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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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Beautiful Church!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Niskayuna, New York
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Niskayuna, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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