The Bennington Battle Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument

The Monument will open May 26

It It will be open daily, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM

There is work being done on the exterior of the Monument. This work may cause some unplanned closures of the Monument through out the season.

2023 Events at The Bennington Battle Monument

The events for this season are still in the planning stage. This will be updated as plans are made.

June 14 Tuesday: Flag Day
The True history of our colonial flags
The History of Flags – what the flag design originally stood for emphasizing the Bennington Flag, The ‘Betsy Ross’ flag and the Gadsden Flag and more
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

June 18 Father’s Day: Take your Father to the Battlefield
Bennington monument and Bennington battlefield in New York
The self- driving tour starts at the Monument and will take visitors to the Battlefield. A Scenic and historic drive with plaques and markers to read along the way and a historic covered bridge to cross. Driving tour information will be available at the Monument gift shop and includes a brief history of the Battle and the Monument.

July 4 Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence
Outdoor seating for a relaxing read of the infamous document. Citizen Mike Chapman will interpret the Declaration of Independence the way it was meant to be brought to the people. The commemoration will continue to the downtown with the ringing of the ‘Bennington Bell’ at the town offices.
Time: 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM

July and August
Pop up walking tours of Old Bennington, from the Monument to Old First Church and Cemetery
Dates to be announced. Historic Evening and Afternoon Walks.
Join this guided walk down Monument Avenue, between the Monument and The Old First Church. The guides will discuss the history and architecture of the homes on this route.
Please call for dates and times


August 12 and 13: The weekend Celebration of the Battle of Bennington
10:00 PM – 4:00 PM In August of 1777 a decisive battle took place 9 miles from a much-needed storehouse, where the Monument now stands. A small contingent of minute men and farmers stayed behind guarding the storehouse. Reenactors will be onsite to discuss the importance of the Battle of Bennington and what life was like for Colonial Soldiers. An ongoing outdoor event. A Battle re enactment will take place on the Benniington Battlefield in Waoomsac, NY.
Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Saturday August 12: The 17th annual Battle Day 5K road race
Sponsored by the Friends of the Monument. This is the eighteenth annual Battle Day 5K race. The race 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. Registration forms are available on line Registration Form

Registration starts at 7:00 AM
Race starts at 8:30 AM


August 19 Flown from the Gilded Cage: Ladies of the Guilded Age

time to be annoubced