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Old First Congregational Church

Bennington, VT
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If you are a fan of old churches, this is a great stop to make. The people working in the church... read more

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Parker, Colorado
A handsome building outside, it's really STUNNING inside

The classical New England church exterior houses a truly beautiful interior space that's well worth... read more

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This 1805 Bennington church is where poet Robert Frost is buried.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Reviewed yesterday

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 3 days ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

There was a lady there today that must know everything there is to know about Bennington's history. She helped me to see the town as it was, not as it is today.... And to understand the motivation and mindset of the early settlers. I'm not...More

Thank LittlePaint
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fascinating graveyard. Did not know poet Robert Frost was here. The inscription about freedom of religion was inspiring.

Thank Richardhencke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a beautiful old Congregational Church. Inside it has box pews that I have never seen before there are also balconies on each side. This is still an active Church and the congregation provides guides to tell you of its history. There is no fee...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The church is open from 1:00 until 4:00 p,m, and it was only fifteen minutes until closing when we arrived, so as in Robert Frost's poem, I felt I would be able to have only "A Passing Glimpse", but the volunteer working that afternoon assured...More

Thank gemcityer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little church with box pews and a lot of history. Go see Robert Frost's grave while here. Most interesting part was the cute couple that talked to us about the history of not only the church but the town too.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This church is well preserved. There are two people there that will give you the history of the area and the church as well.

Thank MsGMaine
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is a gem! The history of the Church is the history of New England. This is a not to be missed site in Old Bennington. And the adjoining cemetery is it's own special place. It is also the resting place of Robert Frost and...More

Thank Marge G
Reviewed 19 August 2017

It's very interesting to walk around the cemetary and read the information about the folks buried there from the 1700's. Robert Frost's grave is also there.

Thank Elizabeth F
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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