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 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.
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.
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.