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Bennington - Vermont .com is your premier online guide to Bennington, Vermont showcasing hundreds of exciting events and attractions throughout Vermont's beautiful Green Mountains and the counties of Windham, Bennington, Rutland and Windsor. We invite you to take a virtual tour of some of our most popular travel destinations featuring the historic communities of Battleboro, Arlington, Manchester and Springfield.
Bennington serves as the primary gateway for southwestern Vermont and is known as "a special place where Vermont begins". Bennington County is Vermont's fifth largest community and encompasses 575 square miles with over 35,000 residents. The Town of Bennington is nestled beween two beautiful mountain ranges, the Taconics and Green Mountains, and enjoys easy access to all forms of outdoor recreation. Bennington borders the 350,000-acre Green Mountain National Forest and offers visitors a wide choice of hiking, backpacking, fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, golf, and tennis making Bennington
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Its close proximity to the cultural Berkshires of Massachusetts, as well as New York and the major markets of the Northeast afford the town economic advantages and a cosmopolitan flavor.
Bennington offers many exciting attractions to visitors including the
Bennington Center For The Arts with its Oldcastle Theatre Company, Bennington Battle Monument, Park McCullough Historic House ,The Everett Mansion at Southern Vermont College, Bennington Museum , Park McCullough Historic House , Hildene , as well as several quintessintial covered bridges.

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Bennington Vermont Covered Bridges

Bennington is knowed worldwide for their covered bridges. The Covered Bridge Museum at The Bennington Center for the Arts offers exhibits on the history of covered bridges in Vermont. Discover the history and legends of these wonderful structures in the world’s only museum dedicated to their preservation. Explore the exhibits on engineering, construction, tools, and creators.

Silk Road Covered Bridge
Silk Rd, Bennington, VT 05201Dimensions 88 Feet Long 14.25 Feet Wide 10 Feet High at Truss 11.9 Feet High at Center

Paper Mill Village Bridge
Murphy Rd, Bennington, VT 05201Dimensions 125 Feet Long 14.25 Feet Wide 8.67 Feet High at Truss 11.7 Feet High at Center

Henry Bridge
River Rd, Bennington, VT 05201Dimensions 117 Feet Long 11.8 Feet Wide 8.7 Feet High

Vacation in Vermont
Our Vermont accomodations include a wide range of prices and styles including waterfront cottages, bed and breakfasts, ski resort condos, chalets, cabins, farmhouses and luxury vacation homes. Stay in a quaint bed and breakfast nestled in the mountain or on the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Vermont inns are known for their hospitality and historic touches. Plan your vacation today and take advantage of the shores and the mountains in the Green Mountain State!


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Vermont has long been known for its truly unique & varied cuisine ranging from fresh caught native brook trout to world class dining at five star resorts. In the internationally acclaimed City of Burlington, diners can choose from exciting restaurants with menus featuring everything from sushi and health foods to hearty Vermont homecooked meals.
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The University of Vermont
The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is the largest institution of higher learning in Vermont, comprising nearly 300 buildings and a 950-acre main campus. The university maintains a dual focus on instruction and research. Its enrollment is 7,601 undergraduates, 1,106 graduates and 394 medical students. The average undergraduate class size is 22.

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The University of Vermont faculty consists of 974 full-time and 183 part-time instructors. Most of the undergraduates are from outside Vermont, principally the Northeastern states. UVM offers more than 90 undergraduate majors; the most popular are business, English, and political science. The university also offers four preprofessional programs; 72 master's and 20 doctoral degree programs; and an M.D. program.

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Anglers all over Vermont wait patiently all winter to cast a line in early April on the opening morning of Vermont's trout fishing season. Vermont has hundreds of rivers and lakes from Burlington in the north to the Connecticut River Valley offering Vermont anglers the opportunity to catch beautiful native brook trout, rainbow trout, and brown trout. Regardless of your experience you are sure to find a unique experience here in the Green Mountain state of Vermont. Local fly fishing guides have the skills to improve your dry fly presentation, nymphing, wet fly and streamer techniques as well as offering you instruction on how to "read" the water.

