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 Norwich University Professor Steven E. Sodergren to talk about the final year of the Civil War. This talk will examine the changing face of battle during the latter half of the Civil War as trench warfare and battles of attrition began to dominate the American battlefields. Relying primarily on soldier letters and diaries from the war, Sodergren will discuss the issue of soldier morale, while demonstrating how Union soldiers adapted to the changing battlefield and went on to achieve victory over the Confederacy. 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.
Please join us in welcoming back to the Northshire, Ariel Lawhon, a rising star of historical suspense and a staff favorite! She unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson’s fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. Is she the beloved daughter, revered icon, and Russian grand duchess or is she an imposter, liar, and the thief of another woman’s legacy? Although we all probably know the basic history of Anna Anderson and Anastasia, I found this book incredibly fascinating and hard to put down. The author chose to relate it in alternating chapters telling one person’s story chronologically and the other backwards through time, and only by the end do we know how it all started. Although a work of fiction, the author incorporates great historic details and draws you into the story with imagination. She brings to vivid life a mystery that mesmerized the world for much of the twentieth century, in an incredibly creative format. — Reviewed by Tambra Johnson Reap, Northshire Bookstore Ariel Lawhon is a critically acclaimed author of historical fiction. She is the author of The Wife the Maid and the Mistress, Flight of Dreams, and I Was Anastasia. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have been Library Reads, One Book One County, and Book of the Month Club selections. She is the co-founder of SheReads.org and lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, four sons, black Lab, and a deranged Siamese cat. Both pets are, thankfully, girls
We are thrilled to welcome Darius James to Manchester as he presents a classic novel finally back in print! Negrophobia is a wild-eyed reckoning with the mutating insanity of American racism. A screenplay for the mind, a performance on the page, a work of poetry, a mad mix of genres and styles, a scabrous, truly hilarious, and deeply scary novel like no other. For this free event, Darius will be in conversation with Pam Breaux the president and CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies. This feverish nightmare of racism is finally back in print after 25 years. Wickedly hilarious, raunchy, vile, and terrifying, Negrophobia is written as a screenplay whose racist protagonist Bubbles Brazil descends into a hallucinatory drug- and voodoo-induced phantasmagoria of black stereotypes. In just one sequence, Nazi-outfitted Disney characters celebrate the Last Supper with a plasticine Jesus as a skyscraper-sized African-American nose devised by the Zombie Master (and his trusted sidekicks Zombie Elvis and JFK’s head on spider legs) destroys the festivities! — Reviewed by Dafydd Wood, Northshire Bookstore
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes back Chef Ian Vair to teach this Sunday Brunch cooking class. Plan your weekend brunch with around this incredible menu! Citrus Mimosas, Crab Cake Eggs Benedict with Chesapeake Hollandaise, Grand Marnier French Toast with Melba Sauce and Vermont Maple Syrup, Tri-Color Potato Hash, and Mixed Berry Lemon Parfait. Seating is limited; pre-registration is required and costs $60. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.