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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cemeteries
Description: This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
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Beccles, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

You don't have to love the work of Robert Frost to value a visit to this church. It is beautiful and well looked-after and the volunteers are thoughtful and well-informed. The church has an interesting history that reflects the complex and fascinating history of New England and its religious, social and political development. Both Robert and his wife Elinor are... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Travel to old Bennington to First Congregational Church-beautiful white church on shaded street with white fence and graveyard. Once you enter the cemetery next to the church, signs will direct you to Robert Frost's grave down the hill to the right. It's a beautiful setting. The gravestones are flat rectangular stones next to small birch trees.

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Felton, California
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Beautiful old church with an old cemetery. Lots of very old headstones and the site of the Robert Frost family plot. Church was closed but we were able to wander around and it was a very peaceful place and a nice setting in a historic neighborhood. Worth a visit.

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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The tree lined street with fall leaves. The beautifully maintained church and homes of Old Bennington. Robert Frost's grave. It's like stepping back in time. Great photo opportunities for the photo hobbyist. Do not miss.

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Dayton, Ohio
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We came by on a beautiful sunny day. The Church stood out as a great example of New England architecture.

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

A very beautiful building, inside and out. It looked even more beautiful surrounded by autumn colours. The inside is typical of New England with its white/grey colour scheme. Robert Frost's grave behind the church is also worth a visit.

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Frazer
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is a beautiful 250 year old church. Wonderful white interior. There was a lady inside who told us a lot of interesting details about the church. Great for pictures too. Wished we were there for a service.

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waldorf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stopped by to see this church and was very impressed. It is absolutely gorgeous inside and out. The history about the church and the box pews is very interesting. The graveyard is a nice walk through. The headstones date back so far that some of the engraving has almost disappeared. You will not be disappointed with this stop.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Outstanding historical church a must walk around plus the poet Robert Frost is buried here. The graveyard I'd truly fascinating. The visit was part of our tour & well worth it.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wonderful Church and Cemetery. Robert Frost is buried here. What is to dislike about this place? Guided tours on some days. Check for availability. I need fifty characters for a complete review.

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