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Old First Congregational Church

Address: Bennington, VT
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Bennington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
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Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Owner description: This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

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102 reviews 102 reviews
57 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have to stop here. Robert Frost was buried in the cemetery next to the church. The inside of the church is gorgeous!!

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Melbourne
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18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The church must be the most beautiful in New England. Its on a beautiful and historic street which is worth a walk along without the church. When we visited a wedding had just taken place so it looked wonderful with the flowers and candles at the end of each pew. Don't miss this gem.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Beautiful older church with unbelievable wood work. Walk upstairs to see more of the church. As you walk into the the church, on the left side (upstairs) you can see wood carvings from the boys as they sat on the left and girls on the right side.

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Don’t miss stopping at this gorgeous church. It’s a beautiful white picturesque church with a lovely fence and historic grave markers. The volunteers inside the church are most informative and exceptionally friendly. They shared so much historic knowledge and painted a visual picture that you could actually, in your mind, go back in time and imagine the scene. Weddings and... More 

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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Robert Frost's family gravesite is a must for poetry lovers. The grounds were beautiful in fall. I enjoyed walking in the woods behind the church as well, where the grounds abut the Bennington Museum grounds. The inside of the church is worth seeing if it's open, as the chapel is laid out in boxes, the sanctuary is flooded with daylight,... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

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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23 attraction reviews
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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126 helpful votes 126 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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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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32 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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