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Bennington

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Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, in the United States. It is one of two shire towns (county seats) of the county, the other being Manchester. The population is 15,431, as of 2014 US Census estimates. Bennington is the most populous town in southern Vermont, the third-largest town in Vermont (after Essex and Colchester) and the sixth-largest municipality in the state including the cities of Burlington, Rutland, and South Burlington in the count.The town is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest human-made structure in the state of Vermont. The town has ready access to natural resources and waterpower, and a long history of manufacturing, primarily within wood processing. The town is also recognized nationally for its pottery, iron, and textiles.HistoryFirst of the New Hampshire Grants, Bennington was chartered on January 3, 1749, by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth and named in his honor. It was granted to William Williams and 61 others, mostly from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The town was first settled in 1761 by four families from Hardwick and two from Amherst, Massachusetts. They were led by Capt. Samuel Robinson, who camped in the river valley on his return from the French and Indian War.
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Lookout
Bennington Battle Monument
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Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Bennington Museum
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Cemetery
The Old First Church
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Cemetery
New Catholic Cemetery
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Side trips from Bennington

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Art Museum
The Clark Art Institute Williamstown
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Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home Manchester
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Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge
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MASS MoCA North Adams
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Hidden gems in Bennington

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Bridge
Silk Road Covered Bridge
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bennington Potters
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Scenic Drive
Molly Stark Trail
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Duration: 2 hours
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Spa
Green Mountain Oasis
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Bennington

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hemmings Motor News Filling Station
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Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Bringing You Vermont
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fiddlehead at Four Corners
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Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Bennington

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Specialty Museum
The Bennington Center for the Arts
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Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Bennington

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Historic Site
Park–McCullough Historic House
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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