Old Bennington Village Town Page

Old Bennington is a unique village of historic homes from the Revolutionary, Antebellum and Victorian eras.  They remain the finest collection of these architectural styles in all of Vermont.  The dominant architectural style is Federal and homes built later, into the 20th century also favored this style. The village is one mile west of the town of Bennington and has its own governance.  It was designated a National Historic District in 1984. 

Directly across from the village green lies a remarkable cemetery of Revolutionary War heroes as well as other notables including Robert Frost and his immediate family. 

The Old First Church was restored in 1937 using the original plans of its master builder and architect, Lavius Fillmore. It was the first church in Vermont.  The first minister of this Congregational Church was Rev. Jedidiah Dewey and his home still remains in the village along with the homes of many other early settlers and leaders of this village.

Chartered in 1749 and settled in 1761, we owe a debt of gratitude to Captain Samuel Robinson who discovered Bennington.  Governor Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire had been charged by King George to settle this territory.  Mistaking the Hoosac River for the Hudson River, Robinson upon returning with his soldiers from his exploration of “The Wilderness” known today as Vermont secured the first grant given and named after the governor in 1749. Endowed with natural beauty, located on a wide plateau west of the town Bennington, Old Bennington has become a remarkable place to own a home.

When the post office officially moved in 1848 to what is now known as Bennington, the original settlement became Old Bennington.  Over time Old Bennington evolved into a residential village as businesses moved to the larger community of Bennington.  The village remains largely residential but three small businesses remain as well as an elementary school that is within the regional school system.  The Bennington Museum, also in the Village features a collection of Grandma Moses’s paintings and broad array of items significant to the local history. 

One outstanding example of bygone days is reflected in the Walloomsac Inn which was originally built by Jedidiah Dewey’s son Elijah in 1771 and still stands, though closed to the public.   Know originally as The Dewey Tavern until after Elijah’s death in 1818, guests before and after the republic was founded included Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison among other notables of the time. The grandest feature in the village is The Bennington Battle Monument commemorating The Battle of Bennington, a significant turning point in The Revolutionary War.

There are some 82 residences mostly on 2+ acres of land with sidewalks shaded by tall trees. We highly encourage you to get a feel for the village and its history by walking from the Old First Church and cemetery up Monument Avenue, stopping to read the commemorative plaques recognizing our heroes in the Revolutionary War and ending at the Bennington Battle Monument.

We are close to the many cultural and year round recreational activities throughout the region.  If you cherish history and elegant historic and vintage homes you must put this village on your list of possibilities.

Old Bennington

11 West Road Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT11 West Road

Price$875,000

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MLS Number 4701683

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 6

The historic importance of Tichenor Place, constructed by Isaac Tichenor in 1788, cannot be overstated as on the wall in the second floor hall is a section of the original wallpaper dating from 1800 that commemorates the passing of the nation's first president, George Washington. George Washington knew Isaac Tichenor well as Tichenor was his assistant Deputy Commissary for the Northern District during the Revolutionary War. When President Washington passed away in 1799 the Boston Paper Staining Manufactury created a commemorative wallpaper "Sacred to Washington", that was sent to the Governors of the then 16 states. The paper is divided into sections by Doric columns topped with classical arches. A funeral monument in the shape of a large urn is the central motif surmounted by an eagle shielding his head under his wing. Justice and Liberty stand leaning on the monument. Justice is blindfolded and Liberty lifts her hand to her face as though mourning the death of the great leader. The Governor Isaac Tichenor House is a masterpiece of elegant historical Federal design with the finest of modernizations. 12 main rooms including library, 6 bedrooms, 5 baths, 6 fireplaces. An attached three car heated garage plus 5.7 acres with an active pond, clay tennis court and prominent view of the Bennington Battle Monument. If you are passionate about our country and Vermont, you will be passionate about this house and the story that goes with it.

Listed by Kathleen Hoisington of Hoisington Realty, Inc.

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Old Bennington

74 Monument Avenue Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT74 Monument Avenue

Price$675,000

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MLS Number 4642740

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 4

Rich in Revolutionary War history and reputed to be the oldest continuously occupied home in Vermont, this handsome 1763 Federal is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Retaining many original features including 4 marble fireplaces, 22" wideboard pine flooring and paneling throughout, along with a hand painted mural above the former kitchen fireplace depicting Old Bennington at the beginning of the 19th Century. A tasteful 1920 addition, featuring a recently renovated, stunning and tastefully appointed kitchen with marble countertops, top of the line stainless appliances including separate steam oven, blend in seamlessly with the original structure. Offering 4 large en-suite bedrooms with full baths, including one currently in use as a den; large living room and adjoining library with built in bookcases; large dining room with fireplace; bright Butler's pantry with prep sink, corian counters and ample storage perfect for entertaining. Handsome foyer, bright office/study and half bath round out this well laid out and proportioned first floor. Elegantly situated on 3.64 lush acres offering a private bluestone terrace off the kitchen, marble courtyard, scenic mountain views, manicured lawns, mature landscaping with stonewalls and gazeebo present this property magnificently. Separate 3 bedroom guest cottage off the courtyard and 35' x 23' lightfilled studio with hard wood floors and vaulted ceiling round out this exquisite offering.

