We stopped during the last few days of the season and it was very easy to take pictures & ride the elevator to the top - no crowds. The fee has gone up from $2.00 to $3.00, which is no big deal & I feel like it's more of a contribution. Not real sure why the elevator guy needs a tip jar - he only has to push a button & there's only one button. Nice guy though.
This is a very nice & respectful tribute to those who fought in the Battle of Bennington. The gift shop had some neat things in it. Would certainly recommend as a historical monument. Very nice that the windows actually opened at the top.