The Bennington Fish Culture Station will be closed to visitors from June 3, 2023 to July 31, 2023 for pond renovation. Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you in August.
110 Hatchery Road, Bennington, VT 05201
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.