Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bennington (Vermont) Battle Monument

Vermont is a most beautiful state in any season, but particularly so in autumn.


On a recent day trip, we visited the Bennington Battle Monument. 

(They had haunted tours of it this past Halloween, but we refrained from taking one of those. ha!)




We just enjoyed walking around the grounds and partaking of the breathtaking fall foliage.

One could see all the way to the sun-kissed tops of surrounding hills. Stupendous!


There's a great monument to John Stark there, too. As indicated in the plaque in front of him, he was instrumental in winning the 1777 Battle at Bennington. 

By the way, the battle did not take place where the monument stands.





More than 300 feet tall, the Battle Monument was dedicated in 1891.



It's a great, historical place to visit.


DO YOU ENJOY VISITING HISTORIC PLACES?

9 comments:

Linda O'Connell said...

I always enjoy taking these little side trips with you.

Chatty Crone said...

I am with Linda - these are places I would never ever get to see without you!

Bookie said...



































Susan, Google let me in this morning!!! I remember seeing this monument the first thing when we crossed the state border on our first visit. Never been in the autumn though. Your pictures are so nice to see.








Marta said...

Hello from Spain: nice pictures. I agree with you. Vermont is a great destination. I love meeting villages with history and traditions. Keep in touch

Sandi said...

Vermont is beautiful!

Thanks for posting the photos. I feel like I just visited!

Dee said...

Your fall photo's are absolutely beautiful...especially number two...it would look beautiful framed.Vermont is a magical state.

diane.stetson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE visiting historical places...Next time Grandma Moses museum!

Lady Linda said...

Hi Susan, my friend Wilhelmina lives very close to this monument. I got to visit it last May and I was so impressed. It is so big! I love Vermont. Your pictures are lovely.

Barbara Neubeck said...

... I love the Autumn colours of the trees...So pretty, Susan..
The monument is very imposing... Hugs and blessings... Barb xxx

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