Park-McCullough Driving Tour
The Park-McCullough House, the Mile-Around-Woods, the North Bennington Graded School, the North Bennington Train Station, the John McCullough Free Library and the North Bennington Fire Station are all within easy walking distance of each other. It might be more convenient to leave your car at the Park-McCullough House Parking lot and explore these first six sites on foot.
After exploring the Park-McCullough House and the Mile-Around-Woods, start from the corner of Park Street and West Street. Head South on West Street for one block (0.05 miles). Turn left onto School Street. Go about 0.06 miles. The North Bennington Graded School will be on the right hand side of the road.
From the North Bennington Graded School, continue on School Street another 0.06 miles until you come To Bank Street (Vermont 67A). Turn right onto Bank Street and proceed 0.06 miles until you come to Main Street (Vermont 67). The Merchants’ Bank is on the northwest corner of Main Street and Bank Street.
From Merchants’ Bank, turn left and go 0.12 miles until you come to Depot Street. The train station is on the north east corner of Main Street and Depot Street.
From the train station head back south on Main Street and go 0.23 miles. The John McCullough Free Library will is on the north west corner of Main Street and West Street.
From the John McCullough Free Library, head east on Prospect Street for miles to Nash Street. The fire Station is on the north east corner of Nash Street and Prospect Street.
From the fire station continue on Prospect Street for 0.15 miles. Turn left onto College road. Continue on College road for 0.75 miles until you come to Harlan Road. Turn left. Go 0.16 miles to Bennington College Road. A right turn here will take you onto the campus.
To continue on the tour, turn left onto Bennington College Road and go 0.75 miles to Vermont 67A (also known as North Bennington Road). Turn right and go 0.03 miles to Silk road. Turn right onto Silk Road and go 1.4 miles to Fairview Street. Turn left onto Fairview Street and go 0.56 miles to Walloomsac Road. Turn left onto Walloomsac Road and go 0.14 miles. The Bennington Battle Monument will be on your left.
From the Bennington Battle Monument head south on Monument Avenue for 0.3 miles. This will bring you to West Main Street (Vermont 9). The Old First Church Cemetery is on the south east corner.
From the cemetery, head east on West Main Street (Vermont 9) for 0.2 miles. The Bennington Museum will be on the right hand side of the road. A plaque, commemorating the CorkScrew Railroad, is located at the east end of the parking lot.
From the Bennington Museum continue east on Main Street (Vermont 9) for 0.9 miles until you arrive at Silver Street. The Bennington Free library is on the south east corner of Main Street and Silver Street.