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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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Jackson, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the church where Robert Frost is buried. It is in a quite neighborhood and is easy to get to. It is a wonderful church with great history

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Bennington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your in the Bennington area you must make it a point to stop at the Old First Church located in Old Bennington. It's a visit that you'll love. The property transforms you back in time to the olden days of long ago. The cemetery behind the church is home of Robert Frost aswell as many notable members of the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Happened upon a member who was cataloging some of the grave markers. She was kind enough to show us the inside. What a treat to see this beautiful old church. Very much enjoyed visiting the Robert Frost grave and viewing the many old headstones. Beautiful setting for a final resting place.

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

If you are lucky, one of the congregation will be around to give you an impromptu tutorial on the history of the church and the significance of its unique interior style. Be sure to walk through the cemetery and visit Robert Frost's grave.

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Bloomingdale, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We went to the cemetery to find Robert Frost's grave and to find where Ethan Allen's house was. We did indeed find both. The scenery was wonderful. We took many pictures of the church and surrounding area. We walked to the Catamount as well. We took pictures of the old Woolsamac Inn that is across the street from the church.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Walk through history and poetry. A lovely church with a really cool cemetery (which I personally love!) where Robert Frost lies.

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Rockwall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is a beautiful old church. It looks just like what you would expect a beautiful old New England church to look like. You can do tours of the church. We chose not to do the formal tour, but did walk around and take a few pictures. This church had family pews. They were squares with a door to go... More 

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