Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

A stone block sits on the top of a mountainous area. A clear view of forests below surround it.
Bennington Battlefield

Quick Facts
5157 Route 67, Walloomsac, NY 12090
A series of skirmishes on August 16, 1777 assisted the Americans in gaining the upper-hand against the forces of British General John Burgoyne.

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Information, Picnic Table, Trailhead

Bennington Battlefield preserves the site of a Revolutionary War battle between a detachment from the British General John Burgoyne's invading army and New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont state militia commanded by General John Stark of New Hampshire and Colonel Seth Warner of Vermont. The battle was fought in two engagements on August 16, 1777 and resulted in a decisive victory for the Americans. As a result, Burgoyne's army suffered irreplaceable losses and failed to gather the supplies needed for a timely push on Albany. Burgoyne later surrendered on October 17 after the Battles of Saratoga.

Visitors to the battlefield will find a series of interpretive signs, 2.7 mile trail system, picnic area, and information building. Guided tours are offered frequently during the operating season and by appointment.

Hours of Operation

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

Last updated: October 1, 2022