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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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Beautiful church

The church is beautiful in a beautiful setting. The guide was very knowledgable and made us welcome. Around the church there are guides telling you more of the history.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The church is beautiful in a beautiful setting. The guide was very knowledgable and made us welcome. Around the church there are guides telling you more of the history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When your mind's eye envisions a quintessential 200+ year old New England church this is it!! What a memorable place. The interior is exquisite!! The docents provided insights that were intriguing and useful. Learning that this was one of the first churches in New England that refused tax money to build or maintain their structure or congregation. It surprised me... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our docent shared great information. I would have liked to ask even more questions, but will do my own research. Interesting that the idea of religious freedom extended only to themselves. This church and community was established by people trying to be free of taxation. They soon discovered that without taxes, public works do not work. Detainees from the old... More 

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Rutland, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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Thank Judy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

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 August 22, 2016

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 August 20, 2016

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 August 10, 2016 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 August 8, 2016

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 August 3, 2016

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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