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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
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Ranked #3 of 20 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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Marietta, Georgia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had no idea Robert Frost was buried here until I checked a tour book. What a beautiful church! Everything was well maintained and well marked. We spent some serene thoughtful moments walking the grounds. What a wonderful resting place for one of my favorite poets!

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Greenland, New Hampshire
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157 reviews 157 reviews
111 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is quite a unique church that is carefully preserved and maintained by its Congregation, who are willing to share it with visitors. Our guide was very informative, providing a history of the building and the details within and around it. A cemetery filled with ancient headstones sits next to the structure, where Robert Frost is buried. Very glad it... More

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Fairmount, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Beautiful New England Church in Old Bennington. The poet Robert Frost is buried in the grave yard behind the Church. Easy to locate and wonderful to photograph.

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PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The church is beautiful but there is no where to park to be able to get out and spend time looking at it or the old cemetery. I realize it is a residential area but there should be even a small parking lot. If there was one, it was not well marked.

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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful tranquil spot full of history. I enjoy going to historic cemeteries and this one didn't disappoint me. The Robert Frost grave is unassuming and beautiful. I especially enjoyed the Revolutionary War soldiers graves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is the oldest church in Bennington where numerous Revolutionary Heroes are buried. The square box pews each held a family on it's four sides. The raised pulpit in the front of the church gives the preacher good "command" of his congregation. Behind and to the right of this church is the grave of Robert Frost, the Poet. Further down... More

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Richmond Hill, Ontario
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82 reviews 82 reviews
10 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a well preserved bit of American history in a beautiful setting. Although the church was not open, the exterior and setting were magnificent. Located directly across the church is an unrestored inn from 1771 - a beautiful sight in a grayed wood, dilapidated way. Did I mention 1771? Most of our time was spent wandering the large graveyard... More

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Blountsville, Alabama
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Set in a beautiful New England community this church shares so much history. The homes around the place are beautiful and you also get to see where Robert Frost is buried. This is worth the stop.

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Richmond, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We arrived too late to tour the church but had time to walk through the cemetery. It's very moving to see Robert Frost's grave and other historical graves. Be sure to take time for this experience.

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Bothell
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Non-commerical, non-Disney-esque bit of history that continues into our current time. Grace permeates the church as well as the graveyard. No admission fee. No gift shops!

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