The Bennington Battle Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument

2017 Events at The Bennington Battle Monument

For further information call the monument at 802-447-0550

April 22:The Monument opens for the 2017 season
The Monument is open daily for elevator rides to the top, April 17 trough October 31, 2015. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

June 11 - 12: Vermont Days
All State Historic Sites and State Parks are admission free.

June 14:Flag Day – Why the Red White and Blue
Celebrate our nation’s most enduring symbol with flag history presentations and flag-making activities for children and adults
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

July 4:Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence
A local actor will read the Declaration of Independence in this annual tradition on the grounds of the Monument. A replica declaration is available for all to sign.
Time: 1:00 PM to 2 PM

August 12 and 13: The weekend anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Bennington
With Cannons, Soldiers and Ceremonies

Saturday and Sunday August 12 and 13: Living History Encampment
A Living History Encampment will take place on the grounds of the Monument. Drill presentations, musket and artillery demonstrations, educational exhibits, and activities for children will be ongoing. Authentic cannons will be on display and fired periodically during the day Saturday and Sunday. The event is free and open to the Public.
Time: 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Saturday August 12: The annual Battle Day 5K road race
Sponsored by the Friends of the Monument.
This is the thirteenth annual 5K race that starts and ends at the Monument with a slightly rolling course. In keeping with the Battle Day activities, This is the thirteenth annual 5K race that starts and ends at the Monument with a slightly rolling course. In keeping with the Battle Day activities, this race is started with the firing of a cannon. Following the 5K race is a 1/2 mile Kids fun Run. A fun easy race for children.
Results can be down loaded at Overall results.
Overall results for male and female can be downloaded at For Male Overall, and For Female Overall.
Results for age groups are at For Males by Age Group, and For Female by Age Group.

Tuesday, August 16: Bennington Battle Day
All state historic sites are free.
There will be a commemorative ceremony at the Battle Field at 7:30 PM

Friday: August 19th: Women of the Revolution
“Women of the Revolution—Backstage Heroines” Who was the woman whose concerns about the new Constitution later took form as the Bill of Rights? Known and unknown, patriot and Tory, find how women were key players in the Revolution.
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

September 9:Fight For Air Climb - American Lung Association Climbs the steps of the Bennington Battle Monument
Looking for a new challenge, try a vertical road race up the steps of the Monument. The American Lung Association will be holding the sixth annual stair climb at the Bennington Battle Monument. Registration forms will be available at the Monument or interested climbers can register on the Fight for air Climb Website. For questions regarding the Fight for Air Climb please email
Time: On Site registration starts at 8:30 AM. First climber start at 10:00 AM