Description - Bennington Battlefield is located northeast of Hoosick Falls along SR 67 offering a view of the site where a Revolutionary War battle took place in August 1777 in a British effort to capture American storehouses in Bennington to restock their depleting provisions. Park amenities include interpretive signs, trails, game fields and picnicking.
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Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site
- Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is the location of a Revolutionary War battle between the British forces of General John Burgoyne and Colonel Friedrich Baum against the American forces under Brigadier General John Stark and Colonel Seth Warner. This battle was fought in August 1777 in a British effort to capture American storehouses in Bennington to restock their depleting provisions. The British forces had underestimated the strength of their enemy and most of their men were killed or taken prisoner while the Americans sustained smaller losses. The British surrendered on October 17, 1777 after two unsuccessful battles in Saratoga. Additional facilities at the site include game fields.
Recreation - Amenities at Bennington Battlefield include hiking, picnicking, scenic views and game fields. Picnicking is handicapped accessible. The park is open May 1 through Labor Day, daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Labor Day through Columbus Day, weekends only 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Climate - The historical area has a varied climate with average January temperatures ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 to -6 degrees Celsius). Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region ranges from 36 to more than 44 inches of rain and snowmelt. A slender parcel along the eastern state line receive the heaviest precipitation.
Bennington Battlefield is located northeast of Hoosick Falls along SR 67.