Parking is available in our free on-site parking lot. In inclement weather, passengers may be discharged at the door. Reserved wheelchair accessible parking is designated closest to the entrance. Adequate space for motorhomes and other oversized vehicles, including buses, is located along the wood line toward the rear of the lot.
Bennington Museum welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to making the collections and programs accessible to everyone. Wheelchairs, walkers, rubber tipped canes, children’s strollers, and service animals are permitted throughout the museum. A wheelchair is available for use free of charge on a first-come basis. Verbal description gallery tours and sign language interpretive services are available with advanced request.
We invite you to photograph and video the exhibitions on view, and welcome your sharing them on your favorite social media site. Please tag us. There is however, no photography allowed in the Grandma Moses Gallery. Flash photography, lights, and tripods are not permitted in any of the galleries. Professional photography is not permitted without prior arrangement with Bennington Museum’s Marketing Director.
Sketching and copying
Visitors may use graphite pencils, sketch pads, and notebooks in the galleries. Please stay at least three feet from a work while sketching or writing.
Cell Phone Use
Please take phone calls outside the galleries. Several exhibits have QR codes linking to audio content. Please use headphones to enjoy these audio experiences.
Umbrellas are not permitted in the galleries. They may be stored in the Coat Room just off the main entrance. Outerwear may be worn in the galleries, but you may be more comfortable if it is left in the coat room. You may find the galleries cool, even in the summer months, and wish to bring along a sweater or light jacket.
Please do not bring backpacks or bags/purses over 12” into the museum. Please note that all items brought into the museum are subject to search. Backpacks, carriers, and purses worn on the back may not be worn in the galleries.
Food and Drinks
Food and drinks (including water bottles) are not permitted in the galleries except for persons who need to carry water for medical reasons.
Smoking is not permitted on the museum property including the pavilion, Hadwen Woods and George Aiken Wildflower Trail.
Pets are not allowed inside the museum. Please do not leave a pet unattended in your car or tied outside the museum building. Service animals are permitted. Pets are welcome on the outdoor Museum trails.
Lost and found
Report a lost or found item at the Visitors’ Services Desk or to the security guard on duty.