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)
he North Bennington Winter Festival starts with the pre-Plunge breakfast at Lake Para, followed by hearty souls plunging into the freezing waters of Lake Paran. Festivities continue with lots of activities throughout the Village -- the Chili Fest with over 20 Chilies to sample,, the Indoor Winter Carnival for Children at the Village School of North Bennington, the Spirits of Old Bennington Tastings at Powers Market, Storytime and children’s activities at the Library, Snowman building (with or without snow) at the Park McCullough mansion, solar power displays and electric car races at the Left Bank, the Girl Scout’s bake sale, and Beer, Bourbon and BBQ at Kevin’s. The free wagon ride will take you to all the key locations. North Bennington is the perfect village for strolling and provides easy access to all the activities.