The Monument will open for the season May 24

June 14   10:00 AM to 2:00 PM  Flag Day

A time to learn the history of some of our famous flags and information on proper care and protocol for handling the flag. Activities for children and

free events Outdoors. Special raising and lowering of the flag at the beginning and ending of the day.

June 16 Father’s Day

Bring your father to the monument, he will get free admission and instructions to take him the historic drive to the Bennington Battlefield.

July 4 reading of the Declaration of Independence

The annual historic reading of the Declaration of Independence. There will also be games and other children’s activities.

August 16  Bennington Battle day

The monument and all State Historic sites have free admission.

11 AM to 2 PM will be a dedication of the DAR Patriots marker

August 17  Battle Day Activeness

The annual 5k race sponsored by the Friends of the Bennington Battle Monument.

Shirt pickup at 7:30 AM. Race and fun run for kids starts at  8:30 AM. There will be Raffles and prizes.  Registration online at https//


Moodus Drum and Fife Corps

Performance by the Moodus Drum and Fife Corps. Free performance start at 12:00 noon and continue until 2:30 PM

August 17 – 18  Reenactor Encampment

Reenactors will be on site with cannon demonstrations, reifle muster and education programs.

August 18 History in Style

“History in Style” program of 19th century fashion. Takes place at the Old First Church Barn on Monument Circle.


If the popularity of costume drama series such as “Bridgerton,” “The Crown,” and “The Gilded Age are any indication,

people love to see actors dressed up in the fashions of long ago. On August 18, 2024, at 2 pm, you can see historic costume

live and in person at the “Stylish Times” historic fashion show presented by the Friends of the Bennington Monument at the

Carriage Barn on Monument Circle. Phyllis Chapman, through her “Vintage Visitors” historic programs, will present historically

correct, reproduction costumes from the late 18th century through the end of the 19th century. Live models will appear in a

wide variety of ensembles.

Fashionable dress of the period offers many surprising details and habits, not to mention-fads! What was a “lobster tail” and why

did women want to wear one? Why were the fashions of the “Bridgerton” period considered so shocking?

And-what did they wear underneath it all? The answers are entertaining and enlightening!