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Bennington Potters

324 County Street, Bennington, VT
800-205-8033
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Factory Tours, Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Bennington, Vermont
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The store is just great and the pottery is wonderful - though there's much more in the store than just pottery! The children will love the life sized statues of the cow and moose that have their bodies outside the shop and their heads inside! One hint that shoppers should always know: there's a "seconds" corner where you can find... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I enjoyed watching the pottery being made. I also liked the excellent variety of decorative items, furniture, pottery, candles, etc. in the store.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

A trip to the Bennington Potters is always a great time. For those like myself, it is an oasis for gift shopping. These are gifts your friends and family will cherish and use for years. Lots of great pieces and ideas to expand on. The sales staff are super friendly and during the holidays do a great gift wrap. The... More

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

There is a large variety of plates, cups, bowl, and other things. We now use some of these pieces all the time. Tour the pottery factory then pick up something made right there.

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Michigan
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

This is a great self guided tour, but you really get to see the process of how the pottery comes to life. The workers are so nice and willing to answer questions you may have. The glazes are beautiful!

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I suppose that our current economy, involving the interests and spending habits of tourists, millennials, and online customers, must now drive the 2013 marketing efforts of Bennington Pottery. However, many of us remember when a 1970s visit to the Bennington Potters' Yard meant an opportunity to purchase lots of slightly-irregular but well-designed pieces at affordable prices .... and this made... More

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NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This place has become a tourist attraction, with a large store that sells much more than pottery. It's basically high end schlock, but the pottery is great.

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Boston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

It was fun to see the pottery factory and walk through the store. And to top it all off, the tour was free!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

While the pottery and other goods are beautiful, it's almost as though they don't want you to buy anything. Checkout is slow and tedious and the employees move slower then molasses.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We visited their retail store in town on our New England / Montreal Fall Foliage vacation as it was so highly recommended to us by a friend. It's a beautiful store and it has great looking functional pottery. We bought a few pieces and paid to have it shipped so we wouldn't have to deal with the airlines. But we... More

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