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.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes H. Lee Allen, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, to talk about the history of the Lye Brook Wilderness. Following the federal Wilderness Act of 1964, an additional 15 Eastern U.S. properties were added in 1975, one of which was our own Lye Brook Wilderness. Running from Manchester to Sunderland, its 18,000 acres once hosted logging camps, charcoaling operations, and Rich Lumber Company’s Lye Brook Railroad. This talk will discuss Lye Brook’s past, present and future. 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. This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation.
Southern Vermont Arts Center’s Fall Member Show Inside Out includes the work of SVAC’s artist members who represent a variety of styles and mediums: abstract, portrait, and landscape painters alongside photographers, sculptors, and other creators. There’s something for every taste, and all artwork is for sale. Free & open to the public. Suggested donation $5.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Mark Dallas, Assistant Professor at Union College, to talk about the economic rise of China, starting with the economic reforms of the 1980s, through the era of globalization to today. The first half will explore China’s unique transition from state socialism to a mixed economy (by contrasting it with Russia’s failed transition). The second half will address how China’s entry into the global economy and changes in global capitalism simultaneously enable and constrain Chinese development. 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.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Tommaso Gazzarri, Assistant Professor of Classics at Union College, to talk about capital punishment in Ancient Rome. This lecture consists of an overview of ancient capital punishments in Rome, from the end of the monarchy to the early centuries of the empire. The historical analysis will focus on the religious, legal, and societal dynamics of various methods of execution. 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.
National Theatre Live, the best of British theatre broadcast to cinemas around the world, presents the screening of “King Lear” starring Ian McKellen in the title role. Considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written, “King Lear” sees two aging fathers – one a king, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery, as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with bitter ends. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. For more information, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.