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Bennington Centre Cemetery

Bennington, VT
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Ranked #7 of 11 Attractions in Bennington
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The cemetery is a beautiful setting, enhanced by the changing colours of the leaves of the giant trees. We found the memorial to the British troops who died while prisoners after the Battle of Bennington, gravestones of those who had fought them, and the grave of Robert Frost, America's Poet Laureate,

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East Providence, Rhode Island
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

It is a profound feeling to be surrounded by such history...many Revolutionary War soldiers are buried here. The cemetery has beautiful views of the landscape. The many varied stones and grave sites are fascinating.

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Sydney, Australia
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753 reviews 753 reviews
364 attraction reviews
318 helpful votes 318 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It's a cemetery if it's not attached to a church. This one is next to and behind the Old First Church, therefore, technically, it's a graveyard and a lovely one at that. There's something very elegant about the tombstones all lined up and slowly wearing away. It's on Monument Avenue which has some of the most gorgeous houses and leads... More

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San Francisco, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
37 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

I enjoyed this cemetery very much. It is well kept and easy to explore. The sound of birds chirping and the beautiful landscaping makes it an enjoyable place to visit.

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Earlton, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The graveyard is extremely fascinating, and I could have spent a good part of my afternoon here. it was amazing to see the old headstones, the family names, and the history of the area. I came to specifically see Robert Frost's grave. As other reviewers have noted, it is much easier to reach his grave by parking near the church... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews 121 reviews
65 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Take note, this part of the cemetery is best accessed from the church, not the museum. The cemetery is a peaceful and historic place to visit. There is a brochure posted but it's difficult to read. The oldest headstone I noted was from the early 1700's. Many are inscripted with lengthy epitaphs. Sadly, many are illegible now due to the... More

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1,138 reviews 1,138 reviews
775 attraction reviews
908 helpful votes 908 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

It probably helps that Robert Frost is buried here as the entire cemetery is very well manicured. There are some very old headstones that make for interesting reading if you are into that sort of thing. We missed the church as it was closed. Check out the three covered bridges and Bennington Monument while you are in the area. A... More

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Shaftsbury, Vermont, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I like the fact is it always kept nice,They say no fake flowers but I have seen some but not too bad.I have family layed to rest here

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Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
50 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

The church rising above the cemetery is picture perfect, but in its shadow is this cemetery. I could have spent the entire day here reading the headstones. This is a place filled with history. The cemetery is apparently treasured by the town because it is in perfect, manicured condition. From the front white picket fence the oldest headstones can be... More

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Stephentown, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
50 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

grave of Robert Frost. Behind Bennington Museum which is a nice small museum with a collection of Grandma Moses. Cemetery sits next to quintessential New England church in Old Bennington which is a great place to drive around for the lovely old home and of course the Bennington Battle Monument

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