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) welcomes Dr. Bill Freedman to talk about the conflict between Palestine and Israel. The Palestine-Israel conflict is not the deadliest—the Syrian War has killed more than 400,000 in ten years—but, more than a century old, it is one of the oldest, and, having stubbornly outlasted more than 20 international efforts to resolve it, perhaps the most intractable. Examining the deep, broad and densely tangled root causes of the conflict, and the decisions, policies and often violent actions on both sides that have exacerbated it, this talk will try to explain why this conflict has been so resistant to resolution. It will also ask if there’s good reason to believe that, short of a cataclysm, perhaps the virtual annihilation of one side or the other, it will ever be resolved at all. Having lived in Israel through the last 50 years of this madness, Dr. Freedman will speak a little, but only a little, about his personal experience of and feelings about it. 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 Steven Sinding to conduct an interview with Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s VP of Government Relations, Matthew Houde, on U.S. healthcare post-COVID-19. Among other topics, they will discuss how the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) might be expanded in the direction of single payer coverage; the future of telemedicine; lower prices for prescription drugs via government bulk purchasing; and whether universal coverage, or something approximating it, lies in our future. Registration for the talk is $10 per person in advance. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at greenmtnacademy.org.