onument House is located in the heart of the Village of Old Bennington, nestled in the southwest corner of Vermont, on the eastern slope of Mount Anthony of the Green Mountain chain.
This lovely home built in 1828, is located on two acres of gardens, lawns and meadow, just down the street from the historic Bennington Battle Monument in the Village of Old Bennington.
The first floor has a formal library-styled parlor, perfect for a quiet read. The family room, the original Kitchen, has a wood burning fireplace. It is a great place to gather for enjoying a drink and watching the fire or a bit of TV. Meals can be enjoyed in the separate dining room or in the updated kitchen at the antique kitchen table. One bedroom is conveniently located on the first floor.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms. One bedroom overlooks the back garden through a big bay window. The front bedroom overlooks Monument Avenue. Each bedroom has two twin beds.
The sleeping porch with one twin bed is enclosed and usable throughout the winter. There is also a cozy T.V. room. The upstairs full bath has a vintage deep claw-footed tub. A half bath is adjacent to the sleeping porch.
Bennington is close to both Massachusetts and New York borders. Albany, New York, is less than an hour's drive, and Boston, New York City and Montreal are just three hours.
The historic town of Bennington offers shopping, restaurants, and entertainment within walking distance.
Bennington was chartered on January 3, 1749 by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth and named in his honor. It was granted to William Williams and 61 others, mostly from Portsmouth. New Hampshire. The town was first settled in 1761 by families from from Massachusetts, led by Capt. Samuel Robinson, who camped in the river valley on his return from the French and Indian War.
The town is known primarily for the Battle of Bennington, fought during the Revolutionary War although the battle was actually fought a few miles to the west in New York. On August 16, 1777, Gen. John Stark’s 1,500 New Hampshire Militia defeated 800 troops of German mercenaries, local Loyalists, Canadians and Indians under German Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum. German reinforcements under the command of Lt. Col. Heinrich von Breymann looked set to reverse the outcome, but were prevented by the arrival of Seth Warner’s Green Mountain Boys, the Vermont militia founded by Ethan Allem.
There are three historic districts within the town today: Old Bennington, Downtown Bennington and North Bennington. Of these, Old Bennington is the original settlement, dating back to 1761 when Congregational Separatists arrived from Connecticut and Massacjhusetts. It is roughly bounded by the former Rutland railroad bed, Monument Avenue, West Road, Seminary Lane, Elm and Fairview Sreets. The district contains 93 contributing buildings and objects and is noted for its well-preserved Revolutionary War era homes as well as being one of the earliest settlements in Vermont. The centerpiece of the district is the Old First Church (built in 1806 and restored in 1937) and the Bennington Battle Monument opened in 1891. At 306-feet (93 m) high, the stone obelisk is the tallest structure in Vermont.