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.
Discover the best places to view the foliage for any given day. See mountain/valley vistas and up close cascades of color. Many stops along the way; learn the interesting facts, stories and history of the area. 10-passenger tour vehicle. Daily tours, Advance reservations necessary, $35 pp. Call or email to reserve.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Wade Lawrence, the Museum Director at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located on the National Register site of the 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Why did Woodstock happen? What did it mean to the half-million attendees, the bands, and the local residents? And why are we still talking about it 50 years later? Wade Lawrence will share the stories, sights, and sounds of the world’s most famous rock festival. Registration is $18 in advance or $22 at the door. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.