Historic Bennington, Vermont is a town in Bennington County, located between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains of Southwestern Vermont, a short distance 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.
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.
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)
Fallapalooza! is the event designed especially for children. With store-to-store trick-or-treating at over 35 business locations for kids in costume, there's also train rides, a petting zoo, medieval combat exhibitions, pumpkin carving, henna tattoos, free balloons, prizes, and coupons, a giant public art project, and carnival games. Food trucks line the streets, but there's also over 15 restaurants within walking distance. This is the ULTIMATE Family fun day in Bennington