Listed by Suzan Yucht of Hoisington Realty, Inc.

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Old Bennington

33 Monument Avenue Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT33 Monument Avenue

Price$579,000

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MLS Number 4716607

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bedrooms 3

Presenting for the first time this grand Old Bennington residence built in 1930 with architectural detail honoring classic historic Colonial home appointments. This home is immensely comfortable, elegant and easy to take care of due to its premier construction, new kitchen, oak hardwood floors, newer furnace and numerous Anderson replacement windows with e glass. First and second floor sunrooms frame Mount Anthony while stonewalls, gardens and white picket fencing define the property. Traditional floor plan with entry hall; open stairway with oval frosted glass window, soapstone faced fireplace in the formal living room, formal dining room, den, cherry cabineted kitchen with views and French doors to deck. Three second floor bedrooms, each with full bath, additional full bath on the main level and ground level billiard room updated with work and study areas. Slate roof. New 2-car garage, 1.10 acres.

Listed by Kathleen Hoisington of Hoisington Realty, Inc.

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57 Monument Avenue Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT57 Monument Avenue

Price$519,000

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MLS Number 4788077

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 5

Exquisite Center Hall Colonial on the Village Green in Old Bennington. A true show stopper of a home featuring 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Large and inviting, the Dr. Noadiah Swift House has seen many renovations without compromising the gorgeous original details that abound in the home. Formal living room with gas fireplace, renovated kitchen, breakfast nook, and a large formal dining room all with plentiful windows which allow the rooms to be flooded with natural light. The true heart of the home is the amazing attached carriage barn with huge soapstone fireplace, rustic beams, and vaulted ceilings. The second floor features a master bedroom with walk-in California Closets and a master bathroom reminiscent of old Hollywood glam! Not to be overlooked is the recent renovation of the guest bathroom with geometric black and white tile and luxurious finishes. This grand home sits on a generous lot with a lovely stone patio for al-fresco dining in the summer. The thoughtfully designed gardens are lush and include mature plantings, landscape lighting and stone walls. Fall in love with this gracious home and enjoy the beauty of quintessential Vermont! A perfect location in the village with easy access to NY and MA.

Listed by Angela Bevin of Maple Leaf Realty

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34 Monument Avenue Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT34 Monument Avenue

Price$369,900

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MLS Number 4730296

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4

Located in historic and prestigious Old Bennington this colonial style home offers old world charm and modern convenience. Known locally as The Spargo House, the home was owned by the historic author John Spargo, who later went on to be the founder and curator of The Bennington Museum in 1927. Situated on 1.0 +/- acre and offering 4 bedrooms including a large master suite, 2 full and 1 half baths, large eat-in kitchen that has been completely updated, bright and sunny formal dining room, living room, family room with fireplace, den/office and much more. Some terrific wood floors, a wonderful rear deck and patio, 1 car basement garage and large rear yard complete this great home.

Listed by Brenda Jones of KW Vermont - Brenda Jones Real Estate Group

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12 West Road Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT12 West Road

Price$324,000

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MLS Number 4755890

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bedrooms 4

A terrific opportunity in Old Bennington awaits you. Well cared for with updates, she still has the feeling of history. Retaining much character and charm offering 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, hard wood floors throughout, eat in kitchen with adjacent large Butler's pantry, dining room, large living room with wood burning fire place and French doors that open onto terrific light filled enclosed porch will make any sized gathering a delight. The mudroom and laundry off the kitchen round out the first floor. You will find a sweet spot to perch on the mid-level landing with window seat as you head up to the second floor, where you will find 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, plenty of linen and storage built-ins. The Master suite opens into a terrific light filled sitting room, office, studio, your choice. You may never want to leave your bedroom again. Three of the 4 bathrooms in the house have all been updated, while 4th bath with claw foot tub remains as it was back in the day. Huge walk up 5 dormer attic with cedar closet can be put to its next best use. Spray foam insulation in attic and basement, partial new roof, painted interior and partially painted exterior are among the many benefits awaiting her next owner. Great Old Bennington location, near Monument and Main Street with direct easy access to Albany. A pleasure to show.

Listed by Suzan Yucht of Hoisington Realty, Inc.

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41 Bank Street Bennington VT 05201

Bennington, VT41 Bank Street

Price$289,900

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MLS Number 4783658

  • Residential Single Family
  • Village Old Bennington
  • Construction Existing
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bedrooms 4

Wonderful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home in the heart of Old Bennington Village. Featuring a terrific chefs eat-in kitchen with soapstone island, granite countertops, gas cook top and double wall ovens make cooking and entertaining a delight! Large tastefully paneled family room with wood burning fireplace flanked by built ins, light filled dining room, 3 season sun room, office nook and half bath round out the first floor. With 4 second floor bedrooms including large Master with walk in closet and built-ins, 2 full baths, laundry room with skylights - what more could you ask for? Freshly painted inside and out, with all systems up to date, it will be easy to fall in love. Convenient location between Monument and Country club with easy access to Albany and points west.

Listed by Suzan Yucht of Hoisington Realty, Inc.

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