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.
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.
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.
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.
Fall in Vermont is known for beautiful foliage. Travel the backroads in an 8-10 passenger tour vehicle with local guide. Many stops along the way. View mountain/valley vistas and up close cascades of color. 2 daily tours; History & Foliage Tour from 9:30 - 11:45 AM or Foliage Sampler Tour from 1 - 4 PM.
National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world presents "Obsession". Jude Law stars as Gino, a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a roadside restaurant, he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart. 3:00 pm, Tickets are $18 adults, $12 seniors, $9 students. Burr and Burton Academy - Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester VT. For more information call 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy welcomes Art Cohn, Director Emeritus of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, to talk about the Revolutionary War gunboat Spitfire, found intact at the bottom of Lake Champlain in 1997. In October 1776, British forces were committed to taking back control of strategic Lake Champlain and to that end, engaged an American fleet under the command of General Benedict Arnold in a three-day contest. This talk will share the details of these events and the just-released management recommendations for this American treasure. The talk will be followed by a signing of Art Cohn’s book, "A Tale of Three Gunboats". Registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.