Bennington Battle Monument
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.
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.
There is not much to see in the monument. But the view from the top is absolutely beautiful. Well worth the $5.00 to go to the top. Employees are all very friendly and the gift shop in nice. Bennington is a very nice place to visit.
Tallest building in Vermont and built in the 1800's! LOL really neat thing to see when going to Vermont. friendly and informative staff will answer all of your questions about the place, it has a pretty cool history!
It is tall! And the view from the top is great. If you driving nearby worth the stop.
The views are beautiful. Alan, the elevator operator, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly! It was a nice experience worth the 5 dollars.