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Bennington Battle Monument

  • 15 Monument Circle Map It
  • Old Bennington
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Published 07/18/2016

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This 306-foot stone obelisk with an elevator to the top commemorates General John Stark's Revolutionary War victory over the British, who attempted to capture Bennington's stockpile of supplies. Inside the monument you can learn all about the battle, which took place near Walloomsac Heights in New York State on August 16, 1777, and helped bring about the surrender of British commander "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne two months later. The top of the tower affords commanding views of the Massachusetts Berkshires, the New York Adirondacks, and the Vermont Green Mountains.

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15 Monument Circle, Old Bennington, Vermont, 05201, USA

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  • $5

Published 07/18/2016


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