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Old First Congregational Church

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Old and beautiful church and cemetery

Really nice church, going inside feels like going back in time. The cemetery next to it has some... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Alexandria, Virginia
Christmas service

Very nice Christmas Eve service and we were welcomed as visitors to the area. Very friendly folks... read more

Reviewed January 2, 2019
Chesapeake City, Maryland
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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
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Rt 9 intersection with Monument Avenue, Bennington, VT
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

Really nice church, going inside feels like going back in time. The cemetery next to it has some really old graves, but the highlight is Robert Frost and his family. You can read the posted poem as a way to pay your respects. Impressively lit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 2, 2019

Very nice Christmas Eve service and we were welcomed as visitors to the area. Very friendly folks. The church is beautiful.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This church is well worth a visit. The volunteers are super friendly and a wealth of knowledge regarding the church and the early settlers to this picturesque town. The street leads to the battle monument and is also a highlight and not to be missed.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 29, 2018

Honestly we came here because I love Robert Frost and wanted to see his graveside. I was so surprised to enjoy almost as much the lovely church. So simple and quiet beauty. The docents did a great job of explaining the history of the church....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018

Really beautiful in the autumn and the sunshine - the stark whiteness of the church and the turning of the leaves made for a really picturesque scene. Well worth a walk around the cemetery.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

The inside of this Church is gorgeous. Almost everything is simple and white but that is what makes it so beautiful. The church has family boxes which is so different from churches of today. There is not a fee but donations are appreciated.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We greatly enjoyed the history in this church and cemetery. The docents were available to provide information about both the church and cemetery, but visitors are welcome to walk around and explore on your own. The church building and surrounding area are simply beautiful! A...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pasomaggie
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Beautiful church with a great history. Really enjoyed the guides story of its history and wondering around the graveyard reading the post about some of the "residents".

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank spinman15
Reviewed October 22, 2018

We arrived too late to see the inside of the church. The outside looks just like you would expect a country church to look. Like right out of a stereotypical New England scene. Worth a stop to pay respects at the Robert Frost gravesite.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed October 22, 2018

If you are looking to visit a truly elegant New England church - you couldn't find a better one. The exterior is typical of the style of architecture. The interior is simple and very elegant.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Trish K
April 20, 2015|
Response from jegriswold |
I am sorry we did not see this question before your bus tour. We have just found out how popular we are on Tripadvisor! We hope you just stopped past! The church regularly has tours come, in season and out. A group can set... More