The Old First Church was gathered in 1762, the first Protestant church in Vermont. Much of the early history of Bennington and of Vermont took place in and around the original Meeting House, built in 1763, and the present church, built in 1805 and dedicated January 1, 1806. As a result, the Vermont Legislature, in 1935, designated the church as “Vermont’s Colonial Shrine”.
We warmly invite you to worship with us each Sunday.
September through June: 11:00 am
July and August: 10:00 am
The congregation is the final authority for discerning God’s will for the church. Join church council, boards, committees and social groups.
During “Open Church” season we are open for visits on weekends from Memorial Day weekend to July 1, and daily from July 1 to mid-October (the end of “leaf season”).
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sundays: 1 – 4 p.m.