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.
This tour is for history buffs. Travel in comfortable 10-passenger vehicle with local historian/guide and learn the relevance played by the region during the Revolutionary & Civil War eras. Over 25 point of interest including many on the National Register of Historic places. Route includes covered bridges. Daily 9:30AM - Noon; advance reservations necessary. $35 PP. Call or email to reserve.
If you have only a couple of days in the area, this tour is for you. Visit some of the best sights the region offers, learn the interesting stories, facts and history. 10-passenger tour vehicle, local guide, daily from 1-4 PM. Advance reservations necessary; call or email
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Derek Boothby, Former Director of the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, to talk about The Treaty of Versailles, which is marking 100 years since its signing. This Treaty which concluded the First World War laid the blame for the war squarely on Germany and its allies, imposed very heavy reparations on Germany and established the League of Nations. In retrospect, it is seen by some as a vindictive failure which contributed to the causes of the Second World War twenty years later. The United States Senate refused to ratify the Treaty largely because joining the League of Nations required giving up in part some sovereignty and placed internationalism above nationalism. This is just as pertinent today as it was 100 years ago. 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 our website www.greenmtnacademy.org. This lecture is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation.