Town of Hoosick



General Information


Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is located in Walloomsac, NY. It is the site 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. Facilities at the site include game fields, 276 acres, interpretive panels, information room, and restrooms.

History of the Barnett Homestead

The Battle of Bennington actually took place in Walloomsac, NY around the Homestead, and at the time of the Battle there was a small cabin near the bridge. The Homestead was built around 1840 by the Barnett family and is a beautiful example of an early neo-classical home with its sweeping staircase, large formal parlor, and intimate "sitting room".

In 1924, the State of New York purchased the battle area and the house. The original plan for the house was to turn it into a museum, but the State turned it into a home for the caretaker. Negotiations for the use of the house for a Visitor's Center started to take place in 2003 between the State and Town.

Today, the Bennington Battlefield State Historic Site is managed through a cooperative agreement between New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the Town of Hoosick.


Programs and Activities


(19 December ) Eleven New Acres Around the Loyalist Breastworks

(11 November ) Veterans Day at Bennington Battlefield

( 16 August ) August 16th Commemoration


(14 December) Winter program at the Caretakers House!

(11 November) Veterans Day Ceremony

(22 Sept) British Encampment

(28 Aug) Here's to a successful Battle Weekend!

(13 Aug) Join Us to Mark the 242nd Anniversary of the Battle of Bennington

(23 Jun) Artifacts recovered from the Battlefield

(15 Jun) Father's Day - Take a Guided Tour

(4 May) A New Season and New Opportunities to Get Involved


(24 Sept) September, October and November Events

(25 Jul) Survey of Bennington Battlefield Is Now Complete!

(7 Jun) We are pleased to announce...

(25 Apr) The 2018 Season Is Just One Week Away!

(9 Feb) There are some big plans in the works!

(21 Jan) Bennington ended 2017 with a wonderful winter wreath workshop


We concluded our 2017 season on Veterans Day, November 11

The 15th it rain'd all day.

What a month!

"Bennington - proved to be the turning point of the Saratoga campaign..."

June in Review

May was a busy month at the battlefield.

April - Mapping the Battle of Bennington

As winter bears down upon us,

February - A new web site - Bennington240

The review process of the ABPP report continues


Last month (Nov.) we hosted a number of hikes and tours

September has flown by

August has come and gone.

Most people know August for the anniversary of the Battle of Bennington, but...


PBS Video

Hollowed Ground: New York’s Forgotten Revolutionary War Battlefields

Friends of Bennington Battlefield



Winter 2020

Summer 2019

Winter 2018

Winter 2017

New e-mail address has been created to facilitate communication within the Friends of Bennington Battlefieldgroup.

If you know of someone who would like to be added to the mailing list, please direct them to contact this address.

Battle of Bennington Re-enactors

Photo by Bob Wilson