The Bennington Battle Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument

2014 Events at The Bennington Battle Monument

Some of the events are still in the planning

April 19 & 20:Opening Weekend for the 2014 season
The Monument is open every day from April 19 trough October 31, 2014. Hours are 9:00 AM to 5: PM

May 11: Book signing
Mark Anderson, Author of Battle for the Fourteenth Colony will be holding a book signing in the church barn on the Monument Circle

June 7: 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
Time: On Site registration starts at 8:30 AM

June 22: Summer Solstice Evening Celebration
Enjoy the longest day of the year at the Monument - Tours to the top of the monument until sunset. Karma Kat Yoga will welcome the summer season with their third annual Salutation to the sun on the lawn. 6:00 PM until sunset with elevator rides until dark.

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.
Before and after the reading a presentation on the history of flags will be available. The event is free and open to the public
Time: 1:00 PM for the reading

Monument Stairs
Stepping Up
Open steps: Two dates have been approved by the state for open steps – July 20 and August 24. Stairs will be open from 9 AM to 4 PM. Monument employees will guide tours up the Monument. Learn the history as you walk the unique steps to the top. Admission fee will be charged

August 16th and 17th - the weekend anniversary Celebration of the Battle of Bennington
With Cannons, Soldiers and Ceremonies

Saturday August 16: - 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.
We hd a succesful race with 107 runners in the 5K Race.
The results are available and can be downloaded.
for the Men's results
for thr Woman's results

Saturday and Sunday August 17 and 18: 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 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

Events at the Battlefield
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. A re-enactment of the battle will take place on Saturday at 4:00 PM. Open Camps: Saturday 11-5:30, Sunday 10-3