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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
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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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A trip back in time

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
rc1950
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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 sitting on the veranda.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Park McCullough House has a rich history . It is set in beautiful grounds which have mature trees and garden. There is even a playhouse replica of the house. The tour was fascinating and the tour guides enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Our guide was able to combine the details of architecture with the details of family history. Allow a reasonable time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Plan to see the inside too. I have heard great things about it, but we were not there on a day it was open. We toured the grounds, the gardens, and saw the draft horses. There was a foal as well. They were wither Belgian Creme or American Creme Draft Horses. When we were done with the grounds we took... More 

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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I still have not toured the home itself, but we have enjoyed the grounds at various times of the year. It's as beautiful in the snow as in the springtime and autumn. It's the showpiece of North Bennington, and I highly recommend taking a walk around here whether it's open or not whilst you're tooling around the area enjoying the... More 

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We traveled to the Park McCullough house to see where our self portrait of Sister Mary Veronica lived. She was the daughter of Lizzie and John McCullough and left home to become an Episcopal nun. She created her self portrait at age 76. We gave it to the Park McCullogh house and are happy that Sister Mary Veronica has in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

A very interesting tour is offered when the place is open, which at this point is Friday, sat and Sunday. On the other hand, the grounds are always open and there is a wonderful trail system which is part of the Mile Around Woods on the property. Many folks walk their dogs off leash on the woodland and field trails,... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We had no idea what to expect but I love touring old homes so we stopped in. The home was donated with all the original furnishings. The tour guide on the lower level seemed more knowledgeable than the one who did the upstairs tour. Maybe she was having a bad day. The Park-McCullough House was worth a visit.

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