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Top Choice International in Bennington


Whether you opt for the tastefully decorated dining room, the intimate lounge or the small riverside terrace, you'll be served exceptional food here. The menu is full of fresh ingredients and international influence…
Museum in Bennington

Bennington Museum

Between downtown and Old Bennington, this ever-expanding museum offers 14 galleries of ongoing and changing exhibits. It features the world’s largest collections of Grandma Moses paintings and Bennington pottery, al…
Museum in Bennington

Park-McCullough House Museum

Just off VT 67A in North Bennington, this magnificent 35-room mansion, built in 1865, is filled with period furnishings and a fine collection of antique dolls, toys and carriages. Stroll the grounds (free of charge)…
Historic Site in Bennington

Old First Church

Gracing the center of Old Bennington, this historic church was built in 1805 in Palladian style. Its churchyard holds the remains of five Vermont governors, numerous American Revolution soldiers and poet Robert Fros…
Diner in Bennington

Blue Benn Diner

This classic 1950s-era diner serves breakfast all day and a healthy mix of American, Asian and Mexican fare, including vegetarian options. Enhancing the retro experience are little tabletop jukeboxes where you can y…
Museum in Bennington

Robert Frost Stone House Museum

When he moved his family to Shaftsbury (4 miles north of Bennington), poet Robert Frost was 46 years old and at the height of his career. This modest museum opens a window into the poet's life, with one entire room …
Cafe in Bennington

South Street Café

Sink into a velvet sofa and sip a cup of locally roasted joe in this inviting, high-ceilinged cafe with warm orange walls and vintage patterned tinwork. Located smack in Bennington's center at the corner of VT 9 and…
Pizza in Bennington

Marigold Kitchen

This homegrown neighborhood pizzeria in North Bennington makes the best pizzas in town, with your choice of stone-ground wheat-flour or gluten-free crusts and organic toppings sourced from a dozen local farms.
Historic Site in Bennington

Bennington Battlefield Historic Site

Just west of the Vermont/New York border, this was the site of a crucial American Revolutionary War battle in 1777. Had Colonel Seth Warner and Vermont's 'Green Mountain Boys' not helped weaken British defenses here…
Museum in Bennington

Sugar Shack & Norman Rockwell Exhibition

In Arlington, a 10-mile drive north of Bennington, this tiny maple-syrup shop houses an exhibition of Saturday Evening Post covers from Norman Rockwell's years in Arlington (1939 to 1953), along with photos and writ…