Bennington Battle Monument in Vermont
I got to Vermont next right after my trip to New Hampshire. I arrived in Vermont around 2200H, checked in a hotel and called it a day. The next morning, I was having difficulty where to head. It was hard to look for a tourist attraction in Vermont since most tourist spots were either the mountains or a skiing location. I only have a day to see the state and following trails to go to the mountains is not feasible in my current schedule. Thus, I ended up looking for an attraction near me. I was in Pownal, VT at that time. I saw this historical site which was located in the next town so, I visited the Bennington Battle Monument in Vermont.
Bennington Battle Monument is a 306-foot high stone obelisk located at 15 Monument Circle in the town of Bennington. The monument stands to commemorate the battle of Bennington during the American Revolutionary War. The battle that happened back 1777 between the soldiers of the New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts against the British army took place and named it the Bennington Battlefield, now, considered a U.S National Historic Landmark.It is owned by the state of Vermont and is supported by the Friends of the Monument which is non-profit volunteer group. A small fee is charged to enter the Monument and to ride the elevator to the viewing platform. For adult, it was just for USD5. The entrance tickets were available at the Gift Shop right across the monument.
Upon getting to the observation deck, tourists will be in awe with the sights. From this level reached by the elevator, people can see the valleys and rolling hills of Vermont, New York and Massachusetts.
Bennington Battle Monument is the tallest structure in the state of Vermont. It serves the purpose of reaching out to the people so that everyone will commemorate the past and learn the history. We are lucky that the Friends of Bennington and the state got to preserve the obelisk. The staff were knowledgeable about what happened and they were able to impart the series of events.