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.
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.
May 1 - Veterans Day
8am - Sunset, 7 days a week
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.
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!
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.
Learn how to read the landscape on this nature-themed program. Appropriate footwear and attire recommended. RSVP required. No cost.
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.