Touring Bennington, Vermont

A few weekends ago, my boyfriend came up to visit me and we explored the town I work in (which is about 15 minutes from my house). Even though I pass these places everyday on my drive to work, it’s still fun to go to local museums, stores and restaurants and getting to introduce someone to these places. Plus, now that I have a DSLR, it’s always fun to take photos of anything and everything.

First we visited the Bennington Monument, which is located in Bennington, Vermont. It is the tallest structure in the entire state of Vermont and commemorates the Battle of Bennington, a battle that lead to the turning point in the Revolutionary War. You can actually go inside it and climb stairs to the top, but it wasn’t open on the day we visited it.

bennington monument

bennington vt monument

general john stark

bennington time capsule

After this, we continued the historic tour (and I don’t even like history all that much!) and visited the Bennington Museum. It is the largest art and heritage repository in southern Vermont, and houses diverse collections reflecting the history of early Vermont and areas of New York and Massachusetts.

old car

bennington museum

Good old Abe Lincoln. Not sure what else is going on in this photo, but you can be sure that I thought the naked boy’s butt was funny!

bennington statue

Measuring how tiny my hands are in comparison to the statues. And yes, that is my natural curly hair (for those who always ask!)

grandma moses school

Have you ever been a tourist in your own town (or a nearby town)?


  1. That’s a nice thing to do, I almost never take the time to do things like that. My excuse is always, I’m too busy. But it looks like a lot of fun.

  2. Love the time capsule! That’s epic! Your hair looks great! Mine does the same thing when the humidity here in FL isn’t all wacky (and it usually is).

      1. Mine too! It was very, very thick before I got sick and now it’s getting somewhat back to normal. When it’s shoulder length the curl is awesome, especially if I put a curl booster in it. Now, mid back, it will hold curl for awhile but this humidity is wild. When we move to Alaska I know it will be all out curls. I’m so lazy that I always have it in a bun.. which is okay because the Mister thinks I’m being “fancy” when I leave it down.

  3. Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own town! I think your hair looks really pretty in its natural state 🙂

  4. I didn’t know that you lived in VT! I lived in Manchester for about 6 years and went to high school there! Bennington is pretty town!

    1. I actually live in NY but I work in VT – it’s only a 15-minute drive for me. Manchester is lovely- I need to go to the outlets soon 🙂

  5. I was going to say that I never knew you were from vermont, but I just read your earlier comments and realized you live in NY but work in VT. Makes sense now! I thought I was a totally bad blogger friend for missing that. 🙂

    So cool to take in all the historical elements of a town, isn’t it!

  6. being a tourist in your own town is definitely underrated. looks like you guys had a blast and now I need to visit vermont!

  7. I love being a tourist around the city! It usually happens randomly, but it’s always fun to take in the sights you always pass/never even knew were there.

    ps totes agree about the Abe Lincoln statue. Awkwardd loll

  8. Yay for touring your own town! Austin has so much to offer too, so we try and be tourists every now and again too!! 🙂 It’s fun discovering new things and places in your own city…a little staycation!

  9. The northeast has such a rich history. That’s one of the things I miss since moving from there down to Texas. Dallas is such a young city in comparison. Thanks for the virtual tour!

  10. This looks like so much fun! I love going into the center of town when I go home to my parent’s place. Sometimes you gotta get out of a place to really realize what’s around.


  11. Oh fun! My brother-in-law is from Bennington actually! I’ve never been but I have visited Burlington and Barre, VT! I pretty much only play tourist in DC when we have visitors in town!

  12. How fun! By the way, your hair is gorgeous! Is that how it is naturally? Mine’s wavy/curly…except it’s huge!

    1. Thank you April! Yes, that’s my natural hair. It’s a mix between curly and wavy and it’s kind of beach-y. I cut long layers in mine so it’s not too pouffy (you should’ve seen photos of me before I knew that!)

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