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Address: 1 Park St, Bennington, VT 05257-9212
Phone Number:
+1 802-442-5441
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Park-McCullough House is the crown jewel of North Bennington, Vermont....

The Park-McCullough House is the crown jewel of North Bennington, Vermont. Representing 150 years of Vermont history Park-McCullough also serves as a contemporary prism through which citizens of North Bennington and surrounding towns gather to share myriad perspectives and pleasures. The grounds are open daily, and tours are available on weekends. Additionally public programming, theatre and a music series are provided seasonally. Arguably the finest intact Victorian mansion in New England, the house was built in 1864-65 by attorney and entrepreneur Trenor W. Park (1823-1882) who amassed his fortune overseeing the California mining interests of John C. Fremont. Four generations of the family have lived on the property, including two governors, Hiland Hall and John G. McCullough. The thirty-five room mansion stands an important example of American Second Empire Style set on 200 acres in Southern Vermont. The mansion is the perfect venue for unique and memorable weddings and celebrations. Guests may tour the mansion, stroll the grounds, play games on the expansive lawns or relax on the wrap-around veranda during cocktail hour. The Carriage Barn is the perfect venue for live music, receptions and dance.

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If you like history, this is a place to see!

Park-McCullough House doesn't officially open for the season till the end of May but a group of friends was visiting the area and after calling the sight number, a lovely... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2015
Barbara B
New York City, New York
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Just there 8 day's ago. - Nothing in local broucher said anything about** Call ** for reservations - Arrived only to find several ladies having a meeting, & we were told that we had to * Call for Tour Reservations * or come back tomorrow early as they had a group comine in to visit. Told the lady that we... More 

1 Thank Emilie W
Lake Wales, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2015

It hadn't open yet , but was able to drive around it, beautiful gingerbread style craftsmanship on the building, opening soon - worth a trip

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2015

Park-McCullough House doesn't officially open for the season till the end of May but a group of friends was visiting the area and after calling the sight number, a lovely volunteer got back to me and we were able to arrange our own tour. Mary was gracious and inviting and up on her history! This estate is in excellent condition... More 

2 Thank Barbara B
Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

Our tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Really enjoyed our visit & highly recommend.

Thank ShopTherapy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Had only one afternoon to spend in N.Bennington and wow so glad we took a short stroll from our B & B (Eddington House) to see. The house (mansion) ...the grounds...the gardens...the horses... the walking trails..I would never think all that was right there! Beautiful....hope to go back and do a tour inside...peeked in the window ....WOW!

4 Thank RoseDunmorePA
Woodbine, Georgia, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2014

An architectural gem built in 1865. Open only on weekends, but if you are in the area check it out , it is worth it!

5 Thank George T
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

A beautiful gem. The architecture is absolutely stunning. The charm of the estate is so apparent. It is well appointed with time period pieces of furniture and other amenities. It really takes you back to the 1860's.

2 Thank BrentJensen
Mid-Atlantic State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2014

So disappointed I did not get to tour this house. It is closed and there is no indication of when it will reopen.

2 Thank tealuv
Bennington, Vermont
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Reviewed 17 October 2013 via mobile

This is truly one of Southern VT's little treasures, the house still hold the old settings, the grounds are beautiful and the carriage house is amazing, defiantly worth stopping at.

1 Thank Jayims
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2013

You have to be in town on Friday to take a tour, but even on other days it is a beautiful estate worth stopping in to see the grounds. There is also a walking trail just beyond the estate.

2 Thank Joe N

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