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Bennington Battle Monument, Bennington

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The Bennington Battle Monument is a 301 or 306 ft stone obelisk located at 15 Monument Circle, in Bennington, Vermont. The monument commemorates the Battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War.In that battle, on August 17, 1777, Brigadier General John Stark and 1,400 New Hampshire men, aided by Colonels Warner and Herrick of Vermont, Simonds of Massachusetts, and Moses Nichols of New Hampshire, defeated two detachments of General John Burgoyne's British army, who were seeking to capture a store of weapons and food maintained where the monument now stands. While the battle is termed the Battle of Bennington, it actually occurred about away, in Walloomsac, New York; the Bennington Battlefield, a U.S. National Historic Landmark is entirely within New York State.In 1877 a local historical society began to plan a monument for the battle's centenary, and considered many designs. One which called for a slender stone column only tall was showcased during the battle's centennial celebration, which was attended by President Rutherford B. Hayes. The committee eventually accepted J. Phillip Rinn's design with some changes. The monument's cornerstone was laid in 1887, and it was completed in November 1889 at a total cost of $112,000 . It is constructed of Sandy Hill Dolomite from present day Hudson Falls, New York, a blue-gray magnesian limestone containing numerous fossils. Dedication ceremonies were delayed until 1891, when President Benjamin Harrison attended the ceremonies and held a reception at the nearby Walloomsac Inn. Today the Bennington Battle Monument is a Vermont State Historic Site.
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  • All told, this is as good a battle monument as one might hope for. Lovely view too. But it's a battle monument! ... Come on! 
  • Always fun to go up in the elevator to see the surrounding area. It is particularly nice when the fall colors are full. Sometimes the stairs are open. 
  • Impressive monument in a lovely circular park. We missed riding the elevator to the top as they close it late October, but I bet the view is amazing. Late fall colors were lovely.... 
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  • View from the observation deck were amazing for the fall. Unlike other observation decks, viewing is not super convenient but it is not bad either. You get to enjoy some super views in 4 directions. Absolutely worth it during the Fall season. Staff is great as well. Though it is on the expensive side but it is worth it.
  • it was a huge monument,but i wasnt intrested in pay $5 dollors to walk up it! 😂
  • Great monument, clean bathrooms. We didn't get to climb the monument, got there too late. There's plenty of parking as well.
  • It's an enormous tower with amazing history behind it. If you go on the anniversary of the battle of Bennington, then you can get free tickets to ride to one of the upper levels.
  • The first time I saw this monument it was dusk and it was all lit up, I was driving through Bennington and it really caught my attention. Unfortunately I have never gotten to go up into the monument, but the ground surrounding it have lots of good historical information.