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Old First Congregational Church

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Address: Bennington, VT
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1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

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Step Back In Time

Absolutely beautiful and maintained. Just like it was in the 1700's. The private boxes, the podium - just sends chills up your spine. We also enjoyed walking through the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Absolutely beautiful and maintained. Just like it was in the 1700's. The private boxes, the podium - just sends chills up your spine. We also enjoyed walking through the cemetery adjoining the church. It's a don't miss.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped by and were happy we did. The church is quite wondrous and steeped in history. The cemetery across the road is worth a stop too. Just north of town.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Docent Jane provided an excellent tour and historical explanation of the founding of the church and its congregation. It truly is a special place and space.

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is such a beautiful, peaceful and historic place. Take at least half an hour to wander the grounds, with graves from the revolutionary war, some from the Titanic and of course, Robert Frost. The church itself is also beautiful.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Many graves dating back to mid 1700's with many with Revolutionary War markers. Most interesting was the grave of America's poet, Robert Frost.

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Auburn, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The church and cemetery are a beautiful spot to visit. We tried to find Robert Frost headstone but were not successful. The church is just down the street from the monument.

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Frazer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Beautiful church inside and out. The costumed lady inside was most informative. I like historic churches and took lots of pictures.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

It's was originally a congregation gathering place for the first homesteaders in the area, beautiful church - can't miss it if your driving # 7 through Bennington, Vermont - worth the stop

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East Granby, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The white steeple poked into the blue sky, with the foothills of the green mountains as a backdrop. The old cemetery within the picket fence had several graves of those who fought in the revolution. The grave of Robert Frost isn't a raised slab like most.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The Old First Congregational Church in Bennington is a must see! So much history here and you can visit the grave of the great poet Robert Frost. There's also a cenotaph to William Ellery Channing that isn't in a marked location but is easily found on the path to Frost's grave. A quick in and out, we stop every time... More 

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Additional Information about Old First Congregational Church

Address: Address: Bennington, VT
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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