2013 Events at The Bennington Battle Monument
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
SPECIAL EVENT: BURGOYNE RETURNS TO BENNINGTON
This is a special presentation by British writer-actor, Howard Burnham. More information
May 18: Climb of your Life
Looking for a new challenge, try a vertical road race up the steps of the Monument. The American Lung Association will be sponsoring the fourth annual fund raising stair climb at the Bennington Monument. Registration forms will be available at the Monument or online at www.climbofyourlife.org.
Time: On Site registration starts at 8:30 AM
July 4: Reading of the Declaration of Independence:
An annual tradition, the Reading of the Declaration of Independence with local actor Willy Jones will take place at 1:00 PM. Discussion and audience input will follow. The event is free and open to the public
Also in the afternoon there will be a presentation on the history of flags and a bag piper will be playing at the monument
Time: 1:00 PM for the reading
July 13: Stepping Up
For the fourth consecutive year, the Steps inside the Monument will be open to public for guided tours. Learn the history as you walk the unique steps to the top. Admission fee will be charged
Time: 10:00 AM until 4:30 PM
August 17th and 18th - the weekend anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Bennington
With Cannons, Soldiers and Ceremonies
Saturday August 17: - The annual Battle Day 5K road race
Sponsored by the Friends of the Monument.
This is a 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.
Registration opens at 8:00 AM and the Race starts at 9:30 AM.
Registration forms are available at the Monument Gift Shop or British writer-actor, Howard Burnham,
Men by Age Group
Women by Age Group
Saturday and Sunday August 17 and 18: Living History Encampment Events at the Battlefield
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 hourly. 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
The Battle of Bennington, fought on August 16, 1777, will be commemorated at the New York State Bennington Battlefield Historic Site with events on August 16 & 17. Click here for complete schedule of events at the Battlefield
Race Results Men overall Men by Age Group Women Overall Women by Age Group
Saturday and Sunday August 17 and 18: Living History Encampment
Events at the Battlefield