Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

5157 Route 67, Walloomsac, NY

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site

Date of Battle: August 16, 1777

The Battle

Short on supplies and horses, Burgoyne sends a division of mostly Hessians into what is today Vermont. There, General John Stark attacks and defeats the Hessians, in brutal hand-to-hand combat. Hundreds of Hessians are killed or captured. Loyalists are executed. Burgoyne loses another large part of his invading army.

Visiting the Battleground

Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the site of the battle between a detachment from 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.

Address: 5157 Route 67, Walloomsac, NY 12090

Entrance fee: None

When you visit the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site, you can walk the 1-mile Battle Loop trail and read the interpretive panels to learn more about the battle. There are two additional trails, Creek Crossing (.5 mile) and Valley View (1.2 miles), that enable you to walk more of the battlefield.

Check the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site web site for information on hours of operation.

A commemoration of the battle is typically held on August 16 each year. The Friends of the Bennington Battlefield typically host a re-enactment of the battle in mid-August.

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Contributor: This list of major Revolutionary War Battles and descriptions was written by Michael Troy, the creator and host of the American Revolution Podcast, who selected these sites and described the battles.

Photo: Bennington Battle Marker, by Jimmy Emerson, DVM on Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Editor: Creation of this trip, including additional research on visiting these historic sites, by Donna Keesling, editor at The History List.

Updated April 8, 2022

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