town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States

Bennington is a town in Southwestern Vermont. Boasting five covered bridges it is a classic Vermont country town, and is also home to Bennington College. This article also encompasses the neighboring town of North Bennington.

Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Church

Understand edit

Bennington is a historically important town that contains many 18th- and 19th-century buildings, as well as much greenery in season. Its skyline is largely dominated by the Bennington Battle Monument, a large obelisk jutting into the sky that honors the achievements of the Green Mountain Boys, who fought effectively for the Revolutionaries in the American War of Independence. By so doing, the Green Mountain Boys also were able to make an effective case for Vermont to be admitted as a separate state from New York, and they were admitted in 1791 as the 14th state.

Visitor information edit

Get in edit

Bennington is the second-to-southernmost town in Vermont on US Route 7 and as a township, it borders on New York State.

By car edit

Bennington's downtown is at the intersection of US Route 7 (which goes south through the Massachusetts Berkshires and north to Rutland) and Burlington) and Vermont Route 9 (which goes east to Brattleboro and to the west, beyond the New York State line, becomes New York State Route 7 and connects with Troy). Although these routes have short stretches of limited access, they are mainly one lane in each direction, with stoplights. New York State Route 7 even has some hairpin curves a few miles to the west.

By plane edit

The closest major airport is in Albany.

By bus edit

The closest Greyhound Bus stop is in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Get around edit

Downtown Bennington is walkable, but you'll probably need a car if you plan on doing much.

See edit

Statue of Seth Warner and obelisk at Bennington Battle Monument

Do edit

Buy edit

  • Shops at Camelot Village, Rte 9. Daily 9:30AM-5:30PM. Northeastern antiquing at its best. Somewhat expensive but fun to peruse if nothing else.

Eat edit

Historic Bennington Train Station, now a restaurant and lounge

Drink edit

Sleep edit

Everett Mansion at Southern Vermont College

Go next edit

The former Post Office
Routes through Bennington
RutlandManchester ← Jct W    N   S  WilliamstownPittsfield
ManchesterArlington  N   S  END
Troy ← becomes    W   E  → Jct   SWilmingtonBrattleboro

This city travel guide to Bennington is a usable article. It has information on how to get there and on restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.