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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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Cambria, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Extremely beautiful tucked in the Vermont hillside. Wonderful docents. Steeped in beauty and history.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

You might feel a case of déjà vu as this is one of the most photographed churches in Vermont .It is fascinating to look back into our nations history and visit this small church where so much has happened. Both the church and cemetery are well worth a visit.

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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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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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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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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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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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