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Bennington Fish Culture Station

Bennington Fish Culture Station

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110 Hatchery Road, Bennington, VT 05201

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Visitor Hours: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm, daily

Scheduling a large group or school tour? Please call (802) 447-2844


Visitor Center: Yes

Public facilities: Yes

About the FCS

The Bennington Fish Culture Station, located two miles from downtown Bennington, is Vermont’s largest fish hatchery. Built in 1916, the hatchery produces brook, brown, and rainbow trout including some of Vermont’s “trophy trout.” Trophy trout are impressive to see and a blast to feed!

The facility’s interesting activities and visitor center make it an attraction for visitors of all ages. Visitors can interact with the fish and possibly get a glimpse of other wildlife like great blue heron, osprey, otter, or mink.


  • Built in 1916, Bennington Fish Culture Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites.
  • Bennington is Vermont’s largest fish hatchery raising only coldwater trout species.
  • The visitor center and fish viewing ponds make the hatchery a major tourist attraction.
  • In addition to raising yearling trout, Bennington Fish Culture Station also produces large two-year old brown and rainbow “trophy trout,” which can grow in excess of 15 inches.

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