Bennington is the 3rd largest town in the state of Vermont, in the US. It is one of the most populous towns in the state. It is located on the western border of the Green Mountains. The Walloomsac River runs through its mainland, flowing towards the east. The river has contributed to the early development of several industrial sectors in this region. Bennington is known for its exceptional pottery and textile works. The town has several historic sites and war memorabilia that attract many tourists to this beautiful town. A good friend, Brandon, who runs Southern Star Roofing in Charlotte, has mentioned frequent visits over the years to New England, specifically southern Vermont. With his love of history throughout the Northeast, Bennington has always been a favorite on his list. He also recommends going up to Winhall Brook and checking out the great hiking trails too.
Some of the most-visited tourist destinations in Vermont are explained below:
- The First Congregational Church
Built in 1805, the church is a great example of the classic architecture of the Federal Period. The interiors and the vestibule are designed beautifully. Many visitors come during the night time when the church looks more alive with candles illuminating its artistic structures.
Address: 1 Monument Cir, Bennington, Vermont 05201.
- The Bennington Battle Monument
This battle monument is a part of the historic village of Old Bennington. The place was built at the site of the historic battle that took place in the year 1777. In this battle, the British army was dis-featured by the American troops led by Brigadier General, John Stark. The monument which is 61 meters tall serves as an observatory that offers an amazing view of the entire town and beyond.
Address: 15 Monument Cir, Bennington, Vermont 05201.
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM.
- The Bennington Museum
Established in the year 1928, the museum represents a valuable collection of historic artifacts. It has a beautiful art gallery that exhibits antique paintings and artworks. The museum has a special wing that features the works of Grandma Moses. It features a special section dedicated to military exhibits that includes the relics from the Battle of Bennington.
Address: 75 Main St, Bennington, Vermont 05201.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM, (Wednesday – Closed).
- The Bennington Center For the Arts
The exhibition center is known for its huge collection of artworks that includes paintings, sculptures, crafts, and pottery. It features some amazing work of Native American art and beautiful bird carvings. Here you can also visit the Covered Bridge Museum
Address: 44 Gypsy Ln, Bennington, Vermont 05201.
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM, Tuesday – Closed.