Street Address
One Park Street
North Bennington, VT 05257
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 388
North Bennington, VT 05257
Hours
Mid-May to mid-October
Daily10 AM - 4 PM
November through April
We accept group tours by appointment and offer special events as announced.
Business Offiice
Open Year-round.
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
The Carriage Barn
We accept reservations for The Carriage Barn, our newly-renovated event site, throughout the year.
Admissions
$8:00 for adults, $7.00 for Seniors and Students (with valid I.D.).
Free admission for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult.
Special group and school tour rates are available. Call 802-442-5441 for additional information.
Staff

Description

At Historic Park-McCullough, you experience the grandeur of the house often described as "one of Vermont's jewels". You also participate in the elegant lifestyle made possible through vast wealth accumulated during the California Gold Rush era and subsequently added to through business dealings in finance, railroads, steamship lines and real estate development.

The thirty-five room Park-McCullough House was completed in 1865 for Trenor and Laura Park. Park engaged architect Henry Dudley, of the New York architectural firm, Diaper and Dudley, to design his "summer home", a classic example of French Second Empire style.

Historic Park-McCullough is significant for its collections and archives, accumulated by the succeeding generations of one family who lived in the House for over a century. Few buildings of such important retain as complete a collection of furniture, clothing, decorative arts, fine art that belonged to the original family as well a complete archive of family documents, including all those related to the construction, maintenance and use of the House throughout its history.

Mission

The Park-McCullough House Association, Inc., is committed to the preservation, conservation, and restoration of its buildings, grounds, and collections to be shared with the public for its education and enjoyment.

History

The Park-McCullough House is one of the finest, most significant, and best Preserved Victorian Mansions in New England. Built in 1864-65 by attorney and entrepreneur Trenor Park (1823-1882), the house was designed by Henry Dudley, a prolific New York architect of the popular firm of Diaper and Dudley. It is an important example of a country house in the Second Empire Style and incorporates architectural features of the Romantic Revival style that were popular at the time. The house retains to a great extent the integrity and impact of its original design.

Governance

Operated by the non-profit Park-McCullough House Association