Bennington Battle Monument Opening Day Announced

24 April 2019

Bennington Battle Monument to Open for the Season

Bennington, VT:  On Wednesday, May 1st, a new season begins at the Bennington Battle Monument. The 306-foot Monument is one of Vermont’s most visible State-Owned Historic Sites.  Located just off Route 9 in Old Bennington, the Monument was built to commemorate the August 16, 1777 Revolutionary War battle fought over a military storehouse located where the Monument now stands.

Inside the Monument are exhibits that tell the story of the battle and the inspiration and creativity behind the construction of this beloved Vermont landmark. An elevator takes visitors to the observation level high within the Monument where scenic vistas of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York, can be seen.

Admission to the Monument is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children (ages 6 thru 14). Children 5 and under are free; scheduled school groups are also free.  Tickets can be purchased in the gift shop, where a fine selection of items relating to the Battle of Bennington and the Monument, along with gifts, maple products, Vermont-made crafts, books and more are offered.  The Monument and gift shop are open 7 days a week from May 1 through October 31, 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

For further information and event listings, visit us online at www.historicsites.vermont.gov  and like us on Facebook at Vermont State Historic Sites.  The Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites are Where History Happened.

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About the Division of Historic Preservation

The Bennington Battle Monument State Historic Site is owned and operated by the Department of Historic Preservation, which is part of the Department of Housing and Community Development.  The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) works to support vibrant and resilient communities, promote safe and affordable housing for all, protect the state’s historic resources, and improve the quality of life for Vermonters.

About the Agency of Commerce and Community Development

The mission of ACCD is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions:  The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit: accd.vermont.gov.

 

 

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