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“Simple house and barn with small museum.”

Robert Frost Farm State Historic Site
Ranked #2 of 11 things to do in Derry
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Owner description: Farm where Frost lived, raised his children and wrote.
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Very simple "museum". The house where Robert Frost is now alongside a busy road. The barn hosts the "museum" which is really just a spot to watch some videos on RF and look at some family portraits and tools. Inside, a plain, white clapboard house...that shows some of the artifacts of the early 1900s when the family lived there. They had relocated to England then Franconia...and the property was a "junk yard" for decades, until the park service took it over and restored the property to its original appearance. You can do this in less than an a hour. A good stop for teachers, history buffs and readers of literature and poetry.

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Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

There is not a lot here, but it is a great little picture of the early life of a great poet. Our family had a charming visit, after having discussed Robert Frost and his poetry earlier in the day. The house and many things inside are original, giving a nice vignette of the Frost family and life in that period. Glad we went!

Thank MillerFam12
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

There is an informative display about Robert Frost and his family in the barn. Everything is free except the house tour. The next time I go I will take that tour. Walk the grounds, down the side of the field, through the woods. There are a number of Robert Frost books for sale. It is simply a wonderful location to visit. Very peaceful. The staff is also very good. The Sunday afternoon I was there one of the Trustees, who happens to be an antique appraiser, was there at 2:00 and many people brought in their treasures for an appraisal. They gave a $5 donation to the Robert Frost home for his appraisal. He was very knowledgeable and it was fun just listening and learning. I love the place.

Thank Distance09
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Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

An hour or less is all you need. Nice walk on the trails in the woods and the house is interesting to see. If your around and love history, go visit.

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

This was closed when I visited, but I was still able to walk around the farm, including a tranquil walk in the woods past a babbling brook.. Posting the video was met with many thanks for a moment of solitude...

Thank Britaussiedude
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