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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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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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A Beautiful Church Surrounded By Old Homes

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Auburn, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Niskayuna, New York
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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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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I first visited 2 years ago but didn't go inside last time. It was Sunday the last time so we couldn't go inside. This time we were fortunate to be able to go inside. This is a simple but beautiful church. We were impressed with the simplicity and peaceful feeling inside this church.

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

AND , the Walloomsick Inn across the street. History is the one word that describes this location. Not only the gravesite of Robert Frost, the entire cemetery surrounding the Church, The Church itself, etc. I fail to see how you could possibly go to Vermont without seeing this place.

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New Hartford, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

A beautiful old church with so much history on property. Such a wonderful place to see some real history come alive that was saved inside the church with original boards throughout. We love it here, worth a drive to visit.

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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

As a poetry lover, I was SO excited to visit this beautiful, historic church and see the grave of Robert Frost. There were some women inside the church who told us all about its history. I was with my family and family-in-law, and they even told us we could get our guitars from the car and play in the church.... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Bennington is a great city to just walk around in. You'll run across fascinating, historical structures at every turn, it seems like. This church is so picturesque, inside and out.

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