Park–McCullough Historic House, Bennington

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The Park–McCullough Historic Governor's Mansion is one of the best-preserved Victorian mansions in New England. It is a thirty-five room mansion, set on 200 acres (80 hectares) of grounds, and located off Vermont Route 67A in North Bennington, Vermont, USA.
The house was built in 1864–65 by attorney and entrepreneur Trenor W. Park (1823–1882), who was born in nearby Woodford, Vermont but amassed his fortune overseeing the mining interests of John C. Fremont in California. It was designed by Henry Dudley, a prolific New York architect of the popular firm of Diaper and Dudley. The house cost $75,000 and the family moved in on Christmas Day, 1865. His descendants made extensive renovations to the house in 1889–90, largely in order to entertain President Benjamin Harrison who had come to town to dedicate the new Bennington Battle Monument.

The Park–McCullough Historic Governor's Mansion is an important example of an American country house in the Second Empire Style. It also incorporates architectural features of the Romantic Revival style popular at the time.

The house is now owned by a non-profit organization and is open to the public.
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  • Went there Saturday for their "craft fair" with many local artists along with live entertainment. Had everything from bread to jewelry. Well set up and well laid out. We also went to hear Julie Shea.....  more
    Went there Saturday for their "craft fair" with many local artists along with live entertainment. Had everything from bread to jewelry. Well set up and well laid out. We also went to hear Julie Shea.....  more »
  • This is a magnificient and stately house at the top of the hill in North Bennington. It is qute beautiful anad nicely mainitained. It is open only a few days a week so we were unable to go inside... 
    This is a magnificient and stately house at the top of the hill in North Bennington. It is qute beautiful anad nicely mainitained. It is open only a few days a week so we were unable to go inside...  more »

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