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Bennington, Vermont


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
Latitude / Longitude: 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 Top Employers: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Tourist Attractions: Bennington Battle Monument, Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Bennington Center For the Arts, Bennington Museum, Bennington Potters, Park-McCullough Historic House, Robert Frost's grave. 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 September

Funtastic Friday Chocolate Events 7/11/14 - 10/3/14
Fun events for the whole family. July 11. Motorcycle rally -create a chocolate motorcycle. Proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels July 25. Mexican Fiesta Party - enjoy a real Mexican Fiesta Village Chocolate Shoppe style August 1- Frozen The chocolate adventure begins. Be amazed as the VCS is transformed into the frozen kingdom of Arendelle. Bring Olaf to life. Come dressed as your favorite character to get a special treat. August 8. Make your own candy bar August 15. Ice cream buffet August 22. Baby shower for Molly our 100 lb chocolate moose. Free event but bring a gift to donate to those in need in Bennington County Sept 5. Let's Make a deal. Chocolate twist on the popular TV show. This is a free event Oct 3. Chocolate Extravaganza. Details to follow. Proceeds to benefit Bennington Coalition for the Homeless. Cost TBD


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