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Review of The Frost Place

The Frost Place
Ranked #11 of 17 things to do in Franconia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Frost Place is a nonprofit educational center for poetry and the arts based at Robert Frost’s old homestead, which is owned by the town of Franconia, New Hampshire. Besides serving as a sanctuary for lovers of poetry and books, it is also a museum. Unlike typical modern museums, you won’t find at The Frost Place fancy multi-media displays or cafés, but if you come seeking a glimpse and a sense of the kind of place where a young poet could concentrate, and where his four children could range through the woods and orchards and discover the world, The Frost Place can still offer such pleasures. The view from the porch which inspired Frost is stunning and open to the public year round.
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West Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Loved it”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Although it doesn't look like much from the road, it is absolutely worth seeing if you are a fan of Robert Frost! There's a barn out back when it's open that has merchandise for sale, a video, and tons of books about and poems by Robert frost. You get to tour his home, and theres original furniture and belongings of his inside. Absolutely worth seeing, there is a fee, and I believe there is a credit/debit machine so you don't need cash, but I'd bring it just in case. There is also a trail you can hike as well behind his house, it was a little rainy when we went so we didn't hike it, but its a short trail.

Visited October 2013
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Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A lovely retreat”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stumbled upon this on a cloudy day and found ourselves in this lovely little spot. The video that is shown is well done and you tour the house on your own. I could live in that house myself! Behind the house is a lovely short walk that I'd recommend you take.......just a pretty walk.
I would say it is a must see no matter what you know or don't know about Robert Frost.

Visited September 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
531 reviews
159 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

Even if you are not a Frost fan, take time to visit his home. A short video in the small "barn" gives a nice background on the poet, and a docent is there to answer questions. It doesn't take long to walk around the house since most is off limits due to the fact a resident poet lives there, but it is fun to see some of Frost's belongings. I just liked getting inside one of the older homes in Franconia.

Visited August 2013
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Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice little house museum”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This place appears to operate on a shoe string, so you get a nice, low-key experience. From 1-5 there's a docent in a little gift shop/museum in the barn on the property, which includes books, shirts, etc. There's a self-directed house tour, which is very interesting but also a little frustrating because there's a poet in residence and as a result a lot of the house is off limits because someone's actually living there. And there is something called the Poetry Trail, which is a short trail around the property with plaques of Frost's poems in various locations -- it's very worth it, especially this time of year when the raspberries are ripe.

Visited July 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Historic Home of America's Poet Laureate”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

The Frost Place in Franconia, NH, is a little hard to find, but a very well-preserved landmark. Frost lived in the house full-time for only five years, but summered there for years. The barn is home to poetry readings, and each year a poet who is at the same point of his/her career as Frost was in 1915 is given the honour of living in the house for the summer to pursue his/her art. The house tour is self-guided, and takes about five minutes; parts of the house used by the poet in residence are not accessible to the tour. It doesn't take long to see, and the entrance fee of $5.00 seems a little high given the fact that the tour takes about ten minutes. However, it's a worthwhile pilgrimage for the devotee of English literature.

Visited June 2013
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