The 306-foot monument is a state-owned historic site first opened to the public in 1891. Construction began in 1887 to commemorate the August 16, 1777 Revolutionary War battle fought over the military storehouse located on the site where the monument now stands. Scenic vistas of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York are seen from the observation level high within the monument. The monument and gift shop are fully accessible.
Admission to the monument is $5 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 through 14, and children 5 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased in the gift shop, where a fine selection of quality merchandise relating to the battle and the monument, along with gifts for all ages, maple products, books, and more are offered.
Further information can be found at www.historicsites.vermont.gov or www.benningtonbattlemonument com or by calling (802) 447-0550.