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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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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Description: This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

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Beautiful Historic Church - You Have to Visit (and don't miss the graveyard)

It was simple and perfect - a fabulous piece of history well worth the visit. The graveyard next door was well-preserved and very interesting. Certainly one of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Milwaukee, Wi
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Milwaukee, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

It was simple and perfect - a fabulous piece of history well worth the visit. The graveyard next door was well-preserved and very interesting. Certainly one of the best preserved of that era. Go prepared to ask lots of questions and learn all you can from the well-informed docents.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

What a wonderful surprise! This Church doesn't look like much from the outside but you will be amazed at its beauty and grace when you enter. Simply lovely. It has been lovingly restored. The docent will give you a wonderful history. The historic cemetery is next door and contains the graves of Robert Frost and his family. Well worth the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

There are dozens (probably hundredS) of churches like this in New England. There is nothing exceptional or outstanding about this particular church. None the less it is pleasant on the eye and worth a few minutes to stop and see.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Robert Frost's grave, geocaching, beautiful church. Great area with lots of places to explore. We had a great time!

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Gorgeous in its simplicity, with an ancient (for America) graveyard adjacent and very nice docents dressed in period costume, the Old First Congregation Church is fascinating.

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Guilford, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Robert Frost Resting place . Beautiful old headstones . We did not take a tour of the church which I think would have been interesting.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Beautiful church and the cemetery is very old and historic. Robert Frost is buried there. Many of the head stones are from the early 1700's.

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DFW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

What a beautiful and interesting church. The gentleman who was volunteering inside the church was both welcoming and very informative. While you are there, make a little donation to the church and pick up a their guide to the cemetery. This one page flyer had some interesting facts and made our visit to the cemetery so much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If I were Robert Frost I would have wanted to be buried here, too. Beautiful church in a beautiful area. Worth the trip whether you're looking for beauty, history or both

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Look at the dates & read some of the words. Unique family gathering groups with very - fancy to plain - ironworks around the graves. Robert Frost is buried here. Many family members also. Have your walking shoes on as the hills slop & if wet you may slide.

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