The Monument will open May 28
It It will be open six days a week, 10:00 AM to 5:00PM
Closed on Wednesdays
2022 Events at The Bennington Battle Monument
The events for this season are still in the planning stage. This will be updated as plans are made.
sixJune 14 Tuesday: Flag Day The True history of our colonial flags The History of Flags – what the flag design originally stood for emphasizing the Bennington Flag, The ‘Betsy Ross’ flag and the Gadsden Flag and more Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
June 19 Father’s Day: Take your Father to the Battlefield Bennington monument and Bennington battlefield in New York The self- driving tour starts at the Monument and will take visitors to the Battlefield. A Scenic and historic drive with plaques and markers to read along the way and a historic covered bridge to cross. Driving tour information will be available at the Monument gift shop and includes a brief history of the Battle and the Monument.
July 4 Reading and Celebration of the Declaration of Independence Outdoor seating for a relaxing read of the infamous document. Citizen Mike Chapman will interpret the Declaration of Independence the way it was meant to be brought to the people. The commemoration will continue to the downtown with the ringing of the ‘Bennington Bell’ at the town offices. Time: 12:00 AM to 2:00 PM
July and August Pop up walking tours of Old Bennington, from the Monument to Old First Church and Cemetery Dates to be announced. Historic Evening and Afternoon Walks. Join this guided walk down Monument Avenue, between the Monument and The Old First Church. The guides will discuss the history and architecture of the homes on this route. Please call for dates and times
August 13 and 14: The weekend Celebration of the Battle of Bennington
10:00 PM – 4:00 PM In August of 1777 a decisive battle took place 9 miles from a much-needed storehouse, where the Monument now stands. A small contingent of minute men and farmers stayed behind guarding the storehouse. Reenactors will be onsite to discuss the importance of the Battle of Bennington and what life was like for Colonial Soldiers. An ongoing outdoor event. A Battle re enactment will take place on the Battlefield. Time: 10:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Saturday August 13: The 17th annual Battle Day 5K road race Sponsored by the Friends of the Monument. This is the seventeenth annual Battle Day 5K race. The race starts and ends at the Monument. The course is slightly rolling. In keeping with the Battle Day activities, this race is started with the firing of a cannon or revolutionary war era rifle. Following the 5K race is a 1/2 mile Kids fun Run. Registration forms are available on line: Registration forms are available on line Registration Form https://www.raceentry.com/battle-day-5k-road-race/race-information Registration starts at 7:00 AM Race starts at 8:30 AM
August 13 Saturday
Potluck Dinnert with the Re Enactors
Church Barn 5:00 – 6:30 PM Bring a potluck dish to enjoy conversation and food with the 18th Century Guardians of the Bennington Storehouse
August 13 Saturday
Moodus Drum an Fife Corps presentation
The Moodus Drumm and Fife Corps will march and play on the South Side of the Lawn of the Monument.
Time 12:00 - 2:00 PM
August 14 SUNDAY 2:30 PM
“FOR THE CAUSE”- WOMEN OF THE CIVIL WAR:
A Vintage Visitors Presentation
While Civil War generals, armies, and battles have been the subject of countless books, magazine articles, movies and documentaries, the contributions of women in the conflict have been less noted. Women were no less involved than the men, sometimes in strikingly similar roles. The first woman ever to lead a military mission for the US Army did so in 1863 and she was a woman of color. The only female ever, of over 3500 Medal of Honor recipients, was a Civil War surgeon who struggled for recognition both during and after the War. Women on both sides of the conflict supported their respective causes in ways great and small: from serving as nurses, spies, writers, in battle, in industry, or by simply keeping the fires burning at home. For some, their war activities propelled them toward a new, independent mindset, and more active future roles in society.