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Manchester, Vermont



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Manchester, Vermont is an historic town located at the foot of Mount Equinox along Route 7, and is one of two shire towns (county seats) of Bennington County - the other is the town of Bennington.

Manchester Village, an incorporated village, and Manchester Center are settlement centers within the town. 

Hotels in Manchester and Dining in Manchester

Manchester has a wide variety of choices for your visit to Vermont, from luxury Manchester VT hotels to cozy bed and breakfasts in Manchester. Stay in town and walk to dining and shopping; choose out of town for mountain vistas and pastoral surroundings. Restaurants in Manchester offer extensive choices from fine dining to small cafes to family restaurants. 

Things to do in Manchester

Manchester offers a unique blend of New England charm, style, arts & culture, and is a popular four-season tourist destination for Vermont vacations.

The area offers exquisite Vermont fall foliage and hosts a number of Fall Festivals. Art lovers will enjoy the many galleries and a stay would not be complete without a visit to Hildene, the Lincoln family home.

Enjoy challenging golf and legendary fly fishing during the warmer months, skiing during the winter at nearby Stratton Mountain Resort or Bromley Mountain. Manchester shopping is a favorite pastime for visitors and locals alike.

Manchester Weddings and Conferences in Manchester

If you're planning an event in Vermont, Manchester has a lot to offer. The town's breathtaking scenery makes a destination wedding in Manchester VT an ideal choice, and the many amenities allow for Manchester conferences of various sizes. With a variety of venues from which to choose, all surrounded by the magnificent Green Mountains, Manchester can be the perfect location to host your event.

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The Shires of Vermont - So Vermont. So Near.
Bennington, VT - The Shires of Vermont region lies nestled between the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Travel the three scenic byways through villages and towns (including two shire towns - Manchester and Bennington) to experience quintessential Vermont. With forests and fields, mountains and rivers, museums and shopping, it is no wonder The Shires of Vermont are a four season destination for visitors.
Stratton Mountain Resort | Bondville, VT
Stratton, VT - Stratton Mountain in Vermont offers a wide selection of lodging choices throughout the resort. Hide away in a private and secluded location, or live it up right in the heart of the Village. Choose from lodging options suitable for a romantic weekend, family vacation, or a getaway to the Mountain with friends.
Dutton Berry Farm | Manchester, VT | Newfane, VT | West Brattleboro, VT
Manchester, VT - Whether it's for the fresh farmer-grown fruits and vegetables, cider, maple syrup, Dutton-made fudge, flowers, plants, and many other interesting locally-made products, you’ll enjoy visiting a true Vermont farm experience at The Dutton Berry Farm stands. Three locations include Manchester, Newfane and West Brattleboro, Vermont.
Backroad Discovery Tours
Manchester, VT - Backroad Discovery Tours® is a local, guided tour service based in Manchester, Vermont. Our tours are designed for people who only have a day or two, & wish to see what makes our area so unique. Explore the region's best-kept secrets! We offer Southern Vermont Sampler tours, Revolutionary & Civil War tours, Vermont Fall Foliage tours, Holiday in Vermont tours, Winter Wonderland tours & early spring Vermont Maple Sugaring tours.
Kimpton Taconic Hotel - a premier boutique hotel in southern Vermont
Manchester, VT The Kimpton Taconic Hotel is one of Vermont’s premier boutique hotels with luxury accommodations, combining rustic elegance, intimate ambiance, gracious service, generous amenities and warm hospitality. Enjoy updated regional cuisine at The Copper Grouse Restaurant and Bar.
Gremlin Fine Art Gallery - Manchester, Vermont
Manchester Center, VT - Gremlin Fine Arts Galleries offers a large selection of Vintage Ski posters and Vermont Scenes by local artists. we have the largest selection of original Animation Art and we are the most respected dealer in original Courtroom Art and Political Sketch Art anywhere. We strive to please our clientele constantly by acquiring new artwork from all sources on a daily basis.
Komen Vermont Race for the Cure - Manchester, VT July 21, 2018
Manchester, VT - On Saturday, July 21, family and friends, co-workers, locals, and out of town visitors of all ages will come together at Riley Rink at Hunter Park for a common purpose: to support local breast health programs, ongoing breast cancer research, education, and to save lives. Komen New England invites all interested to register for the 26th Komen Vermont Race for the Cure.
RE-MAX Four Seasons
Manchester Center, VT - RE/MAX Four Seasons is part of the #1 real estate franchise. Their dedicated team will bring their knowledge of real estate in Manchester and the surrounding area, combined with RE/MAX's state of the art technology, to help you buy or sell your home.
 

