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Bennington is a town in Southern Vermont. Boasting five covered bridges it is a classic Vermont country town. It is home to Bennington College.

Get in[edit]

  • Bennington's downtown is at the intersection of US Route 7 and Vermont Route 9.
  • The closest major airport is in Albany.
  • 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][add listing]

  • The Bennington Battle Monument, 15 Monument Circle, Phone: +1 802 447-0550. A 306 ft stone obelisk commemorating the famous battle. Open daily 9AM-5PM, mid-April through Oct.
  • Bennington Center For The Natural & Cultural Arts, Route 9 West Road at Gypsy Lane, Phone: +1 802 442-7158. [1]. Art galleries.
  • Vermont Covered Bridge Museum, Route 7 at Gypsy Lane, Phone: +1 802 442-7158.
  • Bennington Potters, 324 County Street, Phone: 800-205-8033, [2].
  • Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Phone: +1 802 447-1571, [3]. Collections of American furniture, paintings and glass; military history and historical artifacts. Grandma Moses Gallery & Schoolhouse and Bennington Pottery Gallery.
  • North River Winery, 56 Colgate Heights, Phone: +1 802 442-9463, [4]. Daily 10AM-5PM. Tasting room.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Mt. Anthony Golf Course, 180 Country Club Drive, Phone: +1 802 442-2617, [5]. 9 holes.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Shops at Camelot Village, Rte 9, [6]. 9h30-5h30. Northeastern antiquing at its best. Somewhat expensive but fun to peruse if nothing else.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • The Grille at Mount Anthony Country Club, 180 Country Club Drive, +1 802 442 2617, [7]. Classic country club dining. Pub menu, kids menu, lunch menu, and dinner menu. Full bar and Sunday brunches with complimentary champagne. Patio service with beautiful views of the southern Vermont landscape.  edit
  • Gimme Pizza, 748 Main Street, +1 802 442 6609. The Bennington pizza place.  edit
  • Marigold Kitchen, 25 Main Street, North Bennington, +1 802 445 4545, [8]. Organic pizza, salad, bread. Vegetarian | Vegan friendly and gluten free selections. Lunch & dinner.  edit
  • Kevin's at Mike's, 27 Main Street, North Bennington, +1 802 442 0122, [9]. Much-loved local sports bar. Great burgers and sweet potato fries.  edit
  • Izabella's, 351 West Main Street, +1 802 447 4949, [10]. Breakfast and lunch. Seasonal local and organic fare. Very good soups, salads, & sandwiches.  edit
  • Carmody's Irish Pub, 421 Main St., Phone: +1 802 447-5748, [11].
  • Jensen's Restaurant, 332 North Street, Phone: +1 802 442-3333, [12]. Family restaurant, moderate.
  • Panda Garden, 141 West Main Street, Phone: +1 802 442-3399. Chinese.
  • Pangaea, 1 Prospect Street, North Bennington, Phone: +1 802 442-7171, [13]. Fine dining, arguably best restaurant in area
  • Blue Benn Diner, Famous place for lunch and breakfast, traditional-style diner popular with tourists with plenty of vegetarian options
  • Allegro, Italian/pasta restaurant approximating fine dining in downtown Bennington

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Izabella's, 351 West Main St, +1 802 447 4949, [14]. Seasonal, organic fare. Mostly soups, salads, and sandwiches. Good breakfast food. Breakfast and lunch only.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Alexandra Bed and Breakfast Inn, 916 Orchard Road, Toll free: 888-207-9386, Phone: +1 802 442-5619, [15].
  • Best Western New Englander Motor Inn, 220 Northside Drive (Routes 67A and 7A), Phone: +1 802 442-6311, [16].
  • Eddington House, 21 Main Street, Toll free: 800-941-1857, Phone: +1 802 442-1511, [www.eddingtonhouseinn.com].
  • Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant, 21 West Road, Phone: +1 802 447-3500, [17].
  • Hampton Inn Bennington, 51 Hannaford Square, Phone: +1 802 440-9862, [18].
  • Harwood Hill Hotel, Harwood Hill Road (Route 7A), Phone: +1 802 442-6278, Toll free: 877-442-6200, [19].
  • Henry House Inn, Murphy Road, Phone: 888-442-7045, Phone: +1 802 442-7045, [20].
  • Molly Stark Inn, 1067 Main Street, Phone: +1 802 442-9631, Toll free: 800-356-3076, [21].
  • Greenwood Lodge and Campsites, VT Hwy 9 and Prospect Access Rd, +1 802 442-2547 (fax: +1 802 442-2547), [22]. Hostel accommodations and campsites in the Green Mountain National Forest  edit
  • Bennington Motor Inn, 143 West Main Street, VT. RTE. 9, +1 802-442-5479, [23]. Offers 16 guest rooms in a country-inn atmosphere. Rates, online reservations, photographs and area events.  edit

Get out[edit]

Routes through Bennington
RutlandManchester  N noframe S  WilliamstownPittsfield


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Williamstown, MA is about 30 minutes away (Williams College, Williams College Museum of Art, more shopping and dining). North Adams, MA is about 40 minutes away (Mass MoCA). Albany is about one hour away, Saratoga Springs 1.5, Boston 3, and Montreal and New York about 4 hours away.

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