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Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument. During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. 
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During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. I went inside The Monument Gift where they not only sold souvenirs from the Battle of Bennington in 1777, but tickets to tour the 306-foot-tall monument. I asked if the monument tour was dog-friendly and they explained as long as the tour guide was okay with it, yes. He was, so we did!

Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument. During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. 
Dog-Friendly Bennington, Vermont

As the tour guide, Dexter, Levi, Chris and I took the elevator ride to the top of the Bennington Battle Monument, the tour guide provided us with a little lesson on the monument’s history. A group of people wanted to commemorate the Battle of Bennington and decided a monument would be a great way to memorialize the battle and at the same time store all the military supplies which had been the object of the battle.

After some funding and design issues, a proposal from John Phillipp Rinn, an architect from Boston, was approved. William Ward of Lowell, Massachusetts was hired as the contractor. The foundation was laid in 1887 and the monument was completed in 1891. The monument is constructed from blue-grey magnesian limestone and rough-faced, with the exception of two horizontal bands near the observatory level. The observation level has 20 eleven-foot slotted openings that provide a wonderful view of the area.

Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument. During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. 
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The tour guide told us we could visit as long as we wanted, there was no hurry. We strolled around the top of the monument, looking out all the windows. From the observation level, we could see Vermont, New York and Massachusetts. The view was amazing and Dexter really enjoyed sniffing the windows. The inside wall of the observation level had large aerial photos of the area. It was quite a unique experience.

Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument. During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. 
Pet-Friendly Vermont Day Trips

After our inside tour of the monument, we went back down to stroll the grounds, which had a number of additional monuments and memorials. The four of us had a really nice dog-friendly day trip visiting Bennington Battle Monument. If you find yourself in the area, grab your dog and camera, and go check it out.

Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument. During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. 
Bennington, Vermont Dog-Friendly Tours


Would this be a dog-friendly destination you would enjoy? Tell me in the comments.

Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument. During our dog-friendly vacation to Vermont, we took a few day trips. One day we headed to Bennington, Vermont and visited the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in Vermont. 
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34 thoughts on “Dog-Friendly Vermont Vacations | Bennington, Vermont | Dog-Friendly Bennington Battle Monument

    1. I love that so many vacation spots are becoming dog-friendly. Us dog parents have a lot to offer.

  1. Dexter is certainly one very well traveled dog, and I must say how handsome he looks in his holiday snaps!! I love reading about dog friendly places, it’s great to hear more and more businesses are becoming dog friendly, which is why when I wasn’t allowed to carry my 8 lb dog into a shop recently, head office heard about it. Your next stop??

    1. Thanks. Dexter loves his sweaters and jackets. We just got back from Minnesota. I think our next big adventure isn’t until May, Myrtle Beach.

  2. I have always wanted to visit Vermont! I will keep this in mind just in case I ever get to travel there. It is nice to know of pet-friendly places ahead of time! I am also glad to see more and more places becoming pet-friendly!

    1. Awesome! We’d like to go back when the weather is warmer. I have quite a few other dog-friendly Vermont posts to write. 🙂

  3. I love Vermont and Bennington is one of my favorite places – though haven’t been there in years. Good to know it is dog friendly. Next time I go, I will have to bring Ruby.

  4. That’s an impressive structure, and I’m impressed it was dog friendly! How wonderful. I’d love to visit this area, I love Vermont!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    1. The monument was amazing. I’m a bit freaked of heights but felt very comfortable inside, no worries.

  5. What a wonderful experience for you and your pup! Nice that they offer a tour with lots of exploring time. One day I would love to visit the area, looks so beautiful.

  6. Beautiful view from the observation level! Looks like Dexter enjoyed checking it out, too. Thanks for sharing another pet-friendly destination!

    1. We really did have a great day. I so appreciate when business allow dogs, it means I can enjoy the place.

  7. I love hearing about dog-friendly spots in New England. I was actually at the Bennington monument when my daughter was touring colleges but we didn’t have any dogs with us on that trip. Next time!

    1. I really enjoyed Vermont and want to go back in warmer weather. We were there for an extended weekend, not long enough.

  8. Dexter looks like he loved getting to go to Vermont! I love historical sites, so I would enjoy visiting this monument. Maybe one day I’ll convince my kitties that it is fun to travel and I’ll take them to see it!

    1. It was so much fun. I wonder if the girls would like the height since cats love being high. 😉

  9. Sounds like you had a great trip! I am glad that your tour guide let Dexter take the tour. I hope one day they change their policy to just be dog-friendly. It would be really disappointing to have a tour guide that wouldn’t let your dog go.

    1. Very true. I would suggest calling ahead if you really wanted to go with your dog. It was an unscheduled tour for us.

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