Bennington, Vermont

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Historic Bennington, Vermont is a town in Bennington County, located between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains of Southwestern Vermont, a short distance from Massachusetts and the Albany NY area. The many great restaurants in Bennington and wonderful Bennington VT hotels make it a great place to live and visit.

Bennington VT attractions include museums, antique shops, art galleries, walking tours, covered bridges and the historic downtown area. Enjoy beautiful vistas during your summer vacation in Bennington and easy access to Vermont skiing during your winter vacation in Bennington. There are plenty of fun things to do including a visit to the Vermont state parks, Bennington VT campgrounds and shops selling Vermont products.

The town is well known for the Battle of Bennington, fought during the Revolutionary War, and is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, the tallest structure in Vermont. The monument is a popular tourist attraction in Vermont with an observation deck at the top of the 306-foot stone obelisk providing a view of Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts.

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Hawkins House | Bennington, VT
Bennington, VT - Offering the work of hundreds of artisans including an exceptional selection of handcrafted jewelry in gold and silver, blown glass, pottery, books and cards, leather-bound journals and planners, handbags, scarves, woodenware and cutting boards, jewelry boxes, aromatic candles, toys, games, clothing, and much more.
Bennington Motor Inn - The Appeal of a Country Inn  with the Privacy and Comforts of Home
Bennington, VT - Situated on a gentle hillside, we are just 3 1/2 blocks from downtown Bennington. Restaurants, churches, shopping and historic attractions are just a pleasant walk away. Views of Vermont's Green Mountains surround us, and Bennington's own Mount Anthony is at our back door. Manchester is just to the north and downhill skiing is available within 30 miles at Bromley, Stratton, and Mt. Snow
Ramuntos Pizza & Pub of Bennington
Bennington, VT - Ramuntos Pizza & Pub offers great hand tossed pizza, burgers ,pasta, salads, plus 23 beers on tap and Garlic Knots that will one day be world famous. Great place to bring the family or meet friends. Lunch and dinner specials daily.
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The Shires of Vermont - So Vermont. So Near.
Bennington, VT - The Shires of Vermont refers to the region nestled between the Taconic Mountains to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. With a scattering of small villages and towns, two shire towns (Bennington and Manchester) and three scenic byways, travelling through the region is to experience quintessential Vermont. Farms and forest, village and town, history and culture. It is no wonder The Shires of Vermont is a four season destination for visitors.


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Quick Facts About Bennington

County: Bennington
Lat / Long: 42.88 N / 73.19 W
Zip Code(s): 05201
Chartered: 1749
Population (2010): 9,074
Elevation: 681 feet
Land Area: 4.87 miles
Town Clerk: 802-442-1043
Major Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Major Airports: Albany International Airport (39 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak Station: Albany, NY (39.6 miles SW)
Colleges/Universities: a branch of the Community College of Vermont, Bennington College

Birthplace of: Pamela Blair (born 1949), actress, singer & dancer; Beatrice Boepple (born 1962), actress; Carleton Carpenter (born 1926), actor; Cynthia Gibb (born 1963), actress & former model; Paul Offner (1942-2004), educator, public health expert, & legislator; Peter Graves (born 1952), Olympic announcer & cross-country ski coach for Harvard University; Andrew Newell (born 1984), cross country skier.


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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 10: Manchester-Bennington | Old Bennington (1.1 miles NW) | North Bennington (2.0 miles NW) | South Shaftsbury (2.2 miles NW) | Shaftsbury (2.4 miles NW) | Woodford (2.4 miles E) | Pownal (2.5 miles SW) | New York (4.5 miles W)

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