds which include adjacent formal gardens, a working farm, and the popular Mile-Around network of trails.
There are five covered bridges in Bennington County. Three of them are lined up in a row over the Walloomsac River between Bennington and North Bennington, making for an easy visit: the Silk Road Covered Bridge, the Paper Mill Village Bridge, and the Henry Covered Bridge. The other two, the Chiselville Bridge and the West Arlington Bridge are also not far—in nearby Arlington, Vermont.
VAE is a non-profit community arts organization with a mission to strengthen communities and neighborhoods through the arts. The VAE sponsors a number of events and exhibitions, as well as summer camps.
Family estate of Robert Todd Lincoln, son of Abraham Lincoln. Self-guided tours. A fully restored Pullman car. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing with rentals available. Working farm and walking trails.