Knapps | Music, games, toys and fun for all ages!

Visit this eclectic store and step back in time. Return to a simpler time, remembering fun times from your childhood. Knapps is a mix of retro and current fun for the young and not so young and believes that everyone should play. Friendly, personal service, product knowledge, and a hands-on approach creates a shopping experience you can’t get online.

Contact Info

Phone: (802) 442-6252
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OPEN Thursday, Friday & Saturday Noon – 5pm for phone orders & curbside pick up.

CLOSED Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

Will resume regular hours once the shelter-in-place restrictions have been lifted by the State of Vermont.

Mailing Address:

417 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201

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Knapps Music Shop - Guitars, Amps, Effects, and more


Knapps buys guitars, amps and vinyl records!

More than just a guitar shop, Knapps offers acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles as well as amps, sound gear, turntables and a full line of accessories. Brands include Ibanez, Seagull, Kala, Ohana, Hartke, Kustom, VHT Redline, Marshall, Samson and more. With the used and vintage instruments and gear that come through the store, you never know what treasures you might find!  A store for beginners and experienced musicians, enjoy the value of the knowledge and service of a small store with the benefit of competitive pricing.

Games at Knapps


Create – imagine – unplug. Let your kids be kids with good, old-fashioned toys that don’t go out of style. Knapps carries a wide variety of toys that encourage thinking and learning while kids have fun – books, puzzles, games, science and art kits, building sets and so much more. Looking to discourage overuse of electronic devices? Lines such as Melissa & Doug, Mindware, Brio, Playmobil, Ravensburger, Faber Castell, Ceaco, Elenco, Unipak, Discover With Dr. Cool, Workman Publishing, Rubbabu, Hape, E-Blox  as well as many others provide numerous options to choose from. Treat the youngsters in your life and watch them grow!

Model Car Kits from Knapps


Revell models. Estes Rockets. Balsa wood gliders. Visible V-8 engine. Remember the hours you spent building models and launching rockets as a kid? Back in the day before Ipads, internet apps and Playstations, time was spent pursuing such activities. Knapps carries Snap to Level 5 models of cars, trucks, planes, ships, military vehicles, space ships, gliders and carries a full line of Estes rockets and accessories. Featured brands include Revell, AMT, Tamiya, Midwest, Guillows, Estes and more. Revisit those times and enjoy them yourself or share these hobbies with the kids you know.

Live Music Events at Knapps

Vermont Souvenir Room

Bring a bit of Vermont home with you! Browse through the expanding selection of tee-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, socks, mugs, shot glasses, snow globes, magnets, keychains, postcards, books, stuffed animals, ornaments, and a variety of unique gifts.

Find something for everyone on your list and something for yourself! This room of Vermont themed treasures also make great presents for those that live here. Many items are Vermont or USA made.

Upcoming Events

Cabin Fever?

A new puzzle or game might help!

Enjoy 30% off all games and puzzles now through 3/31/20.


We wish everyone good health during this coronavirus outbreak!

While we are complying with the State of Vermont’s coronavirus guidelines, we hope to continue to serve our wonderful customers.  Knapps will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from Noon to 5pm in order to help you shop by phone for curbside pick up.  We will be posting pictures of stock on our Facebook page for ideas and we are happy to help with suggestions.  Give a call at 802-442-6252 during those hours or contact us via Facebook Messenger and we will put your order together for you.

As always, we appreciate you shopping locally.  Stay healthy!


Cleaning or Moving?

Do you have an unused guitar or amp collecting dust in your closet? Vinyl records you don’t listen to? If you would rather have cash in your pocket – 


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Give us a call at (802) 442-6252, or use our contact form to send us a message:

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