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Park-McCullough Historic House

1 Park St, Bennington, VT 05257-9212
+1 802-442-5441
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Best Spot in Bennington

I can't think of any other place that embodies the spirit of the Green Mountains better than... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
Markie Jayne V
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A grand old time capsule

The Park-McCullough house was built by a gold rush millionaire in 1865, lived in for a century, and... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Hilton D
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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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1 Park St, Bennington, VT 05257-9212
+1 802-442-5441
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

I can't think of any other place that embodies the spirit of the Green Mountains better than Park-McCullough. There are horses, a lush garden, a beautiful Victorian mansion to explore, hiking and running trails and lots of wildlife to observe. This is my favorite place...More

Thank Markie Jayne V
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The Park-McCullough house was built by a gold rush millionaire in 1865, lived in for a century, and basically abandoned by the family. As a result, it is a kind of time capsule. All the interior is original, as are the furnishings, paintings, and so...More

Thank Hilton D
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

The house was built in 1865 and was the state of art in its time with central heating and hot and cold running water. The house stayed in the family for the next 100 years and most of the furnishings have been left and are...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and three granddaughters went to a wedding there on July 1st.. It was an outside wedding followed by hors d'overes on the veranda. Then dinner and dancing. It was wonderful and one of the best weddings I have ever attended. Bonus--we...More

Thank judith m
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We spent quite awhile looking for the mansion based on Tripadvisor's map and directions - finally gave up. Turns out, the Park-McCullough house is located in NORTH Bennington, a totally separate town. So before you set out for your adventure, check other sources for directions,...More

1  Thank Jack M
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Entering this house is like walking back in time. I loved every single room. The furniture is exquisite and the finishes in the house as well. If you are lucky enough to have the tour guide Mary Feidner, you will leave with great memories because...More

Thank Deborah B
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A beautiful mansion and gardens that gives you a look how things were back in the day. Our tour guide really new her stuff and gave us a great tour. We were also blessed to have a great weather to do it.

Thank rc1950
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A well maintained house just remind to people that there was once a mighty family before who built a prestigious home to be admired by generations to come.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We didn't actually get to go in (just a tour bus group)... BUT a wonderful lady, Muriel, saw us and came out to give us a history lesson on the family that lived there! Beautiful house and grounds.

Thank erwretired
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is a beautiful mansion and gardens that give a glimpse of another age. Built in the 1860's it lacks the over the top glitz of the Newport Mansions but rather shows elegance. Good tour of the house, relaxing garden and yard to enjoy while...More

Thank nysue44
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