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Old First Congregational Church

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Address: Bennington, VT
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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

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Interesting Church to Visit

My wife and I were on a Fall Foliage Tour and our tour stopped at this church. It was an interesting church to visit. We toured the cemetery behind the church where Robert Frost... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
New Lenox, Illinois
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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were on a Fall Foliage Tour and our tour stopped at this church. It was an interesting church to visit. We toured the cemetery behind the church where Robert Frost is buried. Check it out if you want. They do provide a tour to explain about the church.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a crystal clear Autumn day there's not better thing to do than scuff thought the mounds of leaves in the graveyard reading all the ancient headstones. Find Robert Frost's grave and leave your token. Then walk up the road lined with the best examples of early 19th century homes to the Bennington Monument.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bennington is one of the oldest towns in all of Vermont, and this street is one of the oldest settled streets in all of Vermont. The Church and Cemetery are among the most historic places in all of Vermont. The church was closed when we arrived, but the cemetery was open. I'm a fan of both Vermont History and Revolutionary... More 

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Ft Worth. TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed a recent visit to this lovely church and graveyard. Lots of history here and a delightful retired pastor and his wife to explain everything to us.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In many ways it is typical of many colonial churches but this has a special presence which is undeniable. Well preserved and maintained and truly enchanting. It is free to visit and you are treated to a concise but excellent explanation of the Church by lovely local people. A great place to visit.

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Shingletown, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

talk with the docent and learn the history of the area, the church and some of the folks buried in the grave yard.

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This is a beautiful albeit a typical New England church. We enjoyed the tour of the church's interior. One of the church's members was there and was super friendly offering information about the church as well as the area. The cemetery was surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. A nice stop, glad we spent the few minutes to see it.

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albany ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

a member of the church gave us a tour and explained the building in the old days.behind the church is a graveyard and the poet robert frost is buried behind the church.

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Haleyville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

It's a beautiful church. The guides are friendly and very informative. The entire visit was memorable but the best part was the explanation of why the left side of balcony was all carved up while the left side was neat. Seems the boys had an attention span problem. But of course, services that start in the morning with a break... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

The inside of the church looks like it was freshly painted last week. The windows and pews sparkled in the morning light. Built in 1805, the building has been nicely maintained. To me, the most interesting part of the church was the pew boxes, which I had never seen before. Years ago, families paid for and maintained enclosed spaces where... More 

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