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Bennington Potters

Address: 324 County Street, Bennington, VT
Phone Number: 800-205-8033
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory tours, Historic sites, 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: Factory tours, Historic sites, 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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ny
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I too have been coming here for years...My tastes have changed over the years, but can always find a pattern/glaze to suit me. This trip switched to the green on black glaze.If in need of agift for a special occasion....This lovely pottery will last a life time. Since I was buying for myself, I purchase the seconds. such minimal imperfections.......I... More 

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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My parents were going to the Bennington Potters since the 1960s to get the famous trigger mugs, typically seconds. they still sell them. The building still as many characteristics of the grain elevator that it was back many years ago. Great place to visit.

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Cambria, California
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

An active and historic pottery offers a stunning gift shop and the wonderful experience of viewing the making of each handmade piece onsite.

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Southington, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have owned Bennington Pottery for over 30 years and it really stands up over time. When my best friend started collecting it, my husband and I decided to buy her a piece for her birthday. We love this gift shop and the pottery is wonderful. It can be baked, frozen, microwaved, and washes up in the dishwasher beautifully, year... More 

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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
4 helpful votes 4 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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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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26 reviews 26 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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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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