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Bennington Museum

75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
+1 802-447-1571
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Local history, Grandma Moses and the Gilded Age.

This eclectic museum is widely known for its collection of Grandma Moses art. It also houses... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
M_Freedley
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Massachusetts
Nice Small Museum

The best parts of this museum were the Grandma Moses, Battle of Bennington, and Bennington Pottery... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim B
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Grapeview, Washington
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Celebrating Vermont art, culture, and history with the largest collection of Grandma Moses paintings and 19th-century Bennington Pottery, Battle of Bennington memorabilia and weaponry, and more. New in 2013 - Gilded Age Vermont Gallery highlights...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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+1 802-447-1571
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This eclectic museum is widely known for its collection of Grandma Moses art. It also houses antique firearms, Vermont artworks, an automobile built in Vermont and household and business articles from local people. There is something to enjoy for all ages.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best parts of this museum were the Grandma Moses, Battle of Bennington, and Bennington Pottery exhibits. Other than those three exhibits, I didn't find the others interesting enough to spend much time in. Overall, its a decent museum, but I thought it was a...More

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love history it’s a must, I love history it has plenty of information Grama Moses exhibit is a must very informative, There is a shop and staff are very helpful enjoy a couple of hours wandering and relaxing.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A snowy day in April ended up here. The Grandma Moses exhibit was fabulous. The visuals.. Edward Murrow interviewing her explaining how she paints was quite informative. The special exhibits were interesting as well. The staff was quite helpful and outgoing. Very much enjoy our...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We live in the area and had not visited in years. What a mistake! Interesting, diverse and something for everyone. Jasen Frederickson is an asset to the museum--welcoming with outstanding customer service.

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Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Bennington Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you visited with us and enjoyed the time here. With several galleries dedicated to changing exhibitions, there is always something new to see when you come by. Come back soon.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We stopped by on our way through to Glens Falls, NY. We're familiar with the museum, but had not seen their most recent addition. I couldn't swear to it, but I felt as though the Grandma Moses exhibit used to be inside the school house...More

Thank DrSharonGreenfieldMA
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

If you’re in southern Vermont pay a visit to the Bennington Museum. Perched high on a hill with scenic views the museum is a treasure trove of Vermont’s storied history, including paintings, artifacts, Revolutionary War memorabilia, and a first floor gallery dedicated to the folk...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

to fit the frame! That's what Grandma Moses did, picked up old frames at shops for used furniture, pretty cheap. Then she made paintings to fit 'em. Brilliant, but also, a bit difficult.

Thank Jim J
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Bennington Museum is not glamorous or glitzy, but definitely worth a visit if you like Grandma Moses and are interested in the part Bennington played in the American Revolution. Two wonderful parts of the permanent collection.

Thank BerkshireGal
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

very nice local museum focused on Vermont art, history and Grandma Moses works.Worth the visit to both locals and tourists. Location adjacent to other prime tourist attractions...old bennington, battle day monument, old first church and cemetery where Vermont notables are buried and graves from 1700s...More

Thank Hmy47
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We had our re-opening on February 14 after being closed for 6 weeks. In that time, we built a new Works on Paper Gallery, reconfigured our museum shop and more. The museum is now open Thursday through Tuesday, 10 am to 5... More
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