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Bennington Potters

Address: 324 County Street, Bennington, VT
Phone Number: 800-205-8033
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Ranked #1 of 7 Activities in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Factory Tours, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Good design, from our hands to yours, since 1948. Come see it made — take a self-guided tour of the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Factory Tours, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Good design, from our hands to yours, since 1948. Come see it made — take a self-guided tour of the pottery works. Our potters enjoy answering your questions. Shop in the historic Grist Mill and Old School House complex. We sell our dinnerware, bakeware, and classic trigger mugs, as well as our own accessories and complimentary glassware, tableware, linens, furniture and more — a unique shopping experience at our Potters Yard. Shop, factory and gardens on 3-plus acres. In downtown Bennington, less than a block off Vt. Rte. 7. Open everyday.

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East Haddam, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ive been coming here since I was a kid. They have beautiful pottery and gifts. They even have discounted items that have very tiny imperfections. Not a place for kids. Very friendly staff!!!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I remembered going here when I was young and just had to come back. I remembered being so impressed with the quality and taste of the pieces there. We took a self-guided tour of where the pottery was made and then it was off to the shop. I couldn't leave without getting something and I got a classic cookie jar... More 

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Portland, Maine
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I've owned Bennington pottery for a number of years and have always wanted to go to the factory. It was a little disappointing. The self guided tour was not very robust and there really weren't any deals to be had at the outlet. I still love the pottery, but I can buy it closer to home.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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122 reviews 122 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

A visit to Bennington Potters has been a tradition in our family for 3 generations now. It is wonderful to see this group thrive. The pottery is second to none. Its great to see some of the new finishes - we bought a few examples - and to see some of the things that have been in my grandmother's and... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Not sure why they have to try to "upwell" with a bunch of crap. I think most folks go there for the Bennington pottery and can get the ticky tacky stuff at Target and Home Goods. What a disappointment that they feel the need to crap up the place with so much junk that's not even made by them.

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We have the original Blue Agate. There is always something new when you visit the potters. This trip I picked up the farmhouse presentation bowl, a batter bowl, and a new coffee/soup mug. Lovely folks to help you always. Love it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This company makes practical, decorative and useful pottery. There is great variety of products available in a fun atmosphere. Most of the products are of good quality and affordable. Don't miss the self guided tour of the workshop for a good understanding of pottery production.

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Chicago, Illinois
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93 reviews 93 reviews
42 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The pottery shop is located in a tall old mill just north of downtown.You can self-tour the production area and learn how they make their famous pottery. They include some very colorful spotted pieces in both green and blue that caught my eye. And at the Welcome center you can get certificates for gifts there. We bought two trays for... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been going to Bennington Pottery since the mid 60s when I was about 10. my parents loved the trigger mugs and would seek out the seconds. What is cool about the original building is the grain shafts and other interior things because it was some sort of grain elevator or processing building. My wife and I have been... More 

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Thomaston, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well designed useful stoneware pottery. The blue agate glaze is classic and unmistakable, a true classic.

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