Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Grafton Lakes State Park
PO Box 163
Grafton, NY 12082
Phone: (518) 686-7109
Phone: (518) 279-1902
Directions: North side of Rte. 67 between Walloomsac, NY, and
VT state line.
WELCOME to Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is the Rensselaer
County, New York location where the Battle of Bennington occurred on
the 16th of August 1777.
Here, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts militia under
General John Stark rebuffed a British attempt led by Colonel
Friedrich Baum to capture American stores. The American victory cut
off supplies to British General John Burgoyne as he made his push
toward Albany, New York and set the stage for his subsequent
surrender at Saratoga.
It was declared a National Historic Landmark on 1961 and was
added to the National Register of Historic Places when the Register
was created in 1966.
It is located on Route 67 in Walloomsac, New York, and is owned
by New York State and by private owners.
Although the battle took place at this site entirely within New
York State, the Bennington Monument, about 10 miles away in Vermont,
also commemorates the Battle of Bennington.
- Interpretive Signs
- Picnic Area
- Scenic Views
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