 

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Quick Facts About Manchester

County: Bennington
Lat / Long: 43.16 N / 73.07 W
Zip Code(s): 05254
(Manchester Center: 05255)
Incorporated: 1900
Population (2010): 749
(Manchester Center: 2,120)
Elevation: 899 feet
Land Area: 3.58 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-362-1313
Nearest Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Ctr (23.3 miles S)
Nearest Airports: Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (29.6 miles N), Albany International Airport (59.4 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak: Rutland (33.7 miles N)
 
Nearest Colleges/Universities: Bennington College (21.0 miles SW), Southern Vermont College (24.8 miles SW), a branch of the Community College of Vermont (33.3 miles N in Rutland and 23.1 miles S in Bennington).
 
Tourist Attractions: Hildene, Northshire Museum & History Center, Orvis Flagship Store, American Fly Fishing Museum, The Battenkill River, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Designer Outlets. Nearby: Dorset Theatre Festival (7.6 miles NW)
 
Birthplace of: Charles Augustus Aiken (1827-1892), clergyman, president of Union College, and professor at Princeton University; Joseph Sweetman Ames (1864-1943), physicist and president of Johns Hopkins University; Myra Bradwell (1831-1894), first American woman to become an attorney.
 

 

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 10: Manchester-Bennington | Dorset (2.6 miles N) | Winhall (2.8 miles E) | Sunderland (2.4 miles SW) | Arlington (2.8 miles SW) | Sandgate (2.4 miles W) | Rupert (3.1 miles NW)

Vermont Events in June


Shakti Tribal Dance 6/13/18 - 6/27/18

Green Mountain Academy welcomes Mia Nassivera to lead a three-session tribal dance workshop. The workshop series will take place at the Burr and Burton Academy Dance Studio on Wednesdays June 13, 20 and 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Shakti Tribal is a dancing meditation, which allows the mind to separate from the body while blending movements that follow the Roma Gypsy style. We will begin each class with a period of stretching followed by slow movements and increasing speed. Men are welcome, although this is generally aimed toward anyone who identifies as female as we will channel the divine feminine and do not have swords to dance with! This is a class where female energy meets and is supportive of each other’s intentions to grow spiritually and to slow the mind. The fee for the three-week class is $45. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.


Conspiracies: Past, Present, Always 6/26/18 - 6/26/18

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Eileen Scully of Bennington College to talk about conspiracy theories, which have a long and interesting history in American politics and culture. Indeed, some of today’s most interesting and diabolical conspiracy theories took hold in the era of the American Revolution, and have persisted across several centuries. This talk and discussion will explore some of the most prominent features of powerful conspiracy theories, and focus on how social media and widening polarization are mainstreaming “conspiricism.” Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.


A Fresh Look at ‘Our Town’ 6/28/18 - 6/28/18

Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Paula Mann of Green Mountain College to talk about Thornton Wilder’s ‘Our Town’. Wilder said he wrote the play “out of a deep admiration for those little white towns in the hills and from a deep devotion to the theatre.” Yet, over the years that admiration and devotion to which Wilder referred has often been interpreted as a sweet, overly cloying sentimentality for the good old days and the simple values of small town living. Nothing could be further from the truth of Wilder’s message. In its time the play was a radical example of minimalist expressionism in staging and universal truths in its theme of the life of a village against the life of the universe. In this talk, we’ll discuss Wilder’s background, and the multilayers of his famous, Pulitzer Prize winning play in all its subversive power and heart wrenching wisdom. Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.


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