Visit Bennington College


One of the best ways to learn about Bennington is to visit.

Bennington College Student Center Bennington Campus Downtown Bennington

I spent a weekend in Bennington, Vermont, recently as my son is now a freshman at Bennington College. I expected it to be charming but it exceeded my expectations. Josiah Citrin, chef and owner of two-Michelin-star Mélisse in Venice, California "Where to Eat, Drink and Stay in Bennington, VT, According to Chef Josiah Citrin"

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Things you can see, but are best experienced.

A Top-Rated Campus

Bennington College is rated in the top 10 by The Princeton Review in these categories:

  • Best college dorms
  • Best classroom experience
  • Most beautiful campus
  • Best college theater

Bennington is also ranked one of the Top 10 Colleges with Best Architecture by Architectural Digest.

Prospective Students

When you visit, you’ll meet and talk with students. You’ll get a personalized, student-led tour of the campus. And if you visit during fall or spring term, you’ll get to sit in on a class that interests you.

Use our online calendar to select a day to visit and begin planning your day.

Exploring the Area

Located in one of the Northeast's most renowned cultural corridors, Bennington offers the best of both worlds: top-class cultural offerings amidst stunning natural surroundings.

The College borders New York’s capital district and the culture-rich Berkshires of Western Massachusetts. The town itself is home to the Bennington Museum, while MASS MoCA, The Clark Art Institute, and Williams College are just a short drive south. To the north, Manchester, Vermont, offers shopping opportunities and outdoor adventure along with restaurants and inns.

Bennington Campus

Visit the Campus

Bennington's campus features world-renowned architecture, award-winning student housing, and 360-degree views.

Downtown Bennington

See the Town of Bennington

Shops and restaurants line the main street of Bennington, a classic New England town nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Mass MoCa

Culture amidst Nature

Mass MOCA, the Clark Institute, Williams College, and many other cultural offerings are in the nearby Berkshires.


Hit the Trail

Abundant hiking opportunities and spectacular views are available in all directions.

Manchester at Night

Tour the Shops

Nearby Manchester, Vermont, is a treasure trove of outlet stores and unique independent shops.

Skiing on Bromley Mountain

Downhill all the way

World famous skiing is nearby on Bromley Mountain, Stratton, and many other slopes.


Dive Right In

The hamlet of North Bennington is right next to campus and has a lovely pond, charming general store, and fine dining.