Introduction to Bennington, Vermont
Bennington, Vermont, in Bennington county, is located 32 miles NE of Albany, New York (center to center) and is 114 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town contains a population of approximately 15,737.
The town of Bennington was chartered on 3rd January, 1749 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth. Bennington was even named in the honor of Governor Benning Wentworth. The town was settled in 1761 by four families led by Captain Samuel Robinson. The town is famous for the Battle of Bennington that was fought during the Revolutionary War. The town of Bennington has three historic districts within it; Old Bennington, Downtown Bennington, and North Bennington.
Bennington and nearby Attractions
- Bennington Battle Monument
- Savoy Mountain State Forest
- Bennington Museum
- Great Escape Amusement Park
- Louis Miller Museum
Things To Do In Bennington
There are a number of tourist attractions and places of historical significance that visitors can go to. The Bennington Battle Monument is a 93 meter high stone obelisk. It is the tallest structure in Vermont. For tourists who are interested in history, the Bennington Museum in town and the Louis Miller Museum located near Bennington are places that could be visited. A day of fun and frolic could be spent at the Great Escape Amusement Park situated not far from the town of Bennington.
The nearest major airport is the Albany International Airport.
Bennington Higher Education
Residents of Bennington can pursue their higher education at Bennington College, Southern Vermont College, and Williams College.