BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The tallest structure in Vermont is opening for the season.
The 306-foot high Bennington Battle Monument is going to open to visitors Saturday.
The state-owned historic site opened in 1891 to commemorate the Battle of Bennington that took place in 1777 in nearby Walloomsac, N.Y.
A force of soldiers from the Army of British Gen. John Burgoyne was headed to Bennington to seize a store of arms and ammunition.
The stone obelisk took four years to build on the site of the storehouse. Its original cost was $112,000.
The Bennington Banner says the Monument is the first state historic site to open each year. It remains open through Oct. 31.