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Bennington Potters

324 County Street, Bennington, VT
800-205-8033
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Ranked #5 of 20 Attractions in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

staff is uber friendly, nothing boring in the shops, if you can't find a Vermont souvenir you did not look closely, best news, they ship pottery is perfect wedin, chistmad, birthday, baby gift.

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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61 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This historical museum is much larger than it appears. There are several different rooms, focusing on different events and time periods. My favorite was the Grandma Moses wing. They really are special!!

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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31 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

You can visit the workshop in the back to learn the history and see how things are made. On the day we visited there was only one person was working but she was friendly. Be sure to visit the seconds in the store for discounted pottery.. but be careful for the prices add up very quickly!!

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Monroe, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have been traveling to Vermont for years and never stopped here. My mistake! Tons of awesome pottery and lots of nice things to buy for gifts. Picked up a cute Brie baking snack dish for a friend. Sorry I did not allow more time to spend in Bennington area. Will come back again soon to explore the area and... More

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Bennington, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bennington Pottery continues to evolve with beautiful newer lines of dinner ware. Store also has great selection of linens and other kitchen gadgets. Love to go there !

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San Diego, California, USA
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is mostly a self-guided tour with signs to tell you what is happening at various areas. We didn't understand one of the types of pottery (slipware) and there was a potter there who stopped what she was doing and walked us through the entire process. We had the whole picture at the end and at a very historical production... More

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Joplin, Missouri
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79 reviews 79 reviews
40 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You might want to allow about an hour to explore this store. There are so many styles of pottery here that you may need some time to decide what to explore. We found some great deals in the marked down area too. Lots of beautiful things here, and we loved the fact that they are hand made.

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Fairmount, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

One of a kind pottery and gift shop! This would be a great place to find someone the perfect Vermont gift! Items range in price, but the craftsmanship is brilliant!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Somehow we expected the pottery to be a large corporate operation. The self-guided tour explains that the exact opposite is true. Still a small, closely knit group of artisans create everything the old-fashioned way...by hand, mostly. Not Made In China.....made in Bennington. As a certified shopping pack horse I thought I'd be bored to tears (Hemmings here I come) but... More

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Madison, WI
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

What a fun shopping experience - you can read the history of pottery making in the Southern Vermont area, see the process in a self-guided tour and shop in the wonderful store. As you would expect, the pottery is expensive but enough of a price range to be able to find something as a reminder of your visit.

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