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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Old First Congregational Church

Old First Congregational Church
Bennington, VT
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Bennington
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here just for the heck of it not realizing the history of the church and the grounds. Church is truly classic New England and the cemetery is full of history and classic Colonial tombstones

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Outstanding architectural church and fence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Beyond beautiful church, with a knowledgeable docent inside. Well maintained, and so worth a visit. Church history and an array of postcards available inside.

Visited August 2012
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Shaftsbury, VT
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“Beautiful historic building.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I happened to attend on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic and the minister shared the story of a gentlemen from Bennington who lost his life in the Titanic and is buried int he church yard.

Visited May 2012
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El Paso, Texas
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I didn't enter the church but simply explored the church grounds and marveled at the structure itself. The church grounds are well maintained. The cemetery on the grounds of the church is filled headstones of revolutionary war soldiers which all have markers denoting that. Also, Robert Frost is buried in the cemetary.

Visited July 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Robert Frost grave well-marked under the giant maple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Despite the heat, we really enjoyed our walk behind the church under the trees among the many stones dating back to the Revolution; and appreciated the signs marking the way to the gravesite of Robert Frost.

Visited August 2012
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