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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
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Ranked #2 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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Reeders, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Wonderful and beautiful church in its simplicity. Volunteers offer interesting info. No fee but they request donations. Very interesting graveyard and Robert Frost is buried there

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East Sparta, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is just so beautifully formed, so New England inspired and the cemetary is a must walk thru. Robert Frost is buried here, nuff said.

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We arrived n Bennington at night and saw the church all lit up and it was absolutely beautiful so we decided to go back the next day. The church is very beautiful with a very interesting history with donors like Ethan Allen, Robert Todd Lincoln, and Calvin Coolidge. The volunteer working was very informative and gave us a nice tour.... More

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Bennington, Vermont, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

You should visit the cemetery attached to the Church. Not only are there graves from the Battle of Bennington but you can visit the grave of Robert Frost. Bennington was the original capital of Vermont and you would be amazed at what you will find.

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East Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Stopped in for a quick tour while visiting Robert Frost' grave. Well worth the stop...lots of history in this area

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Syracuse
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We happened upon a couple getting a tour of this church so we just tagged along. The architecture is fascinating and soaringly beautiful in its simple way. The history, too, is very interesting. The most fun is going up to the balcony seats and reading the graffiti carved into wood by bored boys with knives.

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Marietta, Georgia
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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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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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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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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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