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Bennington Museum, Bennington

Showcasing the Immense Creativity of Vermont from Earliest Times to the Present

Bennington Museum is the proud caretaker of the largest public collection of Grandma Moses paintings in the world.  From June, 2016 through November, 2017, the gallery dedicated to her work exhibits paintings never before on view.  And from July 1 through November 5, 2017 this gallery is joined by Grandma Moses: American Modern, an exhibition that examines Moses’ work through a modernist lens.  Over 70 of Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses will be on view.

But there is so much more.  From the Military Gallery commemorating the Battle of Bennington to Mid-Century Modern with paintings by Paul Feeley, Jules Olitski and other mid-20th century modernists; Gilded Age Vermont – featuring the 1923 Martin Wasp Automobile to Cabinets of Curiosities, the Bennington Museum celebrates the art, history, and innovation of the region ranging from the 18th century to present.  We look forward to welcoming your groups and providing them with a memorable experience as they explore Bennington Museum.  Wheelchair accessible.

Dates of Operation:
June-October – Open daily 10 am to 5 pm. February- May and November- December, Open Thursday-Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm. Check website for holiday closings

Group Policy and Rates:
Reservations please.  Coach driver and group tour leader received complimentary admission and a 10% discount in the Museum Store.

Self-guided tours allow your group to explore the museum galleries at their own pace.  $8.50 per person.  Allow a minimum of 1 1/2 hours for your visit.

Docent-guided tours can be arranged for the entire museum or particular exhibitions.  Experienced docents well-versed in the changing and permanent exhibitions, can add interesting details to your group’s visit.  A docent-guided tour can take 1 to 2 hours, and be custom-tailored to meet your timeline.  $10 per person and includes admission and our trained docent.

Old Bennington Step-on tour expands the docent-led museum visit to include the Bennington Monument, Old First Church, Robert Frost’s grave site, and, if time permits, a covered bridge, providing information about the history of the area and thereby adding depth to the Bennington experience. $16 per person includes museum admission and our trained docent for your entire visit.  Allow 2 ½ to 3 ½ hours for your visit

Grandma Moses Step-on tour expands the visit to include a trip to Grandma Moses country, her home and Mt. Nebo Gallery.  In addition to a guided tour of the museum’s galleries, one of our trained docents will board the coach to guide your group as they explore the rolling countryside that inspired Grandma Moses.  Stop at the Old First Church and gravesite of Robert Frost, a friend and collaborator of Grandma Moses.  Pass the Bennington Monument and make a stop at the Henry Bridge before taking in the scenic countryside on your way the Grandma Moses home and Mt. Nebo Gallery now home to her great grandson Will Moses.  Great photo ops on this tour.  Our guide will provide information about the artist, how she got her start, and how she came to be so popular.  As a special bonus, all purchases of Grandma Moses merchandise offered in the Bennington Museum Store will be discounted 15%.  $20 per person includes museum admission and our trained docent.  Allow 3 to 3 ½ hours for this tour.

Contact:  Bennington Museum, 75 Main Street, Bennington, VT  05201 802.447.1571