Contact: Marylou Chicote
Bennington VT: On Saturday April 21st a new season will start at the Bennington Battle Monument. The 306-foot Monument is one of Vermont’s most visible State Owned Historic Sites. Located just off Route 9 in Old Bennington, the Monument was built to commemorate the August 16, 1777 Revolutionary War battle fought over the military storehouse located where the Monument now stands. Exhibits and dioramas inside the Monument tell the story of the Battle, the Construction and of the inspiration and creativity behind this beloved Vermont landmark.
An elevator takes visitors to the observation level high within the Monument where scenic vistas of Vermont, Massachusetts and New York can be seen and photographed.
Admission to the Monument is $5.00 for adults, $1.00 for children (ages 6 thru 14) children 5 and under are free as are scheduled school groups. Tickets can be purchased in the gift shop, where a fine selection of quality merchandise relating to the Battle and the Monument, along with gifts, maple products, Vermont crafts, books and more are offered.
For further information and event listings, visit us online at www.historicsites.vermont.gov and like us on Facebook at Vermont State Historic Sites. We can be reached by phone at (802) 447-0550.
The Vermont State Owned Historic Sites are where History Happened