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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

39 Bonnet St
Manchester, Vermont

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Businesses in Manchester, Vermont

Here is a collection of downtown 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.


For over 50 years we've been handcrafting stoneware


Tilting at Windmills Gallery


Important national, regional and international artists


Inn at Manchester


Enjoy 19th century charm with 21st century comforts


Suttons Place


Walk to area shops and restaurants


The Arlington Inn


A small family run country Inn


The Equinox


Historic, romantic and luxurious


The Landgrove Inn


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


Good Food, Good Times


Brasserie L'Oustau de Provence


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


Garlic John's


A favorite for 30 years


mio bistro


A freshly prepared International menu


Round-A-Bout Cafe


Great food, Great people, Great times!


Green Mountain Fishing Guide's


Enjoy a day of fishing with a professional guide


Comollo Antiques & Fine Wine


American & European treasures and Fine Wine


Covey & Nye


Outfitters for a lifetime


Manchester Sports & Clothing Co.


Family owned for over 30 years


McWayne Jewelers


A family owned jewelry store, with traditional values


Wines By George


Every selection rated 84+ by Wine Spectator