Bennington, Vermont

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Historic Bennington, Vermont is a town in Bennington County, located between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains of Southwestern Vermont, just minutes from Massachusetts and the Albany NY area. The many great restaurants in Bennington and wonderful Bennington VT hotels make it a great place to live and visit.

Bennington VT attractions include museums, antique shops, art galleries, walking tours, covered bridges and the historic downtown area. Enjoy beautiful vistas during your summer vacation in Bennington and easy access to Vermont skiing during your winter vacation in Bennington. There are plenty of fun things to do including a visit to the Vermont state parks, Bennington VT campgrounds and shops selling Vermont products.

The town is well known for the Battle of Bennington, fought during the Revolutionary War, and is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, the tallest structure in Vermont. The monument is a popular tourist attraction in Vermont with an observation deck at the top of the 306-foot stone obelisk providing a view of Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts.

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Quick Facts About Bennington

County: Bennington
Lat / Long: 42.88 N / 73.19 W
Zip Code(s): 05201
Chartered: 1749
Population (2010): 9,074
Elevation: 681 feet
Land Area: 4.87 miles
Town Clerk: 802-442-1043
Major Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Major Airports: Albany International Airport (39 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak Station: Albany, NY (39.6 miles SW)
Colleges/Universities: a branch of the Community College of Vermont, Bennington College, Southern Vermont College

Birthplace of: Pamela Blair (born 1949), actress, singer & dancer; Beatrice Boepple (born 1962), actress; Carleton Carpenter (born 1926), actor; Cynthia Gibb (born 1963), actress & former model; Paul Offner (1942-2004), educator, public health expert, & legislator; Peter Graves (born 1952), Olympic announcer & cross-country ski coach for Harvard University; Andrew Newell (born 1984), cross country skier.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 10: Green Mountains | Old Bennington (1.1 miles NW) | North Bennington (2.0 miles NW) | South Shaftsbury (2.2 miles NW) | Shaftsbury (2.4 miles NW) | Woodford (2.4 miles E) | Pownal (2.5 miles SW) | New York (4.5 miles W)

Vermont Events in October

American Women Artist: National Juried Exhibition and Members Exhibition 9/23/16 - 11/13/16

The Bennington Center for the Arts is thrilled to be partnering with the esteemed organization of American Women Artists for a two-part show and workshop series this September. The festivities will be kicked off with five separate workshops taught by Master Members Carol Arnold, Bethanne Kinsella Cople, Pam Ingalls, Nancy Boren, and Kathy Lemke Waste. The workshops—open to a range of skill sets—begin on either September 20th or the 21st, and go through the 22nd. Both oil and watercolor techniques will be used to create works ranging from delicate portraits to brushy, plein air landscapes. On September 23rd, the two part show will open and include a variety of pieces from the National Juried Exhibition as well as that of AWA Master & Signature Members. These shows will highlight both paintings and three dimensional sculptures in a wide and unique range of media, such as charcoal, ceramic, watercolor, and bronze. To celebrate the opening, there will also be an evening reception and awards ceremony. To sign up for the workshops, email Olivia at olivia@thebennington.org or call her at (802)442-7158.

The Haunting Of The Monument 10/31/16 - 10/31/16

Come if you dare and walk the haunted steps inside the Monument.

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