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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
+1 802-447-1223
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This is a very beautiful church with a history to match. Robert Frost and family members are buried... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
backhoe409
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Covington, Georgia
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They were so, so kind!

A large group of us (family and friends) were traveling through on our way out of the state and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
elizamarsh
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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bennington, VT
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very beautiful church with a history to match. Robert Frost and family members are buried here. The home of Ethan Allen was once on the property, but now is a church graveyard. Just seeing headstones from the 1700's is amazing. We met...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large group of us (family and friends) were traveling through on our way out of the state and ended up stopping in Bennington to stretch our legs. We stopped here and it was so worth it! The cemetery is nice (and I'll cover that...More

Thank elizamarsh
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We were sad to find that the church was closed, so we weren't able to visit the interior. It was still nice to walk around outside of this historic church and wander through the cemetary. We asked at the Bennington Museum and were told it...More

1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

It’s been a long time since I have been here which was a day that changed my life forever!! This church is absolutely gorgeous, historical, and open to the public to go in and sneak a peek. My favorite things about this place is if...More

Thank Colleen C
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is a must see when you are in Bennington. The inside is beautiful. A great place for weddings. When you see the open sign go in and see. Accepts donation. You can also visit Robert Frost's burial sight in the cemetery.

Thank nenearjay
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This lovely, beautifully situated and designed church. Good to take a moment and just look around at the lines and colors and shapes as the light changes during the day. My favorite Christmas Eve service of carols and readings - makes me feel at home.

Thank Jane S
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The church was closed but was such a sight to behold and so much history. The cemetery was open and we had a good look round and even learned a great deal. Since we've been home we've come across Robert Frost a number of times...More

Thank Stanley_1986
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

We got the most wonderful tour of the church when we visited the Church including a detailed history of the church. The church is incredibly lovely inside. The cemetery gives a glimpse into American history and visiting Robert Frost's grave was wonderful. This a "must...More

Thank PC-Dublin18
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This church and cemetery were truly impressive especially when seen at the peak of Fall coloring that we experienced during the end of October. The poet Robert Frost and family are buried here along with many famous patriots and Revolutionary War soldiers.

Thank haveboozewilltravel
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were there on a Sunday. Because of that they were not touring. They have tours Monday-Saturday. It has a cemetery that has Robert Frost and family. The land was were Ethan Allen had his home during the battle.

Thank Gregory C
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