Located in southern Vermont the city of Bennington is the largest city in the southern part of the state. You will know when you have arrived in the city because not only will you be greeted Taconic and Green Mountains and the hospitality of the citizens but soaring 305 feet into the air you will see the source of the community pride. The Bennington Battle Monument stands in commemoration of the Battle of Bennington that took place during the Revolutionary War. Back in 1777 the British began to advance north toward Bennington. They were badly in need of supplies and had heard that there was a large supple depot located there. The Continental Army had already retreated and more weapons and supplies in the British hands could only mean defeat. Aware of the advancing troops general Stark took off to interfere with their march before they could arrive to the depot. As they carried the first American flag into battle Stark said, “There are the Red Coats; they will be ours or tonight Molly Stark sleeps a widow.” The American surprise attack on the British led to a win and forced the British to proceed without their much need supplies. As they proceeded to Saratoga they were finally defeated and it is said the Bennington Battle was the turning point of the Revolutionary War. Today this large monument stands to remember the battle for freedom and is open to visitors. As you ride to the top of the monument you will have the opportunity to see the breathtaking views of Vermont, Massachusetts, and New York.
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If you enjoy the historical landmarks of Vermont you just might want to get off the beaten path a little bit and have a local show you everything the city has to offer. The Backroad Discovery Group offers a tour for everyone. If the historical side is what you’re intrigued in the Revolutionary and Civil war tour will be the one for you. The spacious semi open van will see over 5 points of interest with 15 of them being nationally registered historic places. The winter sample tours will show you the country back roads and mountain sides untouched by humans and left as the snow will fall. The Fall Foliage Tour shows you the abandon marble quarries and alpaca plantation as the season sweeps the landside in a beautiful array of colors. There is a wonderful Maple Sugar tour and if you just can’t pick you can go on the Vermont Sample Tours.