2018 Events at The Bennington Battle Monument
For further information call the monument at 802-447-0550
April 21:The Monument opens for the 2018 season The Monument is open daily for elevator rides to the top, April 21 trough October 31, 2018. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
May 13 Sunday: Mother'sDay Enjoy the beautiful spring view with your mother. Every mother receives a lovely carnation to take home.May 31 at 6:00PM: Legends of the Battle of Bennington Visit the Monument and then the Battle Field. Listen to a humorous rundown of common myths and misconceptions about the Battle of Bennington given by David Pitlyk. The event is free and open to the public. Presented at 30 Caretakers Road, Hoosick Falls, NY Time: 6:00PM June 14 Thursday:Flag Day – The Stars and Stripes and More More than the Stars and Stripes. A Flag named after a town, Don't Tread on Me, why the snake? A lot to learn. Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
July 4 Wednesday:Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence
Historic Games and Colonial fun leading up to the reading of the Declaration of Independence. This is an annual tradition on the grounds of the Monument. A replica declaration is available for all to sign. Time: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
August 16 Thursday: Bennington Battle Day All state historic sites are free. There will be a commemorative ceremony at the Battle Field at 7:00 PM
August 18 and 19: The weekend anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Bennington
There will be an encampment of revolutionary war re-enacters at the Monument.
Saturday August 18: The annual Battle Day 5K road race Sponsored by the Friends of the Monument. This is the fourteenth annual 5K race that starts and ends at the Monument. The course is slightly rolling. In keeping with the Battle Day activities, this race is started with the firing of a cannon or revolutionary war era rifle. Following the 5K race is a 1/2 mile Kids fun Run. A fun easy race for children. Registration forms are available at the Monument Gift Shop or can be down loaded at Battle Day 5K race There will be prizes for male and female overall and age group places.The 5K race will start at 9:30 AM. RiseVT, which promotes health living, is offering to pay the registration fee for individuals who have not previously run in a 5K race. See the registration form.
August 18: Moodus Drum & Fife Corps The Moodus Drum and Fife Corps will put on a 20 minute presentation at 3:00, 3:30, 4:00, and 4:30. The Moodus Drum and Fife Corps marched in the parade and played for the dedication of the Monument in 1891. It is one of a few marching units the played at the dedication of the Monument that still exist. This is teh first time since 1891 that they have returned to Bennington.August 19th: Fashionable Times - A historical review of woman's fashions The Bennington Battle Monument and the Friends of the Bennington Battle Monument will sponsor a production by Vintage Visitors Presentations to take place at the Old First Church Barn on Monument Circle. Several lovely ladies will model reproduction historic clothing dating from the late 1700's to the early 1900's.Included in the collection is a 19th century riding habit, a Victorian mourning ensemble , day dresses, evening gowns and wedding gowns. Fashions for children and gentlemen will also be featured. There will be music appropriate to each period, with fashion commentary The Vintage Visitor Interpreters will remain for a short period after the show, in costume, to chat and answer questions. There will be a $10.00 admission for adults (15 and over) and $2.00 for youth (14 and under). Light refreshments will be served. Time: 3:00 to 4:30 PM