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Bennington Centre Cemetery

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Address: Old First Congregational Church, Bennington, VT 05201
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Beautifully Maintained Historic Cemetery

This historic cemetery is located on the grounds of the Old First Congregational Church. It is also known as the Old Bennington Cemetery. Whatever the name; it was one of the most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This historic cemetery is located on the grounds of the Old First Congregational Church. It is also known as the Old Bennington Cemetery. Whatever the name; it was one of the most beautifully maintained colonial-era cemeteries I have visited. Many epitaphs inscribed on the tombstones were surprisingly still readable. Besides names and dates, many contain personal glimpses into the deceased's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited the cemetery to check out the grave of Robert Frost. Many graves are from the 18th and 19th centuries. A number of graves have special markers which indicate that the deceased were Revolutionary soldiers. The cemetery is a beautiful spot: there are colorful mountains in the background which makes it picturesque.

Thank Fraidy G
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Robert Frost's grave was what brought us here, but the beautiful, interesting grounds kept us wandering for almost an hour!

Thank drallen2014
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This cemetery is very old and has interesting grave stones and inscriptions. It is always fascinating to read epitaphs and imagine how those people lived. Maybe a bit morbid, but hey it's history...

Thank HelenaGuerra
Little Rock, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If only these headstones could talk. This is a beautiful cemetary with century old graves. Very peaceful walking between the headstones and enjoy in the breeze.

Thank n2n8ture
Lake Wales, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Site is between the White Church and Bennington Museum on the right as your coming into town, very old head stones of some of the Vermont original settlers. Very interesting to read the dates and names

Thank Bob S
Niskayuna, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The main draw of the Bennington Centre Cemetery is the grave of Robert Frost, but make sure you take time to really wander the grounds. You'll find a cenotaph to William Ellery Channing and countless graves marked as the final resting place of American Revolutionary soldiers. The history in this cemetery is as rich as any cemetery in the country... More 

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Moro, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I wanted to go back to this cemetery to see it again. I also wanted to go so I could show it to my sister. It was as fantastic as I remembered it. I actually read a lot about it before going this time and that helped me appreciate it even more. It's a wonderful bit of history.

Thank TravelingFreeWoman
Somerset, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We stopped here to gaze upon the Frost resting place. We were not expecting such a gorgeous historical cemetery. My husband and I love cemeteries and this is one we would need an entire day to explore. Unfortunately,we only had about 40 minutes. There are signs to guide you to the Frost grave, which is nice. And there are so... More 

Thank Karen B
Brunswick, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

About 10 yards down the hill from the garage on left side of road is Robert Frost Grave. Read his poetry before you come and then just look around. In October, this is one of Vermont's most beautiful spots.

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