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Bennington Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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DEFINITELY WORTH THE STOP

Everyone suggested seeing the Grandms Moses exhibit- and it Is extensive and enjoyable. But... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
tastesatisfied
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Awesome surprise!

We ended up in Bennington in October looking for Jane Stickle's quilt. We found it - on display... read more

Reviewed 24 December 2018
Pat O
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Potomac, Maryland
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Bennington Museum - a Museum of Art, History, and Innovation. Home to the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings and 19th-century Bennington Pottery, it also presents Battle of Bennington memorabilia and weaponry, and Gilded Age...more
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75 Main St, Bennington, VT 05201-2885
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

Everyone suggested seeing the Grandms Moses exhibit- and it Is extensive and enjoyable. But there’s lots more. I especially enjoyed the informative exhibit about the Battle of Bennington - the history of the region (NY vs VT vs NH) preceding it. Great learning opportunity for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018

We ended up in Bennington in October looking for Jane Stickle's quilt. We found it - on display - at the Museum. Along with a wonderful Grandma Moses exhibit, furniture collections, and an amazing graveyard in the back, the visit was more than we expected....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This museum houses a delightful collection of Grandma Moses pictures, art supplies & well curated history of her life & work. There is also a video interview of her which is interesting. And, if you are taking children along there is a terrific interactive room...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Experience822990
Reviewed 22 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jeff D
Susan S, Public Relations Manager at Bennington Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

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 16 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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