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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 was completed in the fall of 2015 and the results will be made available later in 2016.

Route 67
Walloomsac, NY 12090
Latitude 42.933758
Longitude -73.304878

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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, 375 acres, interpretive panels, information room, and restrooms.

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

Permits must be applied for in person, either at the Grafton Lakes State Park Office or by appointment with David Pitlyk. Call 518-279-1155 for inquiries on office hours at Grafton or 518-860-9094 to create an appointment at Bennington. Permits are free but those wishing to obtain them must present valid back tags. While hunting at the site all applicants must observe all applicable New York State laws and regulations as well as Parks policies. 

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Amenities, Activities & Information

  • Amenities
  • Interpretive Signs
  • Scenic Views
    • Activities
    • Hiking
    • Picnic Area (Accessible)