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Robert Frost Stone House Museum

121 Historic Rte 7a, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
+1 802-447-6200
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Loved his poetry

We were nearby and decided to stop and tour the premises. The house is not always open however, I... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Gary M
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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Must see for Frost fans.

Five stars **IF** you are a Robert Frost fan. Beautiful grounds and only a $5 admission. If you are... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
bwsmithna
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In December 2017, thanks to a generous gift from the Friends of Robert Frost, Bennington College acquired the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in nearby South Shaftsbury, VT. Frost's years in Shaftsbury marked his rise as one of America's great poets; there he won the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes and wrote his iconic poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." Frost was involved in the formation of Bennington College in the thirties, suggesting the use of narrative evaluations. In addition to continuing as an historic house and museum, the College will integrate the Stone House Museum into educational programming and experiential learning opportunities for students in literature, museum work, historic preservation, and environmental studies.
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121 Historic Rte 7a, Shaftsbury, VT 05262
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

We were nearby and decided to stop and tour the premises. The house is not always open however, I understand a local college has purchased the property and it will have better visiting in the future.

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Five stars **IF** you are a Robert Frost fan. Beautiful grounds and only a $5 admission. If you are a fan, you will completely lose your mind geeking out in this little house reading all of the exhibit items. My wife is an English teach,...More

Thank bwsmithna
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Having visited the Robert Frost trail earlier in our trip, we called in to learn more about the life of the poet. Well priced, curated & informative, though I could have lived without the long, loud diatribe of the woman on the desk on the...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

We decided to go to the museum as the weather was lousy and we were glad we did! Learned many things we did not know about Frost. Great display analyzing his famous poem. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Mollie M
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The setting is beautiful, in Frost's home of ten years, in a bucolic setting that immediately situates the visitor inside his poetry. You can really imagine Frost opening the back door on an early June morning and beginning to write Stopping By Woods on a...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2017

The museum was closed so we couldn't go in but it looks like a beautiful place. I am anxious to go back !

Thank Lucydog53
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Photography is not allowed inside the house so you will be obliged to read what was written on the panels on the wall. With the 3 small 1st floor rooms, 2nd floor not accessible to the public, you should be done in minutes. One room...More

2  Thank Sh1nyT0p
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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Although it is only 2 rooms and a small hallway, this museum packs a powerful punch of facts and emotion. The first room is the permanent exhibit which chronicles the poet's life, that of his family and his impact on the world. It is mostly...More

Thank BearTraveler69
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Having grown up in a Midwestern town where Robert Frost often visited, and driving south on 7a from Manchester on our way to Salem, Mass, this was a "must" stop. It was a crisp, late November morning. The Museum itself was closed for the season,...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Many photographs and hand written poems by Frost here - if you love Robert Frost this is a must see.

Thank susanj329
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