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Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

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Recognizing the strategic importance of the Battle at Walloomsac, New York as a part of the turning point of the American Revolution, the American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) of the National Park Service has provided grant funding to conduct a cultural resource survey of the site. This survey will study the history of the "Battle of Bennington" through documentary and archaeological evidence.
Learn about how you can get involved with volunteer detecting days, public archeology day, etc.

Route 67
Walloomsac, NY 12090
Latitude 42.933758
Longitude -73.304878

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is the location of a Revolutionary War battle between the British forces of General John Burgoyne and Colonel Friedrich Baum against the American forces under Brigadier General John Stark and Colonel Seth Warner. This battle was fought in August 1777 in a British effort to capture American storehouses in Bennington to restock their depleting provisions. The British forces had underestimated the strength of their enemy and most of their men were killed or taken prisoner while the Americans sustained smaller losses. The British surrendered on October 17, 1777, after two unsuccessful battles in Saratoga. Facilities at the site include game fields, 276 acres, interpretive panels, information room, and restrooms.

Mailing Address
c/o Grafton Lakes State Park
PO Box 163Grafton, NY 12082

Hours of Operation

  • May 1 - Veterans Day
    8am - Sunset, 7 days a week

  • Interpretive panels: 8 am - Susnet.

Deer and small game hunting are allowed in season. Hunting permit dates coincide with the NYS DEC hunting permit dates.

A valid hunting license is required to obtain a hunting permit for Bennington Battlefield.

Hunting is not permitted within 500 feet of any building, road, playground, or parking lot, and all trails are considered safety zones where hunting is not allowed.


Sat 07 May
I Love My Park Day
Saturday, May 7, 2016 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Come join us for the fifth annual I Love My Park Day! Volunteers are needed for a planting project to beautify the picnic area of the park. This project is appropriate for all ages. Participants may bring their own trowels. Please bring water, garden gloves, and a snack. We will meet at the main hilltop parking area.  Green thumbs encouraged! Join us in beautifying the site for Spring! 

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Registration: Required
Thu 12 May
Friends of Bennington Battlefield Meeting
Thursday, May 12, 2016 03:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

The Friends of Bennington Battlefield meet to plan events and other projects that support presentation of the history of the battle. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome. No RSVP. No cost.

Sat 21 May
Nature Hike: Battle Loop Trail
Saturday, May 21, 2016 01:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Learn how to read the landscape on this nature-themed program. Appropriate footwear and attire recommended. RSVP required. No cost.

Registration: Required
Mon 30 May
Memorial Day Walking Tour
Monday, May 30, 2016 04:00 PM
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
(518) 860-9094

Observe Memorial Day by joining us for a tour of the battlefield. Learn how the Battle of Bennington unfolded and about the sacrifices militiamen made in defense of their homes and nascent country. RSVP required. No cost.

Registration: Required

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