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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
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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

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My sister and I took a mini vacation in Bennington and after going up the monument (which was very nice) we stopped at this church. It is absolutely beautiful and the volunteer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rutland, Vermont
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Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and I took a mini vacation in Bennington and after going up the monument (which was very nice) we stopped at this church. It is absolutely beautiful and the volunteer there was very helpful explaining everything about the church.. we then did the cemetery which has very interesting gravestones including Robert Frost's grave site.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The church itself shows what a historic church would look like with each family "owning" a box seat. The boys sat on the left side of the upstairs and the girls on the right. The docent pointed out that we would notice the boys and their jack knives and their antics by looking at the wood upstairs. The graveyard holds... More 

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New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A fascinating window into the American Revolution and colonial life in America is available to interested folks who visit the church and the accompanying cemetery. The church is beautiful and the cemetery includes the remains of the famous and not so famous actors who inhabited this part of the world in colonial times and thereafter. There is no cost to... More 

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Silex, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very beautiful church and allot of history buried there. I went to visit Robert Frost grave and it was well marked with signs pointing the way to his head stone. I liked that as I couldn't remember where it was. The church itself is beautiful on the inside as well.

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The church is beautifully preserved. There is us great history in this building. The cemetery is full of important town residents including Robert Frost.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in to see the church and visit Robert Frost's grave in the churchyard. Helpful and knowledgable staff inside church, explaining a bit of the history to the small group of sight-seers who were there. Lovely three-level steeple. A walk around the churchyard is certainly worth it. Lots of interesting historic graves to see, in addition to paying respects to... More 

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Franklin Square, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn a lot from the gentleman that worked there. He even went to talk to my husband. Who was tied from walking around cemetery . We saw frost grave. Very interesting

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

The church is still active and a beautiful place of worship and history. The attached cemetery is full of historical families and worth a visit

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Center Point, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I decided to title it by one of my favorite hymns! God was sure placed a hand in this creation! I LOVE the history in this church! Teen boys and girls would sit at the top, boys on the left and girls on the right! You could tell that the boys got bored because they carved during the sermon! Donations... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

One of the oldest churches in Vermont and an epitome of New England Congregationalist churches. Lovely interior in a style which could be classed as minimalist classical. Beautiful steeple.

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