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Bennington Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Excellent Find out here!

It was wonderful to find this little gem here in Bennington! AND, they were actually OPEN... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Vicki A
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Brunswick, Md.
A quirky collection worth seeing

We began with Grandma Moses and wandered around through the rest of the building, finding a varied... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leanne95014
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Cupertino, California
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 November 2014

I stopped by the museum to see Grandma Moses paintings and only had 40 mins. I wish I had had longer as it was a little jewel of a museum. I love a museum that you can do in a couple of hours as I...More

4  Thank julieEllen
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 November 2013

This museum is disappointing. I brought my children to see the Grandma Moses exhibit. We were not allowed to photograph any of it, presumably because management doesn't want to give outsiders any opportunity to see what a disappointing collection of crap this is. There are...More

3  Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was wonderful to find this little gem here in Bennington! AND, they were actually OPEN!! Bonus! We especially enjoyed the Grandma Moses room with her paintings. There are lots of nice Grandma Moses gift items in the gift shop. The other displays were well...More

Thank Vicki A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice/well kept museum. One room dedicated to Grandma Moses. I found the rifle collection and the Wasp automobile to be interesting.

Thank spinman15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We began with Grandma Moses and wandered around through the rest of the building, finding a varied assortment of art and artifacts that were well displayed. For us Californians, it was an interesting survey of the area, past and present.

Thank Leanne95014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a big fan of Americana and folk art, I was enchanted by the exhibit of Grandma Moses paintings which detail rural America during the early 20th century. The small, intimate scale of the Bennington Museum invites guests to linger.

Thank Experience822990
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a somewhat quirky place with exhibits spotlighting a variety of different areas, good for seekers of all ages. Here you can learn a lot about the Battle of Bennington, or see a large collection of Bennington pottery, or see an eclectic collection of...More

Thank Ken B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had come down from the north and considered going into Robert Frost Museum, but $30 seemed steep for a man who we couldn't name one poem of. This ended up costing $20 and seemed much bigger. The grandma moses exhibit is their claim to...More

Thank Jeff D
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Bennington Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jeff, I am happy that you and your family visited with us and all had a good time at the Museum. Although we are not considered a children's museum, we do look to engage all family members in various galleries, the schoolhouse, and in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a few hours left in our day so we took in the Bennington Museum. My wife is a fan of Grandma Moses so she was not disappointed! Throughout the museum we were treated to items of America's past - medical, toys, sewing machines,...More

Thank TravelinJoe47
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We visited to see the works of Grandma Moses and were not disappointed. There were many of her paintings, a television interviewer and information. There was also Vermont historical items as well.

Thank stevef704
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The museum has a good collection of Grandma Moses art as well as a video interview of her which is very interesting. Her actual one room school house is attached and children are given free reign to read primers and dress up in period clothing....More

Thank Cynthia O
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The museum had the largest selection of original paintings by the noted American primitivist Grandma Moses. I never knew a tny place like Bennington once had a car factory but it did and a reconstructed/rehabilitated vehicle from the 1920s is on display. It also had...More

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Claire S
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Response from Susan S | Property representative |
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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