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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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WEBSTER
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 23 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 20 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 19 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 17 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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Sewell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

After stopping by the Bennington Visitors Center, they recommended a stop at the Church. What a beautiful church! The guides in the church were very friendly and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

It was nice seeing how God's people worshipped so long ago. Enjoyed the beauty immensely. Definitely drop by if in Bennington.

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