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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
+1 802-447-1223
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peace in design

This lovely, beautifully situated and designed church. Good to take a moment and just look around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jane S
North Bennington, Vermont
Couldn't get inside but something else to see and comprehend.

The church was closed but was such a sight to behold and so much history. The cemetery was open... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Slough, United Kingdom
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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
+1 802-447-1223
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
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
Reviewed 31 October 2017

A piece of early American history, many casualties from the Battle of Bennington lie buried in the adjacent cemetery which is really interesting to walk through, with informative signage to learn from. The church is in excellent help, and on many days their are guides...More

Thank dave2840
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Serene place to visit. Robert Frost is buried behind this church. Many historic grave sites are here.

Thank Carleen H
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The building itself is very old and attractive, but the real attraction here is the grave of Robert Frost. There are also a number of other graves dating back to the early 1800’s nd even a few from the 1700’s. There are also a number...More

Thank Wtrav77
Reviewed 16 October 2017

If you are a fan of old churches, this is a great stop to make. The people working in the church were very informative and able to answer all of our questions.

Thank LKSG123
Reviewed 14 October 2017

The classical New England church exterior houses a truly beautiful interior space that's well worth seeing. There's also a lovely cemetery, where Robert Frost is buried. It's worth a visit even if you don't visit Frost's grave.

1  Thank BobRosenNY
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Trish K
21 April 2015|
Response from jegriswold |
I am sorry we did not see this question before your bus tour. We have just found out how popular we are on Tripadvisor! We hope you just stopped past! The church regularly has tours come, in season and out. A group can set... More