About Monument House
This lovely home built in 1828, is found on two acres of gardens, lawns and meadow, just down the street from the historic Bennington Battle Monument in the Old Bennington Historic District.
The Walsh/Baldwin family has owned Monument House since 1924. Mary Walsh bought the house from the granddaughter of the original owner, Uel M. Robinson. Our family has had the privilege and pleasure to be the stewards of this historic home known as Monument House for nearly 100 years.
The first floor has a formal library-styled parlor, perfect for a quiet read. The family room, the original kitchen, has a wood burning fireplace. It is a great place to gather for enjoying a drink and watching the fire or a bit of TV. Meals may be enjoyed in the separate dining room or in the updated kitchen at the antique kitchen table. One bedroom, with a full bathroom with a tub/shower en suite, is conveniently found on the first floor.
Upstairs on the second floor, there are two bedrooms. One bedroom overlooks the back garden through a big bay window. The front bedroom overlooks Monument Avenue. Each bedroom has two beds, one double bed and one twin bed.
The sleeping porch with one twin bed and a small daybed, is enclosed and usable throughout the fall. There is also a cozy T.V. room with a couch, daybed and printer.
The upstairs full bath has a vintage deep claw-footed tub with a shower ring. A half bath is next to the sleeping porch.
There are three districts within the town today: the Historic District of Old Bennington, Downtown Bennington and North Bennington.
Of these, Old Bennington is the original settlement, dating back to 1761. Historically, Bennington is known for the Battle of Bennington, fought during the Revolutionary War although the battle was actually fought a few miles to the west in New York. On August 16, 1777, Gen. John Stark, Seth Warner’s Green Mountain Boys, and the Vermont militia founded by Ethan Allen defeated troops under German Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum.
The Old Bennington Historic District has 93 buildings and is noted for its well-preserved Revolutionary War era homes, as well as being one of the earliest settlements in Vermont. The centerpiece of the district is the Old First Church (built in 1806 and restored in 1937) and the Bennington Battle Monument opened in 1891. At 306-feet (93 m) high, the stone obelisk is the tallest structure in Vermont.
Monument House is in the historic district of the Village of Old Bennington the original settlement of Bennington.
The town of Bennington, just down the hill from the Village of Old Bennington, offers a wide variety of shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.
North Bennington is home to the Park-McCullough House, Bennington College, vibrant community art displays, and restaurants including Pangaea, The Roasted Bean and Power’s Market along with a collection of public artworks.
There are many local Bennington attractions, including the Bennington Battle Monument, the Old First Church, with unique box pews and cemetery where poet Robert Frost is buried, the Bennington Museum, which includes works of the famous primitive artist, Grandma Moses as well as current artists.
Bennington College is in North Bennington, through the Silk Bridge, one of Vermont’s picturesque, covered bridges. Manchester Center offers outlet shopping, and Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s family home.
Local ski areas, Stratton Mountain and Bromley are also with an hour drive. Nordic skiing areas are Hildene, Manchester, Vermont and Prospect Mountain, Woodford, Vermont.
The Famous Vermont Country Store, in Weston, is a beautiful 45-minute drive. King Arthur Flour
Bennington is also close to both Massachusetts and New York. Albany, New York, is less than an hour’s drive, and Boston, New York City and Montreal are just three hours.
Amenities of Monument House
- Internet Wireless Internet Comcast High Speed
- Comcast TV Cable
- Linens supplied
- Towels Provided
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Basic Soaps
- Telephone land line
- Hair Dryer
- Air conditioning
During the summer, room air conditioners are placed in the bedrooms.
- Fireplace Wood burning fireplace. Wood for at least one fire is provided.
- Fully outfitted kitchen.
- Dishwasher: Dishwasher soap supplied
- Stove Electric: glass top with two ovens
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pots, pans, and bakeware
- Coffee Makers: There are several types and sizes!
- Keurig, with twelve cup capacity choice, percolators, pour over drip. French press, Italian Moka espresso maker. Please bring your own fresh coffee and Keurig pods. You are welcome to use what is already in the kitchen.
- Insta Pot
- Pantry Items
- A few food staples, such as tea, spices, and refrigerated condiments. Help yourself to what is there!
- Gas and briquet grills outside in the summer
- Washing machine and clothes dryer in the basement
- A choice of laundry soaps and softeners are provided. Unscented and scented.
- Iron & Ironing Board in the pantry closet.
Baby & toddler items
- Child’s Highchair
- Inflatable sleeping bag beds
- Baby gates
- Games and books for children
- Televisions: one in the fireplace room and one in the TV room upstairs
- High speed Internet by Comcast
- Cable TV by Comcast Cable
- DVD Player
- Games Puzzles and games
- Video Library
There is parking for one car in the garage. A small second car can be parked on the driveway if it does not block the sidewalk. Cars may be parked on the street during the summer and fall but not during the winter due to snow plowing. Cars may be parked next to the garage except during mud season.
- Smoke detectors are in each of the bedrooms and living areas. Carbon monoxide detectors are in the basement, first floor and second floor. All detectors are monitored by Alarms of Berkshire County.
- Fire extinguishers: There are two aerosol can-style extinguishers which are safe on all types of fires. One is in the Kitchen. One is in the half bathroom closet upstairs near the sleeping porch.
- Exterior lighting the front of the house has a porch light, motion activated.
- First aid kit. There are two basic kits with bandages. One in first floor bathroom and one on second floor bathroom.
- Fire station contact (802) 442-1051 or 911
- Police contact (802) 442-1030 or 911
- Hospital contact (802) 442-6361 or 911
- Emergency exit route There are two flights of stairs, one at the front of the house and one at the back of the house.