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.
*The Second Annual Geocache Challenge will begin on Saturday, May 25 and continue through November 11, with prizes at all 16 parks and historic sites within the Saratoga-Capital District Region. Please see the flyer for details. Download the 2013 Geocache Passport here.