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Old First Congregational Church

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Address: Bennington, VT
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13:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 13:00 - 16:00
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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.

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Graves galore!

If you are into old graves this place has them in abundance! Clean graves too! Robert Frost is buried here along with lots of characters from the revolutionary period... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are into old graves this place has them in abundance! Clean graves too! Robert Frost is buried here along with lots of characters from the revolutionary period. Interesting enough. Did not see tthe inside of the church, but if you are into Protestant architecture, dis'iz da' place!

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture and friendly guides are always cheerful in offering lots of detailed information not only about the church, but the graveyard and village, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Stop here often to take pictures, usually in the Fall when the colors are beautiful. We have also visited the cemetery.

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Sugar Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is located in a lovely neighborhood in Bennington. This old church is what you would typically want to see when you visit New England. There is an interesting cemetery next door. For those of you interested in old literature authors, Robert Frost is buried here and there are guide markers to help you find the stone.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Only had a few minutes and decided to check out the grave of Robert Frost. His grave is located behind the church. Would have liked to go in the church but it wasn't open when we were there.

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Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were glad to stop here as the church is beautiful and the staff provided a nice tour. The cemetery is the final resting place of Robert Frost. A beautiful place to visit in the fall with all the colors.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Luckily the church was opened and staffed by a docent the second time I came by while visiting Bennington. It is an exquisite structure - the beauty of geometry shows in its design. Jane was a well informed docent and I only wish we could have visited longer.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Situated in a perfect corner of streets from the Bennington Battle Monument and Route 7, it tells the history of the place and the beauty of different colors, very amazing place in autumn.

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Yuma, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The old buildings and churches here in town are just fantastic. So much history in such a small area....

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a pretty church that is old but still used for services today. Robert Frost and his family are buried in the cemetery behind the church.

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