Bennington Museum, Bennington

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#2 of 7 in Museums in Green Mountains
World's largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings; Bennington Pottery; Revolutionary War artifacts; Martin Wasp Automobile; Grandma Moses Schoolhouse; Bennington Flag; much more!
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  • very nice local museum focused on Vermont art, history and Grandma Moses works.Worth the visit to both locals and tourists. Location adjacent to other prime tourist attractions...old bennington, battl...  more »
  • Loved this quaint museum. My favorite was the exhibit of Grandma Moses' art. I had heard of her before but didn't know the story. Such a fascinating life - and I loved her art. It showed me that you a...  more »
  • This museum has an eclectic collection of art, sculpture, ceramics, furniture, musical instruments, and much more. Allow about an hour and a half to fully appreciate it's variety of galleries. The cen...  more »
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  • I must be honest, before this museum I hadn't heard of or cared to have heard of Bennington. Wow was I surprised. We started our day here, and then went into town and both were great. The museum has tons of facinating local history and artifacts, and it really teaches proudly the town's history, not just the area. It was really wonderful to see such great local history, and as someone who is super into history, it was refreshing to find a museum that wasn't so watered down it was boring. We managed to spend over an hour here. Great place.
  • Nice big easy to to use parking lot. This is a thing of beauty, and almost non existent in the east. Good job Bennington Museum!
  • The Bennington Museum is an amazing little gem in southern Vermont, specializing in art & artifacts of the state. Our first encounter was in 2016 when the museum mounted an exhibit of Milton Avery's early paintings of Vermont landscapes produced from his experiences there from 1935-43. Avery had an uncanny ability to deconstruct images to a bare minimum of information necessary to perceive the subject. While predating his Color Field years, the paintings still employed a fascinating range of colors, quite provocative (the catalog is still available). The museum's presentation was superb. This year we were treated to a tour of paintings by Anna Mary Robertson "Grandma" Moses. Curator Jamie Franklin is incredibly insightful in his ability to convey the immense talent of this remarkable American artist (catalog also available). All art lovers need to put this place on their list!
  • Museum staff was helpful and friendly. The Grandma Moses exhibit was fun, light-hearted and the kids loved that the school house was interactive. It was so thoughtful for the museum to have an exhibit were kids are able to touch and play similar to the children in Moses's era. We also enjoyed the pavilion for an outdoor picnic and explored the wildflower walk. A very enjoyable visit! Thank you
  • staff was wonderful. plenty to see in a relaxed atmosphere

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