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 designed for history buffs; given by local bestseller author and presented by Backroad Discovery Tours. Visit over 35 sites between Bennington & Manchester, involved in the Battle of Bennington & Ethan Allen's capture of Fort Ticonderoga, for America's first victory. We also visit sites associated with the Civil War. You will view stunning mountain/valley vistas & quintessential villages while traveling in our comfortable 10 passenger tour vehicle. Advance reservations necessary by email or phone.
These guided tours are designed for people who only have a day or two in the area & who wish to explore the region’s best-kept secrets! Tours are given in a comfortable 10-passenger tour vehicle & will present a delightful overview of the area, offer suggestions of other places to visit, things to do & dining options. The tour includes intriguing facts & stories about the area. There are many stops along the way. Visit sweeping mountain/valley vistas, the oldest abandoned marble quarry in the U.S., quintessential Vermont villages. a forest preserve/maple sugar operation and a private alpaca farm. Advance reservations necessary.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) continues its yearlong "Women '20-'20" celebration by welcoming Anne Corso, Executive Director of Southern Vermont Arts Center, to talk about the upcoming exhibition series at SVAC featuring current work from prominent female artists. Five artistic powerhouses--Misoo Bang, Sarah Tortora, Lauren Booth, Adrien Broom, and Patty Hudak--will show their paintings, sculpture, photography, neon, and site-specific installations both indoors and outdoors. Join us as Anne Corso takes us on an artistic journey through the eyes of these five female artists. Registration for the talk is $10 in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes associate curator Katie Wood Kirchhoff to talk about Shelburne Museum's first "born digital" exhibition, American Stories. Created by a team of specialists working from home and staying connected via technology, the project highlights four dozen of Shelburne Museum’s most beloved objects as they relate to themes of people, travel, home, and community. Kirchhoff will share a little bit about the creation and execution of the project, and lay the groundwork for a conversation centering on some of the major challenges facing museums as we negotiate this new era together. Registration is $10 in advance. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) continues its yearlong "Women '20-'20" celebration by welcoming acclaimed playwright, Theresa Rebeck, to talk about women in contemporary theatre. In 2009, the number of plays written by women on New York stages was the same as it was in 1909: 13%. In 2020, while the majority of Broadway ticket buyers are female, women are consistently underrepresented on stages across America. The women and men developing their craft as playwrights should rise through the system at an even rate, but that is not what is happening. Join Theresa Rebeck for a discussion of what has been accomplished in the past decade to improve the status of women in theater and the inherent challenges that still remain. Registration for the talk is $10 in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.