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Bennington - Bennington Battle Monument

15 Monument Circle
802-447-0550

The Bennington Battle Monument is 306 feet 4 and 1/2 inches tall and was completed and dedicated in 1891. It is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone. The Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington which occured on August 16, 1777, and is considered to be the turning point in the Revolutionary War. It is owned by the State of Vermont, and is supported by The Friends of the Monument, a non-profit volunteer group. A number of events are scheduled at the Monument each year, and the public is welcome.



Reviews

Edward Mainzer

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
This historic obelisk commemorates the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington (to learn about the Battle visit the nearby Bennington Museum). A small adjacent gift shop sells tickets that allow one to ascend via the elevator. In addition to fabulous multi-state views the stones of which the monument is built represent the whole state of Vermont. This is a great low-key attraction, I just wish it were open during more of the year!

Justin L

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
This is a really cool spot to visit if your in the area. I've been a VT my entire life and it took me 30 years to make it here. The view from the top is spectacular! Parking can be tight, but that's the only downside.

Kevin

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Neat place to visit but not really a lot to do there. The area where it is located is very beautiful and it's worth a day trip.

steven everett

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Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017
Awe inspiring monument rivaling the Washington monument. Must visit this during Spring Summer or Fall to get inside. Elevator is open only during season. Check with Vermont parks site to see opening and close dates. You can walk around the outside all year long though.

Ted Dufour

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Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018
Great area, with views. Nice VT gift shop. Other historic stops very nearby.

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