For those looking for Vermont weekend getaways, the area around our Bennington, VT bed and breakfast has all kinds of great options. Bennington County is as rich in revolutionary war history as it is in natural mountainous beauty. For those travelers who prefer to plan ahead, we hope you will find this list of things to do in Bennington helpful as you plan your vacation. Celebrating an anniversary or birthday? Take a look at our packages and plan the ultimate romantic getaway in New England.
15 Monument Circle, Old Bennington, Vermont Phone: 802-447-0550. A short and beautiful walk from The Four Chimneys Inn. Also, the most visited of Southern Vermont Attractions. In fact, the most visited historical site in Vermont.
Bennington Farmer’s Market
150 Depot Street Bennington, Vermont Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm A pleasant 1 mile walk from The Four Chimneys Inn. And plenty of parking for those preferring to drive. Please note that from November through April, the Farmer’s Market moves inside at the First Baptist Church at 601 Main Street. Visit website for winter hours.
75 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont Phone: 802-447-1571. A lovely 1/4 mile walk from the inn. Summer hours: June 1 through October 30, 10am – 5pm daily. Closed July 4. Winter hours: November, December and February through May open 10 am – 5pm daily, except Wednesdays. Closed for the month of January. The Bennington Museum is known as the trusted caretaker of the largest collection of Grandma Moses art and memorabilia available to the public. Located in the heart of Southern Vermont, the museum’s galleries evoke the rich heritage of this state with collections of paintings to pottery to historical objects and fine furniture.
324 County Street, Bennington, Vermont Phone: 802-205-8033 Approximately 1.75 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn. Visit the largest working craft pottery in the U.S. Learn more about pug mills and forming presses, secret clay recipes, ‘slip’, back stamps and ‘burlaping’. Tours offered daily, year round.
The Bennington (Bennington Center for the Arts)
Route 9-W at Gypsy Lane Bennington, Vermont Phone: 802-442-7158 3/4 mile from The Four Chimneys Inn.
225 South Street Williamstown, Massachusetts 01267 Phone: 413-458-2303 Open Tues-Thurs 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Approximately 12 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn. Photo Credit: Tucker Bair
212 Union Street Bennington, Vermont Approximately 5 minutes from The Four Chimneys Inn. The museum is open Saturday, Sunday and holiday afternoons from 1-4pm year round or by appointment. The museum contains a permanent collection of dollhouses, from simple Cape Cod houses to elaborate Victorian houses. In addition to the dollhouses and many dolls, there also are trains and trucks on display as well as educational toys.
216 West Main Street Bennington, Vermont 3/4 mile from The Four Chimneys Inn.
1005 Hildene Road Manchester, VT Phone:802.362.1788 Approximately 24 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn. Beautiful estate of Robert Todd Lincoln. Self guided tours. A fully restored Pullman car. Cross country skiing and snowshoeing with rentals available.
80 Old Main Street Deerfield, MA Phone: 413-775-7214 Approximately 50 minutes from The Four Chimneys Inn. Historic Deerfield is open daily from 9:30-4:30 during the regular reason, and offers guided tours and self-guided tours of the museums, houses, and buildings. Historic Deerfield also offers special events for families, workshops, forums, lectures, and educational programs throughout the year.
87 Marshall Street North Adams, Massachusetts 01247 Phone: 413-662-2111 Approximately 16 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn.
Route 7A South Manchester, VT 05254 Phone: 802-362-3300 Approximately 25 minutes from The Four Chimneys Inn. The American Museum of Fly Fishing maintains a program of changing exhibitions in its Leigh H. Perkins Gallery that highlights the fly-fishing artifacts of the famous and not-so-famous.
Rte 9 and Monument Avenue, Old Bennington, Vermont Phone: 802-447-1223 The oldest church in Vermont and a very short walk from the Four Chimneys Inn. The Old First Church is also the grave site of Robert Frost.
1 Park Street North Bennington, VT Phone:802-442-5441 Approximately 10 minutes from The Four Chimneys Inn.
Tony Conner Gallery Viewings and Individual Classes by appointment Bennington, Vermont 05201 Phone: 802-375-5548 Rich New England Landscapes available for purchase. Private or group classes on site with advance reservation. Tony Conner is an award-winning artist whose work is regularly included in national juried exhibits. Photo Credit: Tony Conner
Robert Frost Grave
At The Old First Church cemetery Old Bennington, Vermont ¼ mile from The Four Chimneys Inn.
Route 7A in nearby Shaftsbury, Vermont About 7 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn.
12 State Line Road Route 67 on the VT/NY border North Bennington, VT 05257 Approximately 5 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn.
Queechee, Vermont Phone:802-295-1470 Approximately 2 hours from The Four Chimneys Inn. Beautiful setting for lunch with views of waterfalls and covered bridge. Watch the glass-blowers in action in their on-site studio. Photo Credit: Simon Pearce
West Road Manchester, Vermont 05254 Phone: 802-362-1405 Approximately 20 miles from The Four Chimneys Inn.
Revolutionary and Civil War Tours Daily 9:30 – 11:45 am Southern Vermont Sampler Tour Daily: 1-4 pm Phone: 802-362-4997 Tours originate in Manchester, Vermont Approximately 25 minutes from The Four Chimneys Inn.
Vermont Covered Bridges
Bennington County, Vermont There are five covered bridges in Bennington County as well as the Covered bridge museum.
Vermont Covered Bridge Museum
44 Gypsy Lane (at The Bennington) Bennington, Vermont Phone: 802-442-7158 Discover the history and legends of covered bridges in the world’s first museum dedicated to their preservation. The perfect launch point in your tour of Bennington County’s five covered bridges. Approximately 1 mile from The Four Chimneys Inn. Check website for hours.