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Bennington Vermont
Historic Pottery Sites Walking Tour

About Bennington Vermont

Nestled in the mountains of Southern Vermont, in the southwestern corner of the state, is Bennington Vermont, a thriving community with a rich history and abundant activities. Established in 1749 Bennington is located just 14 miles from Williamstown, Massachusetts and 42 miles from Albany, New York. The town and its surrounding communities are rich in the arts, history and outdoor recreational opportunities. Most notable are the Bennington Monument, Bennington Museum, Hubbard Hall, and one of the nation's most prestigious colleges, Bennington College. Numerous gift shops and stores are found throughout the town and surrounding area, plus unique restaurants such as All Days and Onions, Carmodys Irish Pub and the Blue Benn Dining Car. There's plenty of area lodging, some of which we have listed below.

historic pottery sites walking tour map About the Walking Tour

Step back in time to see the elegant homes, colorful families and industrious workers that made Bennington pottery possible. The production of pottery in Bennington Vermont has been a driving force behind the economy since the town was settled in the eighteenth century.

This self-guided tour starts at the Potters Yard on County Street and ends on the corner of School and Pleasant Street, or it can be reversed by starting at Pleasant Street. For over 200 years Bennington has been a center for quality pottery making. Today, the Potters Yard embodies that tradition with goods created in a traditional and hands-on manner reminiscent of times-gone-by.

The Potters Yard is located three blocks north of Bennington's Main Street and the Four Corners. There is ample parking at both ends of the tour. Click on the map and look for the "P" designations.

For those who enjoy a walk, the tour takes an hour, covering about a half mile from the Potters Yard to Pleasant Street. Wear comfortable shoes and layered clothing in case the weather changes. Driving is also an option. If you drive, do it at a leisurely pace.

Lodging & Directions

Below are a couple places to stay that we'd suggest. For a more detailed list of area Activities, Lodging, Restaurants, and Events visit www.Bennington.com.

For Directions to Potters Yard, Click Here

The Eddington House Inn
21 Main Street - P.O. Box 152
North Bennington, VT 05257
Phone: 802-442-1511
The Eddington House Inn

Four Chimneys Inn & Restaurant
21 West Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: 802-447-3500

51 Hannaford Square
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: 802-440-9862
Also, visit www.HamptonInn.com

Harwood Hill Hotel
Route 7A
Harwood Hill Road
Bennington, VT 05201
Phone: 802-442-6278 or

Henry House Inn
Innkeepers Don & Judy Cole
Box 214 Murphy Road
North Bennington VT 05257
Phone: 888-442-7045 or| 

Hampton Inn Bennington, Vermont
The Hampton Inn is a brand new facility. The hotel is booking reservations. We hope you too will plan a trip to historic Bennington Vermont, to explore the abundance of activities, landmarks, shops and restaurants throughout the region, and stay at one of America's newest and most trusted hotel chains - the Hampton Inn.