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Vermont White Water Rafting

Each spring, the streams and rivers build up a head of water from the snows melting down from the mountains. This water pours into the rivers and streams that can cause some pretty fast running water. Today there is the challenge and adventure of Whitewater Rafting, with 12 man rafts, canoes, and even kayaks. What is Whitewater Rafting? You put on a wetsuit, climb aboard a raft, grab a paddle, and shove off. Between hanging on, paddling for dear life, getting soaking wet, and yelling your head off, somehow you survive. Individuals with little to no experience can enjoy a wilderness rafting trip by taking advantage of the services offered by outfitting companies. Whitewater Rafting trips are designed to emphasize learning, paticipation, and enjoyment and can vary from easy excursions to wild adventures. Depending on the time of year and the waterway selected, you can enjoy rafting from a mild mannered river wild, turbulent sea of heart-stopping adventure.
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University of Vermont, Burlington
The City of Burlington is the largest and most populated city in Vermont and and is often refered to as the "Queen of Lake Champlain" because of its unique location on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake Champlain bordering the edge of the Adirondack Park. Each year, Burlington welcomes thousands of visitors traveling to the Lake Champlain Valley and the Adirondack mountains of upstate New York. The city of Burlington is famous for its quintessential charm and architectural beauty and is consistently ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States.
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Bennington Center For The Arts
Vermont Route 9 at Gypsy Lane - P.O. Box 260, Bennington, Vermont O5201 Phone: 802-442-7158
Presenting a wide variety of performing and visual art.

Bennington Potters
Recently celebrating their 50th anniversary, a world renowned Pottery manufacturer. The "Grist Mill" houses an onsite outlet to purchase pottery at a fraction of the retail price. Factory tours and demonstrations are available. Within walking distance of quality downtown shopping. Call for information. (802) 447-7531 ~ 324 County Street

Left Bank Gallery
Proprietor Sarah Dole, a Bennington College Graduate returns to Bennington to present the work of talented artists in this revitalized Historic Building once the First National Bank

Quiet Valley Quilters

Quilt show is the same weekend as the Annual Antique Auto show. Please see our events page for a listing of Craft fairs and other events in the area and for more information on the Quilt Show
Sights & Museums
Bennington Battlefield
Scene of the decisive battle that thwarted British plans to cut off New England from the other colonies. Located in nearby New York.

Bennington Battle Monument
Nominal admission: Open Mid-April through October 31st

A 306-foot obelisk commemorating the Battle of Bennington. Elevator to the observation platform for a breathtaking three state view.

Bennington Museum

Admission: Adults $6/Seniors $5/ Children under 12 "free"

Revolutionary War Memorabilia, Geneology & Local History Information, Grandma Moses Schoolhouse & Primitive Art exhibit, Pottery from: Norton & Fenton (1793-1894), Bennington's US Pottery Company (1847-58), Antique Toys & "1925 Wasp luxury touring car",
Visit their page for information on Membership, Group tours and more!!

Everett Mansion/ Southern Vermont College
In 1911, Edward Everett, known as the glass and bottle magnate of the American Industrial Revolution, commissioned architect George Totten and 30 stonemasons from Italy to build the limestone Main House patterned after the 14th Century English/Norman feudal mansions. Working seven days a week, ten hour days, the exterior was completed in six months. The cobblestone courtyard features the “porte cochere” where carriages dropped visitors opposite a stone cascade which has recently been renovated(1998). The Estate, which also includes other building, provides a fairy tale atmosphere overlooking breathtaking views. The property is now home to a four year liberal arts college which hosts soirees, tours, reenactments, theatre and other community events. Email Public Relations or call 447-6389 or for further information.

Park McCullough Historic House
Park & West Street, N Bennington
Admission: Adult $8/Seniors$7/Students/$5Accompanied children under 12 free
Notes: Open late May through late October ~ closed Tuesdays & Wednesday
General Tours: on the hour 10am - 3pm~ Special Victorian Christmas Tours

Route 7A, Manchester Village
Tours & Events (802) 362-1788
Admission: Adults $8/Youth (ages 6 -14): $4 ~ Children under 6 admitted free.
The estate of Pres. Lincoln's son, Robert Todd Lincoln. 412 Acres surrounding a 24 room Georgian Revival mansion. Original furnishings.

Covered Bridges
Three just off Route 67A within a few miles of each other in North Bennington: Silk Road, Paper Mill Village, and the Burt Henry Covered Bridge. Others are on Route 313 in West Arlington, and on Maple St. in East Arlington is the Chiselville Bridge.

Oldcastle Theatre Company
An outstanding professional theatre company at the Bennington Center for the Arts, performing from April through October, with a variety of fine productions. Production information: (802) 447-0564

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