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A little about Manchester

Nestled at the foot of 3,816-foot Mount Equinox on Route 7A you will find Manchester Village with its tranquil old-world atmosphere, and Manchester Center a shopper’s paradise with a different welcoming character. Manchester is also home to Hildene, Robert Todd Lincoln’s 412-acre summer estate. We offer four seasons of great outdoor activities and sightseeing. Ski, bike, hike, shop or just take in the views and mountain air.

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The history of Manchester

The town was one of several chartered in 1761 by Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire. It was his custom to name new towns after prominent English aristocrats of the day, hoping they might adopt a patronly interest in their namesakes. Wentworth named Manchester for Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester. First settled in 1764, the town was laid out in 1784. The land was better suited for grazing than tillage, so by 1839 about 6000 sheep roamed the pasturage and hillsides. Other industries came to include iron mines, marble quarries and mills, and lumber companies. The arrival of the railroad from industrialized centers like New York City brought tourists, drawn by Manchester's historic architecture and beautiful setting among mountains. Following the Civil War, the town developed into an affluent resort area, which it remains today.

Contact Information

Address:
39 Bonnet St
Manchester, Vermont
08255

Where is Manchester

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Businesses in Manchester, Vermont

Here is a collection of local Manchester, Vermont businesses. Clicking on the thumbnail image, or the blue "View Member" will take you to that businesses page. We've included some jump links so that you can easily navigate to different categories of businesses. Those, can be found directly below as icons. Or, there is a list of categories in the menu bar.

 

Bennington Potters, Inc.

Art

For over 50 years we've been handcrafting stoneware

 

Tilting at Windmills Gallery

Art

Important national, regional and international artists

 

Inn at Manchester

Lodging

Enjoy 19th century charm with 21st century comforts

 

Suttons Place

Lodging

Walk to area shops and restaurants

 

The Arlington Inn

Lodging

A small family run country Inn

 

The Equinox

Lodging

Historic, romantic and luxurious

 

The Landgrove Inn

Lodging

Discover the rustic charm of this

 

Backroad Discovery Tours

Museums / Attractions

Explore the

 

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

Museums / Attractions

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home; Values into Action

 

Bob's Diner

Restaurants

Good Food, Good Times

 

Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence

Restaurants

Top 10 Best French Restaurant in the US-Travel and Leisure

 

Garlic John's

Restaurants

A favorite for 30 years

 

mio bistro

Restaurants

A freshly prepared International menu

 

Round-A-Bout Cafe

Restaurants

Great food, Great people, Great times!

 

Green Mountain Fishing Guide's

Services

Enjoy a day of fishing with a professional guide

 

Comollo Antiques & Fine Wine

Shopping

American & European treasures and Fine Wine

 

Covey & Nye

Shopping

Outfitters for a lifetime

 

Manchester Sports & Clothing Co.

Shopping

Family owned for over 30 years

 

McWayne Jewelers

Shopping

A family owned jewelry store, with traditional values

 

Wines By George

Shopping

Every selection rated 84+ by Wine Spectator